Went to the docs today about coming of Tramodol and going from 2mg to 1mg Nupro , as I think It’s the patch that is causing my head shakes , it is not bad but I don’t like it, so now on 1mg patch and 75 mg Pregablin , does anyone thing Pregablin are good for rls , good luck xx
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After over 2 years I’ve had to come off Tramadol as it wasn’t working and maybe I was Augmenting. I’m on Gabapentin and it isn’t stopping RLS but I can cope (up 3 times a night). I hope to go back on Tramadol at a low dose after a break and hopefully it will work. I have tried 50mg when I am desperate and it worked! Last night I slept 8 hours with 1600mg Gaba plus 50mg Tram, brilliant!
My GP put me on 900mg then 1200mg but I upped it to 1600mg as I was suffering from Tramadol withdrawal or perhaps Augmentation (was really suffering with less than 2 hrs sleep a night). GP has upped my prescription to 1600mg now - he is very helpful and works with me. Max dose is 3200mg/day (for Parkinson’s). Gabapentin doesn’t affect my sleep but Tramadol really does, I get very alert after taking it at 10.00pm and can’t sleep but next afternoon I fall asleep as soon as I sit down!
Pay attention, beady! John is on GABAPENTIN, that one usually takes in much higher doses than the PREGABALIN you take.
Also, upping the dose of gabapentin or pregabalin to find out whether it works for your rls or not is no use as long as you are still on the neupro while withdrawing from augmentation. Only a few weeks after you completely stopped the neupro, you will be able to assess the effectiveness of another medicine. That is my personal experience and it makes sense as well.
Beady have you stopped the Tramadol or still taking them. ?
Hi beady, i am up every night unfortunately. I just thought i would pop on the HU for a peek, and saw yours. Beady you have reduced the tramadol and now the patch, so you are having some withdrawals i would think. Can you go back to the 100mgs tramadol while you are getting used to only using the 1mg patch, it could help you get some sleep. Its better to just get used to reducing one med at a time. x
Thank you Elise, I have only got 5tramodol left so I can’t up those the other thing would be to go back to the 2mg patch I have got a 3 weeks of those Last night I went to sleep stood up leaning against the units , thank you so much for your help, I have got a lot on next week and have got to be up early each day am really worried because of no sleep , could I take more Pregablin at the min I take 175mg, xx
I have no experience of taking Pregabalin so cant help you with that. I still think you should go back to 100mgs tramadol while getting used to reducing the patch. But you need to discuss it with your doctor, can you have a phone back call from your doctor, that way no need to have a appointment.