cornelia wrote:I wonder too why doctors don't think of advising to rotate opiates for a few days with a DA for a few days. It is strange though that dr B advises in his books exactly that but he doesn't act on it (I think); he calls it mini drug holidays if I'm not mistaken.
Severe RLS patients are difficult to handle for neuro's and the suggestion to rotate every few days might be too much time-consuming for them because they have to guide them in their efforts. It might also be that this is only for patients that are well versed on RLS treatment and this can be too difficult for many patients. I don't know.
Corrie, I probably shouldn't have said that! I honestly do not know if he prescribes this way or not. It may be that he does rarely because it's only appropriate in limited cases, so it seems like he doesn't. I can only say that he didn't suggest it for me - I suggested it. And, it could be that he has added this into his methods since it worked for me - it was in 2008, I think, when I started doing it - so a long time ago. Because those of us who augmented know the horrors of it, It seems perfect to use on severe cases in the beginning, before augmentation - you never augment, you never get tolerance. But, it's likely not that simple
I also think you are correct - it likely is a lot to deal with and remember - and mistakes could be made easily. A few people here who I suggested it to have been hesitant - it does seem sort of crazy when you think of it. We're used to taking one thing all the time. It would be great if they created a packet such as birth control pills - in a blister pack. Then people wouldn't make mistakes.