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by Madmom02
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off
Replies: 31
Views: 2245

Re: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off

Oh, should we take it down in case someone takes it seriously? I'm a huge fan of humor as medicine but totally get that it doesn't always translate well via the interwebz.
by Madmom02
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1822

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

I am in RLS hell. :( Tonight I took 50mg of trazadone at 6:15 , .25 mg of ropinirole at 7:00. I was planning on going to bed at 9:00 (my first mistake maybe?) I tried but couldn't sleep so I took .5 mg of clonazepam at 9:48. The RLS went from mild to bad by 10:26. After walking, massaging, cold wate...
by Madmom02
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Myofascial trigger points - I HATE them!
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

Re: Myofascial trigger points - I HATE them!

Just added the Trigger Point book to my Amazon wishlist along with the Clinical Management of RLS book. Thanks for the book tips!
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off
Replies: 31
Views: 2245

Re: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off

:lol: Tea, Earl Gray, hot, first.
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1822

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

ViewAble, thanks for the info about the nausea (& the permission to whine :wink: ) I can last two weeks if it's really helping the RLS. I am planning on weaning myself off the clonazepam - it doesn't help me sleep or the RLS and I think I'm taking it because it's habit and because I tapered off ...
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Question about Ropinerole and Stress
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Question about Ropinerole and Stress

Caldwell, you might want to repost your message under its own subject by starting a new topic so it doesn't get missed by anyone. Please accept my sympathies on the loss of your son. That is a terrible thing to have to deal with. I think that stress does make RLS worse but that's just me saying that...
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants
Replies: 61
Views: 17653

Re: RLS, Depression and Anti-depressants

Ann, just read the Scientific American article on antidepressants and placebos. Wow! This is changing my entire world view about antidepressants.

Thank you!
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off
Replies: 31
Views: 2245

Re: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off

Thinking positive that the ropinirole will calm the RLS and the trazadone will put me to sleep then :D . Dreaming big here: The nausea will go away and the ropinirole will stop the RLS forever and ever and the trazadone will help me sleep and as a side effect will lift this depression (that just won...
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Off to see my sleep dude and get my eyes cut open
Replies: 14
Views: 3400

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

Best of luck, Beth. I hope it goes well and your legs are calm. :D I'm jealous. Had to give up contacts (except for custom made rgp lenses which require very expensive solution) because my astigmatism has gotten so bad. Had my corneas measured for Lasik but they found non-senile cataracts (probably ...
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1822

Re: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

I'm hanging my hat on the neurologist I'll see in December at the Sleep Clinic. She researches RLS in pregnancy so ? Ropinirole nausea is a awful thing! Now, I see why I only lasted four days last time I tried it. I threw up in my mouth (sorry, gross) about five times from about 5:30 am until 11ish ...
by Madmom02
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam
Replies: 20
Views: 1822

Ropinirole + trazadone + clonazepam

Neuro visit went as expected today. He does not believe I augmented (although I didn't use that word - I said worsening) on pramipexole as he has patients who have used it for years with no problems. He prescribed ropinirole (Requip) .25 mg to be taken in addition to increasing the trazadone to 50mg...
by Madmom02
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off
Replies: 31
Views: 2245

Re: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off

I like your "gently tell him". I'd like to do that but I'm sure I'll cry and reinforce his opinion that all I need is an antiidepressant/sleep aid.

Gotta walk...
by Madmom02
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off
Replies: 31
Views: 2245

Re: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off

My neurologist's nurse just called. He wants me to try trazadone for sleep. I have a vague memory of trying it in the mid 90's as an antidepressant add-on but I wasn't on it very long and I don't remember the side effects. I've googled it - one possible side effect is "restlessness". Is th...
by Madmom02
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off
Replies: 31
Views: 2245

Re: Gabapentin - I want to pull my legs off

Thanks for bringing me back to reality. This is not the neurologist to show the algorithm to or to try to educate. I'm going in with very low expectations despite my blustering - this is not a new neurologist and he's not open-minded. Maybe he'll be frustrated with me or for me and that will work in...
by Madmom02
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: What Severe RLS is Like
Replies: 331
Views: 29414

Re: What Severe RLS is Like

Yay, hope! Now, we just have to figure out how to make it to 90. How'd she do it?

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