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by Bronwen
Sun May 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 132
Views: 41615

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Gosh! Thank you for that information. Indeed, my insomnia is not much assisted by benzodiazepines, if at all. I did not know there was an association. Sleep, for me, is totally hit-or-miss. I never know if I will get sufficient sleep, or not. It does make life very difficult when you're cannoning of...
by Bronwen
Sun May 27, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 132
Views: 41615

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Indeed Legsbestill, I hope I am one of those whose symptoms resolve for a while. Then I can devote my time to learning to sleep again. Few people seem to mention insomnia as a primary side-effect of pramipexole, although it is mentioned over and over in the package insert. RLS Insomnia + DA Insomnia...
by Bronwen
Sun May 27, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 132
Views: 41615

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Thank you StJohn and Rustsmith, I am most grateful for your input. On Friday I took a file full of information from rls.org, PubMed and various other sites to my GP. He took one look at (very small) me and my (very fat) file and said - 'Here comes trouble!' I said - 'You have no idea Doc'. Last mont...
by Bronwen
Sat May 26, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Discussion of Adenosine paper
Replies: 20
Views: 2541

Re: Discussion of Adenosine paper

Oops, I meant hyper-insomnia.

But if anyone has any hypersomnia to spare, I would like to have it now and then.
by Bronwen
Sat May 26, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Discussion of Adenosine paper
Replies: 20
Views: 2541

Re: Discussion of Adenosine paper

Clearly, I must study the adenosine paper, and the glutamate/GABA/adenosine issues. I have suffered from insomnia for many years, but only recently have used small doses of methadone when DAs were insufficient. I am on a low dose of DAs, and will under no circumstances increase the dose. I cannot re...
by Bronwen
Sat May 26, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Is your DA causing augmentation?
Replies: 132
Views: 41615

Re: Is your DA causing augmentation?

Indeed yes. I have had WED all my long 73 tears, slowly becoming worse over time. No-one had a name when I was young, or help. (Except quinine, and we all know about that). I did not even speak of it until many decades later. So you had it as early as you can remember, it's just there, part of your ...
by Bronwen
Fri May 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: tapering off ropinirole
Replies: 64
Views: 12134

Re: tapering off ropinirole

I tried to come off pramipexole by 25%, complete disaster, suicide territory. I now have a methadone scrip, and will try to reduce the DA by no more than 10% per month, with methadone as needed. I have read enough about DAWS to be truly afraid. Apparently, as many as 19% of sufferers will get DAWS, ...
by Bronwen
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Extreme compression DIY
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Extreme compression DIY

Hello People When things get really bad, I find that the following posture gives a lot of relief - First, to prepare, give your calf muscles a good stretch. The best way, I find, is to stand backwards on a step and drop the heels over the edge, This creates the best stretch because almost all of you...
by Bronwen
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hello, I'm Bronwen
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Hello, I'm Bronwen

Thank you for your prompt and inclusive advice Steve. My dose of pramipexole at present is 0.25, but I have been up to 0.375. My body is starting to scream for more, and in view of my side-effects I simply cannot go there. Quite why I was able reduce the dose, at least for a while, is something I fa...
by Bronwen
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Hello, I'm Bronwen
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Hello, I'm Bronwen

Hello Dear People, I am Bronwen. There is no-one on the site at the moment, so I hope you are all sleeping peacefully. I am in Africa, and it is not quite bed-time. When it is bedtime, I will have taken my second dose of pramipexole and half a benzo, and I will hope that I do not wake and have to ta...

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