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    Old 06-05-2009, 06:28 AM   #1
    lseamans21
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    Restless Legs & Klonopin

    I've been diagnosed with RLS recently and for the last month I had been taking Mirapex, which worked great, except that it was very expensive. My doctor switched me to Klonopin because it would be cheaper. I've only been taking it for 2 days, yet it is next to impossible to wake up when I want to. I don't wake up until 30 minutes before I'm supposed to leave for work, and when I was on the Mirapex, I could wake up at 5am and go running. I'm only on .5mg of Klonopin, so should I wait a little while longer before asking for the Mirapex back and see if the sluggish wake up goes away? When I finally do wake up completely after taking Klonopin, I feel amazing, but I'm worried about the waking up situation. Is there another medication I could bring up to my doctor?

     
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    Old 06-06-2009, 05:54 AM   #2
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    Re: Restless Legs & Klonopin

    I take the generic version of klonopin(clonazepam) and I do not have that problem. I fhave found I do not have to take it every night and some nights only take half the .5 mg dose, which is a plus as it can be addictive. I also have fibromyalgia so do not sleep well anyway and this does help some there as well as relieving the restless legs.

    Maybe try taking your dose earlier in the evening if you are having trouble waking up in the morning. I take mine about 15 minutes before I go to bed so it can get into my system, but if it is lasting that long in you try earlier.

    Good luck.....sunny 47

     
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