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Re: Got Ritilan. Anyone had similar reaction? bleauberry

Posted by cactus on October 22, 2009, at 18:06:35

In reply to Re: Got Ritilan. Anyone had similar reaction?, posted by bleauberry on October 22, 2009, at 16:41:34

Thanks Bleauberry, it's still very early days, I have only had modafinil, ropinirole and reboxetine work this quickly. I got a good 1.5 years out of modafinil but it made me shaky, so here's hoping that this keeps me going for quite a while after the stupid amount of meds I have tried over the years.

I must admit though, I'm so angry that I've had to wait almost 20 years to find that after 1 pill, I feel like I have been air lifted by chopper out of the grand canyon of darkness and that when I found out about my sleep disorders, I was offered modafinil 1st instead of ritialin for my OSA. Ropinirole 1st over clonazepam for RLS. Don't get me wrong about ropinirole though, it's great for RLS and surprisingly amazing for depression too except it made me projectile vomit for months. Clonazepam works for me on so many levels, it stops RLS, anxiety, regulates my mood and stops hypnopompic and hypnogogic hallucinations dead in there tracks.

My GP rang that pdoc I was suppose to see, they are friends and worked together for years and he said he wouldn't see me, he's not taking new patients. I hate pdoc's but I know when I have to go see one. Because my GP has worked in the mental health system for years he has said he's happy to monitor me for the time being and if I need a pdoc he'll send me to one ASAP. I think that's fair enough and I'll go when I have to.

I too am quite underweight for a guy my age so I'll have to keep a close eye on that too and make sure that I keep eating well.

Thanks for all your tips and pointers over the last couple of months, they have been very helpful. I forgot to tell you that the rhodiola didn't work out for me. It ended up making my anxiety go through the roof and gave me hot flashes and really bad shakes. Tremors run in the family but so far the only 2 meds that stopped them have been Ritialin and ropinirole.

I plan to stay on 10-20mg a day or less if I need it. I have to be steady at work and until I have a camera on my shoulder I won't be able to gauge that.

Thanks to shift work I have 4 days off. I might leave the house, I never leave the house unless I have to work. So many T's have tried to figure out how I manage to get to work but never leave the house for anything else and have tried to work that into crossover therapy to get me out the door on my days off.

Once again still early days, I must not get ahead of myself, god I hope this one stays with me! I do tend to get excited when something effects me this profoundly because it's only happened a handful of times. Then it ends up dumping me down the track.

Thank again, Peace C.




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