I would really appreciate some feedback/advice. It is 6 weeks since I eliminated my last Oxycontin. I am still getting the occasional panic attack but I think I am mostly over the withdrawal period. The purpose of the elimination was to see if I could manage with just kratom for rls urge-to-move as my symptoms have improved quite a lot in recent months - I think as a result of raising my serum ferritin levels. Prior to eliminating oxycontin I was managing well with just one 5mg oxy and about 3mg kratom nightly.
Sadly, I cannot manage with just kratom - I am kept awake with the crawlies for most of the night. They are however nothing like as severe as they used to be so none of the violent jerking right out of bed - just that sort of unpleasant crawley feeling and need to move legs and torso to alleviate it but I am getting very little sleep - it lasts all night and I definitely need another med.
Don't want to go back on Oxycontin as I think it is more than I need and I don't like the speed with which I become physically dependent. I notice that a lot of people here take tramadol or even co-codemol. My GP would probably give me these if I asked for them. Are they less severe than Oxycontin? Would they represent a better option?
I have neupro and it works like a dream for me BUT I am extremely reluctant to use it as my primary treatment because (1) I am afraid of augmenting on it (had a terrible time getting off pramipexole last year) and (2) I want to keep it in reserve in case I am ever in a situation where I have to be in bed for a prolonged period eg for illness or accident.
Gabapentin does nothing for me and I really dislike the side effects.