I finally saw the neurologist for RLS. She wants me to take Horizant, and balked at giving me low dose a Tramadol because I’m breastfeeding.
(Tramadol does not cause issues in breastfeeding, which is why unwanted to try it. EVERY other drug for RLS does.)
Told me to stay on the ropinerole at .50 mg (dopamine agonists supress prolactin,) take Tramadol 50mg (Only because I INSISTED, and I currently don’t have any because she wouldn’t give it to me until she gets the ok from my OB- who has verbally told me it’s fine...) and to add Horizant 600g, even though I told her I have tried it before, and regular gabapentin does nothing other than make me feel super dizzy. Apparently, I am going to stay stuck with ropinerole for now too, because we did not discuss a tapering schedule, despite my pleas that it is killing my milk supply. I’m also supposed to go get my Ferritin level checked. Hopefully that will tell me something.
I realize I’m young for her to begin prescribing a narcotic. I’d love it if I could find an alternative. But Geeze... I’m dealing with a 7 week old new baby, and I need to grab sleep however and whenever I can. I feel like her conservative approach is going to have me taking useless meds until she’s finally convinced I have tried EVERYTHING else, and then is just going to put me back on ropinerole again, or the Neupro patch. (More dopamine agonists).
I’m more exhausted than I’ve ever been in my life, and my RLS is the worst it has ever been. Just needed to vent, everyone.