Hi, I’ve been on pramipexole 0.18 mg for eleven years, decided I wanted to get off them and try manage my legs with natural methods. I seen my GP who reluctantly prescribed me two weeks worth of Tramadol 50 mg.
So Monday this week I stopped the pramipexole, took a tramadol, which did not help one bit, other than make me drowsy, and I have to say that was probably the most hideous hell of a week I’ve ever experienced, no sleep at all and the misery and despair I felt at night could have actually put me over the edge.
What I find particularly frightening is I didn’t realise pramipexole was so addictive, hand tremors, cravings and a mild headache all week. I couldn’t go to work on Wednesday as I was that zombified.
Needless to say, I caved in last night at 4am, I just couldn’t take the sensations in my legs anymore, so took half a 0.18 tab. I’m disappointed and to be honest I don’t think now I’ll ever get off this medication. The thought of going through withdrawals for possibly another week plus just doesn’t bare thinking about and I take my hat to those that have managed.
A very distressing painful experience
Best to all