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Re: Getting off of Requip due to augmentation

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:26 am
by badnights
It makes me angry that you have to go through this. It seems to me that she should have granted you at least a few months of peace :evil: , but preferably, she should just keep prescribing the medication that is allowing you a semi-normal life. Would she be able to do her job if she woke up for an hour every night? She should be prescribing what works and worry about fighting whoever there is to fight if they ever call her out for it, and not until then.

Rant over. I'm glad your symptoms are much better, and congratulations on the whole procedure, and sticking to your guns. I hope the Lyrica will indeed be enough on its own! And if it's not, and she refuses to get a backbone, there's always kratom!

Re: Getting off of Requip due to augmentation

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:24 am
by Ladyslider
I have been trying using only the Lyrica. It doesn't do anything for the RLS. It does make me sleepy but I need my legs to be still. I don't have a problem going to sleep. I end up getting up and taking the 10mg of Oxycontin. My neurologist did mention she may refer me to a pain doctor if I continued to need the opioid. They can and are allowed to prescribe opioids. That means I have to educate another doctor on RLS and opioids as a legitimate treatment. I have all my articles and the book "Clinical Management of Restless Legs Syndrome" Second Edition that my neurologist used.

I just finished listening to the webinar Dr. Buchfuhrer did where he did nothing but answer questions. Great webinar. It will be posted on the RLS.org website.

Re: Getting off of Requip due to augmentation

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:55 am
by badnights
Nice.

Re: Getting off of Requip due to augmentation

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:10 am
by leggo_my_legs
badnights wrote:It makes me angry that you have to go through this. It seems to me that she should have granted you at least a few months of peace :evil: , but preferably, she should just keep prescribing the medication that is allowing you a semi-normal life. Would she be able to do her job if she woke up for an hour every night? She should be prescribing what works and worry about fighting whoever there is to fight if they ever call her out for it, and not until then.

Rant over.


Epic rant. Made me feel better today just reading it. :D

Re: Getting off of Requip due to augmentation

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:42 pm
by Ladyslider
I can’t believe prescribing a nightly dose of OxyContin for RLS would be a big deal. I think all this opioid stuff has gone overboard.