milliga wrote:I was on clonazapam several years ago for my RLS. I had to keep increasing my dosage and afterwards was switched to Mirapex plus a sleeping pill (Zopiclone) about a year ago.
I often am not able to sleep in the last 6 mos and want to go off Zopiclone. Now I'm wondering if I could go back on Clonazapam to replace the sleeping pill (do we lose the resistance that we build up??
Hi Milliga I have been taking clonazapem for about 2 yrs now and take .75 mg and also take .125 mg of mirapex. I did good for awhile but was not sleeping good at all and last summer was getting symptoms every night.
When I saw my neurologist last year, I suggested Lyrica as I have the painful rls so he gave me samples of Lyrica of 50mg. Well it worked as far as taking the pain away but I was like a zombie the next day. I threw the samples away.
Well anyways, I did see him last December and discussed all of this with him and he suggested that I still take the Mirapex .125mg and to take 1/4 of the pill at 12 noon, 1/4 of the pill at 3 pm and 1/4 of the pill at 6pm and he also gave Lyrica 25mg (I take the 25mg of Lyrica with the last dosage of mirapex at 6 pm) and it has been a miracle. I have not had any symptoms for the last month and a half. I am still also on the clonazapem and still doing good.
I am also finally getting some decent sleep which is good as I have not slept good for at least 20 yrs and I am not exaggerating.
I feel that you can lose the resistance to the meds but for now I am doing fine and hope that it continues.
I would talk to your dr and see what he says.
You have a good evening and hope that you can find the relief that you need. Your quality of life is so important and I have finally found it and hope to keep it.