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Restless Legs Syndrome
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Tramadol works for me!

wildlegs
wildlegs

I’ve been taking Tramadol for a few years now with great success. The only hard part was getting a doctor to prescribe it to me. I took 100mg for a long time but after about 4 or 5 years my legs told me I needed more. My GP wouldn’t give me more so I had to go to a pain doctor. I now take 200mg and all is good. The hardest part was finding a doctor to prescribe it as they are afraid of it because it’s considered an opioid.

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I get so excited when I hear someone has managed to stay on a regime for more than a couple of years for RLS. So glad you have relief. I think Tramadol has the potential to help everyone.

wildlegs
wildlegs
in reply to Heatherlss

What’s really maddening is when you have something that works and they want you to try something else. If the health world knew how much pain we’re in they should be happy for us when something works.

Heatherlss
Heatherlss
in reply to wildlegs

I know. Its unbelievable. I personally do not believe that DAs are any better than opiods. The DAs bind you. Miss it one day and let the show begin.

I'm on slow release tramadol twice a day 100mg originally for a knee replacement but discovered it helps my legs alot so doc left me on them thank god

So glad it helps.I'm on it too. It stops working every few months and I need to take a drug holiday for a month then it works again.Does that happen to you?x

Heatherlss
Heatherlss
in reply to Jumpey

How long have you been following this method and what dosage ?

Jumpey
Jumpey
in reply to Heatherlss

50mg and several years. I've lost count.I do this so I can stay on a low dose to avoid side effects as much as possible. X

wildlegs
wildlegs
in reply to Jumpey

So far no. In fact just a couple weeks ago I thought I’d try taking less and went down to one 50mg tablet a couple hours before bed. The first night wasn’t bad but the second night my wife thought I was developing Parkinson’s I was twitching so much. The third night I went back to 200mg and that was the end of that experiment.

I started with 100mg about 10 years ago. I’ve been on 200mg for two years now and it works great.

Hidden
Hidden

I took tramadol for years also. But I was not sleeping well, had disturbing dreams and was tired all the time. I have fibromyalgia and knew I needed a change. I am now taking lyrica..which stops restless legs and I sleep better.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Hidden

Interesting on tramadol as when I take it I get pins and needles in my groin

Any sense of how long it should take to transition from ropinirole to tramadol? Doc said perhaps a week but I'm skeptical. Dropped ropinirole from 1 mg to .50, My sleep is so unsettled, I'm getting little of it. Experiences with this??

Try 1 mg alprazolam, with ropenirol,it puts me right to sleep

I’ve been taking Tramadol for 10 years now. I started with 50mg but for the last three years I’ve been taking 200 mg. I’m not sure how quickly it started working but I’ve had good results and if I miss a time taking it I can tell right away but as soon as I go back all is good again. The hardest part is getting the drug. So many doctors are reluctant to prescribe it because it’s an opiate. I’ve tried many other things but this is my go to answer - it works.

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