Those of you who have been responding to my posts about going cold turkey off Ropinerole know I am hopefully at the end of my withdrawal period. Seven days today since I stopped taking 2 mg of Ropinerole after titrating down from 12 mg since January.
I saw my GP today and we were trying to decide which direction I should go in now with a different medication. I am feeling much better with no more augmentation only some minor leg twitching and a kind of sensation in one leg then the other that feels like my circulation is being cut off. It's kind of weird. Has me and my doctor wondering if it's peripheral neuropathy from a botched foot operation over 10 years ago. Since Gabapentin combined with tramadol, plus iron bisglycinate doesn't seem quite strong enough to prevent the onset of these uncomfortable leg sensations every afternoon and evening ńow, my GP thinks Lyrica might be a better medication for me once I'm completely past this Ropinerole withdrawal.
My question for those of you who have been on Lyrica is: What has your experience been with it? What are the positives about this medication? Does it actually control RLS? Any draw backs? Does it cause augmentationh? Is this a viable choice for me given what some of you know about my past experience? I'd really appreciate any thoughts any of you have about Lyrica. Thank you.