Sleeplessinbb wrote:I began experiencing augmentation after a number of years of being on Miramax, and having to supplement my sleep with vicodin. my arms began jerking and flailing at night, my partner reported that I was pounding the mattress. that's when I remembered my father's pain had increased from his legs to his arms.
I found a neurologist who prescribed horizant and gabapentin , while we attempted to reduce the mirapex I was taking.
I was sleeping much better, until I got to .025 milligrams of mirapex.. I could not reduce beyond that, I was staying up late till 2/ 3 in the morning, dozing and waking and walking and eating.
in desperation I would pop a hydromorphone, left over from a previous surgery. I would finally pass out into a deeply drugged state.
last night, along with my medication, I ate a small pot brownie. I slept all night long without waking at all. it was marvelous. I think tonight I just may try to reduce one of my medications, while I in just a little more pot brownie. hopefully report back. now if we could just get Florida to legalize medical marijuana., even my neurologist is supportive of using pot medically.
Many of us have been here - it's a miserable place, isn't it? I can say that all of us that have gotten through it have found that it takes one of two things. 1) Just stop it at the .25 mg point and be freakin' miserable for 5-10 days (it almost always starts to get better by day 10, and often soon), or 2) have enough other drugs to help get through it. For most of us, the other drugs have been opioids, because that's what our doctors prescribed. Few of us have had access to kratom or MM to see if it can help with the worse of it.
Let's hope the MM works for you.