If you are taking this only for PLMD specifically -- here's a question for you ... what time of the evening do you find it best to take this? I have been trying to take it closer to my bedtime ... but was wondering if I should be taking it earlier in the evening to give it more time to get in the blood stream? Thanks! I also have RLS and chronic insomnia ... this is the only med my sleep doc thinks is the best option for me as I had an anaphyalactic (I'm sure I spelled that wrong!) to Requip and they don't want to try Mirapex since they are in the same family of drugs ... and he said if I had taken gabapentin in the past for migraine's and never noticed it helping my sleep then he didn't see a need in changing my medicine to that ... and I was told to just stay the course with the 2.5 mg of Klonopin and come back in 3 months and he'll re-eval then. I had the same exact trouble that someone else mentioned about their doc giving them grief every time they needed a refill ... I asked to go to a sleep doc and he said he had NO problem giving me a 3 month supply with a re-check being scheduled ... I was even told that 2.5 mg. was "anesthesia levels" he disagreed, he agreed it is a little on the higher side, but he said if it's working and your finally sleeping then he was okay with it ... I was so glad I asked to go see a specialist! :)
I take 0.5 mg. doctors write 4 times a day, but I prefer to take them at bedtime about 30min before go to bed. It helps me to sleep most of the time. However, sometimes I need to take Sonata (now it is generic)
For many years taking med, I learn that we need to be in some way our own doctors. The same med working differently with others and people take different other med but not every doctor count on it. Therefore, I not always follow their advice if I see that it better to work at bedtime than during the day and make me drowsy. I do at bedtime.
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