I do not quite understand all these drugs and what are opiates. I take ropinerole (an opiate I think) and have done from before NICE approved of them. (Did the drugs trial for Glaxo) Hate taking them but being in Wales that is all my local health authority will approve (pay for) Have started taking Tremadol (is this an opiate???) due to augmentation and have cut down the Ropinerole by half with the help of homeopathic dopamine. Now worried about the effect of Tremadol taking 2 x 50mg a day, anyone have any info on this. Because my GP cannot or will not help this is my only route!!!!!