Hello everybody, I'm new here, and just wanted to talk/ask about augmentation. When I started suffering about five years ago Pramipexole gave me immediate relief. My dosage quickly rose over the next couple of years to end up at 0.6gm a day, alongside 600mg of Sodium Valproate (I don't know if you have that Stateside). At which point my quality of life was so poor with symptoms starting earlier etc that I asked to be switched to Rotigatine patches. The dangers of augmentation were not flagged up and certainly not linked to high dosage. Now I am on 8mg patches and faced with the prospect of a nasty comedown, but I'm grateful I discovered this board. With my health professionals not seemingly well-informed enough, even neurological consultants, I would not have otherwise realised the exact nature of the problem with dopamine agonists. I now start the long and painful quest for some other classes of drug which will allow me to get my doses down to where they should be.
Any advice welcome. I picked up some Pregablin today, and so it begins.