rthom wrote:EeFall wrote:Yeah, we forget the bad stuff Also doesn't help that I have been taking Lyrica for years at 150mg in morning and 150mg in evening.
Ah now that makes more sense.
This is the first time in 4 hours I have been able to use computer, been mostly pacing all night. I have been taking some kind of medication for RLS since 2000. I suppose that is the doctors point, I have not gone 10 days without any medication since then and now can't remember exactly when I first started taking a dopamine agonist (DA) but it must have been around that time period. I am pretty sure I took .125mg of mirapex for about 6 years in a row until I augmented on it the first time and now doctor Earley says that I should never have taken it again since that happened which I believe was about 2008. He has an idea that the DA augmentation along with my severe sleep apnea is keeping me spiraling out of control and it won't stop until I get off of all DA's, and then never go back to them.
After this night of hell I'm not sure why he had me go cold turkey on Lyrica. I don't think he thought it was that big of a problem with Lyrica but now that I see the results I would have cut back by taking only the nighttime dose, and then no Lyrica after several days of halving it. I may have told him the wrong dose though initially I told him I took .5 mg of methadone, not 5 mg tabs 2 1/2 times a day. I didn't think I was actually aware that I took 300mg a day of Lyrica until today so I may have told him I was taking like 50mg at a shot. Of course the records that were sent to Johns Hopkins should have the correct dosage though.