A 24-year-old male asked:
Im 8weeks off off suboxone and on naltrexone still no energy and terrible rls .just started lyrica (pregabalin) &doc is slowly raising dose will this ever end?
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undefined 40 years experience
Ask for specific : Treatment for rls. Narcotics such as Suboxone do a great job blocking rls. Naltrexone on the other hand can have the opposite effect. Your doctor should order a ferritin level to make sure that your total iron body stores are not diminished. I would not be surprised if you also have periodic limb movements of sleep which often accompanies rls. This can cause a great disturbance in sleep continuity and daytime fatigue and sleepiness. The treatment is the same as for rls.
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