This is a basic recap of my horrors with RLS I have had RSL for many years and originally look low dose up to 1 mg with Gabapentin. I refused large dose of Gaba (about 1200 mg which I felt made me hostile and I thought extremely agitated. I had an appointment at Kings Neurology Department and his advice was to double the dose to 2mg Extended release. !!!!!! I now know this was not good adviceI and started to get extreme augmentation - arm, torso and legs. About 9 months ago I started to wean myself off Ropinerole. Over months I very slowly reduced Ropinerole from 2 mg extended release to .125mg per night. My doctor supported me and prescribed 2 at night 37.5 mg Tramadol which I am able to cut in half. Incidentally, about a week ago I discovered CBD and take a couple of drops 3 times a day. CBD HAS HELPED ME BUT NOT CURED IT
Now I’ve been off Ropinerole for a week Iand i would dearly love to get off Tramadol. Tramadol even at relatively low dose causes me to feel agitated in the morning and to cap it all my legs are mildly restless . I try to resist to a Tramadol
At the moment I’m feeling very depressed - I also have issues with my back and side of abdomen. I cannot see any light at the tunnel.
Should I continue with a dose 1 or 2 x 37.5 Tramadol that helps my RLS and back pain and worry about Tramadol addiction later. I already feel under the control of this drug
I also take gentle iron which, together with Tramadol makes me extremely constipated I also take with magnesium which seems to help with constipation.
At the moment I can’t see any hope or release from A constant feeling of agitation/RLS