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by Madmom02
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 61
Views: 17790

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

I don't know of any research. In my personal experience, most antidepressants that worsened the RLS did so pretty quickly and it was bad enough that the gabapentin & later, clonazepam, couldn't cover it. Others caused a gradual worsening but it was mild enough that the gabapentin or clonazepam p...
by Madmom02
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

I stopped taking oxycontin in 2014 but had been taking it along with oxycodone for breakthrough pain. Usually take 0-15mg (total) oxycodone a day for the pain. Oxycontin seems like a scarier drug to me for some reason. What's worse, clonazepam or oxycodone? After 0 sleep on Thursday night, I slept f...
by Madmom02
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Off to see my sleep dude and get my eyes cut open
Replies: 14
Views: 3420

Re: Off to see my sleep dude and get my eyes cut open

Congrats! It must be so cool to not have to grab your glasses!
by Madmom02
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Restiffic and Relaxis Information
Replies: 46
Views: 14419

Re: Restiffic and Relaxis Information

This is good to hear. Maybe this is d'uh to people who've done more research but this makes me think RLS is a vascular thing. It would explain why moderate exercise helps but too much can make it worse and why we have to move.
by Madmom02
Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety

Rlstader and legsbestill, my sympathies on the anxiety thing. I'm glad you're feeling better, Rlstader. Buspar can work wonders for anxiety. I know people who've had a great response to it. I don't think it always increases RLS. Wellbutrin supposedly is one of the few antidepressants that doesn't ca...
by Madmom02
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

legsbestill (I love your user name!), thank you for your kind words. It really helps to have someone remind me that I am strong and hope is essential to resilience. :D I am having a terrible time because, in addition to the RLS, the MS has decided to gift me with some new challenges. Apparently some...
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

The ropinirole is doing nothing for me and I'm still having early morning - mid morning RLS. It quiets down mid day and then picks up again at 4:30ish. Quiets down again until 7-9 and then just stays. My neuro increased the trazadone to 75 mg but without 1.0 clonazepam there's no sleep. The last two...
by Madmom02
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: OxyContin, oxycodone and severe anxiety

I was on buspirone (Buspar) this summer and it made my RLS worse. Also, are you sure what you are experiencing is anxiety and not a racing heart? I was on an antidepressant that caused me to have really high blood pressure and a really fast heart rate. My psychiatrist originally thought it was anxie...
by Madmom02
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

Spoke too soon. :( Had mild RLS beginning at 6:00pm, by 7:46pm it was bad and it just kept getting worse. Took the trazadone and ropinirole at 8:00pm. Then took .5mg clonazepam at 9:00pm as part of my taper. By 10:15pm the RLS was severe. I took 5mg of oxycodone at 10:30pm. No change in the RLS. Fel...
by Madmom02
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

Happy news! I slept from about 1:15 am until 9:30am! No RLS, not groggy, mild dizzy and milder nausea with a lot less weakness! :D :D Still really hungry but controlling it better. And, it's 4:45pm and NO RLS yet! :!: I don't know if Dr Neurologistbutknowsnothing was speaking specifically about RLS ...
by Madmom02
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Myofascial trigger points - I HATE them!
Replies: 8
Views: 3966

Re: Myofascial trigger points - I HATE them!

I missed the link but I've got it bookmarked now. Thank you! I'm not sure I actually have real trigger points but I had trigger point massage therapy in another state years ago and it was incredibly helpful in loosening me up so I could walk more freely/easily. Could just be spasticity. I've always ...
by Madmom02
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

Severe RLS attacks again! :( I'm still very sleepy from everything I took last night and maybe because I didn't fall asleep until after 3:30am. I slept until 9:30am and took a NAP from 11:30am to 1:30pm! I've had no meds during the day and the RLS was quiet until 4:15pm when it kicked in a little. I...
by Madmom02
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

I think I'll take the ropinirole a little later. I did did get stressed out by some news so maybe that was it. Or maybe this whole increase in the RLS since early September is progression. :cry: Well, at least I can still walk if I need to although because of the new weakness and dizziness from the ...
by Madmom02
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off
Replies: 31
Views: 2294

Re: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off

Whew! Glad I didn't do something stupid. If you really wanted to print it in Nightwalkers, we could add a disclaimer and probably change the "notpfizer" name to something else.

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