Well my website forum friends, I am 3 weeks past getting off that toxic drug Ropinerole--anyone on it beware. It causes augmentation, a dreadful experience. Anyone on it read the article on augmentation on the RLS/UK website. Now that my horrific withdrawal symptoms seem to be gone, I have titrate my Lyrica dosages up from 1, 100 mg Lyrica in place of 1200 mgs of Gabapentin in the morning to another 100 mgs at bedtime. For 6 days it was great--not a single RLS symptom all day & night. Then two nights ago, wild sensations of cold sweats, hot flashes (I'm long past menopause), feeling like I want to jump out of my skin, and my BP shot up to 167/88. I'm thinking it must be AKATHISIA thanks to the advice of one website member??? Any other interpretations?
So my GP wants me to go up to add in another dose of 100 mgs of Lyrica for my 5PM dose in place of of that last dose of Gabapentin. That would eliminate all Gabapentin.
I did it yesterday, and felt great all day and night. No RLS or AKATHISIA at all. Slept so well.
I'm still on 100 mgs of Tramadol (2, 50 mg capsules) twice a day--morning & bedtime. GP does want me off Tramadol eventually, it say one med elimination at a time.
I hope this 300 mgs of Lyrica works.
Does anyone know if there is a benefit to taking 300 mgs of Lyrica divided up into 100 mgs a day vs. taking 1, 300 mgs of it in a one dose capsule once a day?