I have finally made it through the last of my withdrawal after going cold turkey from Ropinerole—fingers crossed. My GP is now slowly introducing me to Lyrica, starting at 100 mgs in the morning, while maintaining my afternoon and evening Gabapetin and tramadol doses. I'm not much of a drinker, but I do like a glass of wine with dinner some evenings. I'm 70 years old, would one glass, of say 5 ozs. of white wine (I avoid red wine because it does tend to affect my RLS) be an absolute no, no on Lyrica? Or is there some wiggle room, since I am taking my present dose at 7 AM? Does anyone have experience with Lyric and wine consumption? Eventually I will probably titrate up to 300 mgs of Lyrica, I assume wine and all alcohol will be verboten then.
For those of you on Lyrica for RLS, I have another question: I also have peripheral neuropathy in my ankles and feet with arthritis. I am concerned about weight gain and mood shifts toward depression as my GP increases my Lyrica dosage from 100 mgs to 300 mgs. As some of you have said in past posts, Lyrica works best, at lower doses, like 150 mgs. I am not over weight, and I am a pretty upbeat and optimistic person, so the idea of being influenced toward either weight gain or negative thinking is a concern. Any thoughts or experiences to share about these aspects of Lyrica?
Thanks in advance for your responses and thoughts.