Hi...me again..banging on about the same old, same old.....
I am driving my GP practice crazy, trying to get some answers , but THEY ARE LISTENING NOW!!!! A younger Locum GP did loads of blood tests, iron, folate, B12, Ferritin, sugars, magnesium and more and guess what...All normal!!
I am currently taking an SSRI which is making the rls worse. I understand Bupropion is a better alternative to use. but its not licensed in the UK. I contacted Glaxo Kline Smith ( the manufacturer) in the uk, not really expecting a reply, but got a call the next day from them, which I think was brilliant!
Anyway the upshot is that it can be prescribed off label, if the GP is willing to take responsibility.
The lady at GKS is trying to find out the actual reason why there is a difference between countries. I dont know if its a cost thing or... as my GP thinks , it is not very effective! (although he thought it was an ssri!! I put him right on that one!!!! ha ha ..
I explained all this to my GP and he is not keen, but has gone away to do more research and think about it. He offered me a low dose of rhopinole? (sp) but I am anxious to avoid these drugs for as long as possible.
So what I need to know is ...has anyone in the US had any experience of buproprion and how effective it is.
I feel I need to carry on with an antidepressent because it has made such a difference to my mental health and wellbeing...apart from the rls problem, it has saved my life ....literally!!
Thanks for listening..Have a good day . I anm just about to take my 11 month old puppy out for her very first snowy walk!!! WE GOT BIG SNOW!!!!!