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Postby PerrySmith » Mon May 13, 2019 4:23 pm

I was on Ropinirole for 15 years or more. My RLS continued to worsen. Three months ago after finding this site I stopped taking Ropinirole. For the first three days I was unable to sit or lay down for more than a couple minutes at time. I paced the floor all night for three nights. Not a wink of sleep during this time. Like the site says, I went through hell for four or five days. The RLS lessened somewhat after that. Within a few days I was able to meet with a new physician. He put me on 50mg of Lyrica. It was like taking a sugar pill. Had no effect what so ever. He up the dose to 150 then to 200mg. This has completely changed my life. Lyrica has reduced my RLS completely during the day and 98% during the night. And when I do notice it, it is so mild that I am able to ignore it.
Before seeing this physician and starting on Lyrica I tried to find a physician who would prescribe an opioid. No luck there. I did purchase some opioids in Mexico which was a big help just prior to my appointment with the new physician.

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Re: Lyrica

Postby Polar Bear » Mon May 13, 2019 5:20 pm

It is wonderful to hear that you benefitted from the information here on our Discussion Board.

It sounds like you stopped your Ropinerole cold turkey. Well done.
How to you take your Lyrica, is it one dose or two doses.

Thank you so much for coming back and telling us of your success, it gives hope to other sufferers.
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Re: Lyrica

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon May 13, 2019 8:30 pm

Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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