Re: Husband has RLS
Recent studies have shown that requip can cause RLS to become worse. My RLS got much worse. But, if he wants to stay on the requip, check the milligrams that he is taking. It starts as low as .25mg. He may want to try a lower dose.
As for medications, gabapentin (generic neurontin) has helped me. I had no sleepiness with it, until I had to increase my dose. But because I have such an extreme case of RLS, my dose is very high.
Narcotics are also an option, if you have a doctor who will prescribe them and/or thinks that your case is bad enough to warrant them.
Iron is supposed to help (not cure), as well as magnesium. Also, studies have shown that caffeine intake should be decreased if you suffer from RLS. With me, I stopped caffeine, and had no lessening of my symptoms, but everyone seems to be different.
Hope this helps your husband.