tapering off ropinirole

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Re: tapering off ropinirole

Postby badnights » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:00 am

If you have an infection anywhere, that could raise your ferritin levels. Should be temporary though.
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Re: tapering off ropinirole

Postby Bronwen » Fri May 18, 2018 4:40 pm

I tried to come off pramipexole by 25%, complete disaster, suicide territory.
I now have a methadone scrip, and will try to reduce the DA by no more than 10% per month, with methadone as needed.
I have read enough about DAWS to be truly afraid. Apparently, as many as 19% of sufferers will get DAWS, some of them for protracted periods - or for life.
Do not mess with this stuff! No wonder so many legal cases are in the pipeline.

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Re: tapering off ropinirole

Postby stjohnh » Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm

I'm glad you managed to get the methadone prescription. It should make coming off the pramipexole quite a bit easier, although not necessarily easy. What is your current dose of pramipexole?
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Re: tapering off ropinirole

Postby stjohnh » Fri May 18, 2018 9:02 pm

Hmmm, I missed the "methadone as needed" part of your post. Methadone has a very long Half-Life and so doesn't really lend itself to as-needed use. How are you thinking of using it as-needed?
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Re: tapering off ropinirole

Postby ViewsAskew » Sat May 19, 2018 2:40 am

DAWS is very unlikely with low doses. How much are you taking, Bronwen? Once you get to 1 mg or pramipexole, I do not believe there are issues with stopping it immediately - but check with a pharmacist to be sure. I'd check with Dr. B - email him as somno@verizon.net. He usually says to stop cold turkey if taking 1 mg or less. You can taper prior if taking more, but I think he says to reduce every 3 to 4 days.
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