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  1. Restless Leg In Other Parts
    ... relax - bam - it gets me. My doctor has given me requip (ropinrhole) which I take before bed - it works 99...

  2. IS this RLS
    ... happen only at night, but I am currently taken 2mg of Requip every 6-8 hrs for it. Any ideas on what to do to...

  3. Odd... copy-cat movement/reflex
    ... had RLS for many years and currently taking 3 mg of Requip before bed with acceptable benefits. I have recently...

  4. Found Some Relief
    ... supposedly make RLS worse? I also started taking .5 mg of requip about 4:30 pm. For the last 2 days, I have been able ... the paper - hallelujah! About 8:30 I take 1 mg of requip and sleep pretty well. For a long time, my legs...

  5. RLS questions
    ... spasms that can cause the legs to jump. Mirapex or Requip . I also found strange as it might seem, anything...

  6. My brother has RLS at night and can't sleep!
    ... before. I did a ton of research and discovered Requip , which is now the only FDA approved medication for...

  7. Help-can RLS only affect feet??
    ... in my arms and hands sometimes. Drives me nuts. Requip helps a lot....

  8. New to RLS
    ... about 4 weeks ago, I used the starter pack for the Requip . Once I got to 1mg per day, I started getting sick ... the point that I was ready to climb the walls. Requip was like my magic bullet, about the 3rd or 4th day...

  9. New to board, but not new to RLS
    ... relief from those creepy sensations. I was given Requip and eventually Gabapentin as well, and they helped...

  10. RLS Please Help
    ... have RLS and have had it for about 20 yrs. I do take Requip of a night but what can I take during the day that...
    ... bothered with RLS in the daytime, too. I don't take Requip , but take Carbidopa/Levadopa. I can have two pills...
    ... night I would have glady given my legs to anybody. requip does nothing - mirapix - it has been a while. I take...

  11. RLS Please Help
    ... have RLS and have had it for about 20 yrs. I do take Requip of a night but what can I take during the day that...

  12. Nystagmus side effect
    ... I have been taking Requip for 8 weeks. Started with .25 and for the last 6 weeks ... This problem is unquestionably as a result of the Requip . Nothing much can be done to alleviate this problem ... except to modify my Requip dosage. I am going to try by taking 1mg every other...

  13. rls during the day
    ... sitting still and my legs start jerking. I have tried requip (little help and expensive). My shrink has me take...
    ... looking for someone else having trouble during the day. Requip works at night but daytime is getting worse and worse ... concerned where this is headed. I too get sick from Requip . However, I do have a 20 minute window to fall asleep...
    ... all the time and it hurts so bad in my bones Im on Requip and I really think it helps alot during the night...
    ... REALLY help. And you can take them more often than the Requip . I take 2 at night w/ my Requip (1 mg). If my legs...

  14. Must Read!!! I'm CURED
    ... legs going nuts just at bedtime. Then I was put on Requip . Just like many others .5 mg got me through the night ... . But soon after taking Requip the restlessness started bothering me earlier in the ... to 1. mg. Then 1 1/2. Its been about 2 years taking Requip and it has now become toxic to me. Out of the blue...
    ... Would the bar of soap help during the day? Requip takes care of my problem at night but daytimes are...

  15. Can't Sleep
    ... they even had a name for this. My doctor has me on requip . I seem to have it worse in one leg than the other ... replacement 3 months ago and they had to up the dose on my requip for a time as I was going crazy. Go to your doctor...

  16. Anyone tried Mucuna Pruriens, or Wellbutrin?
    ... are restless.. The truth is that im afraid to try Requip or Mirapex. I'd like to try another meds first. I...

  17. Do you think i have RLS??
    ... the dopamine problem...:( Maybe i'll have to take Requip all my life, or maybe trying Wellbutrin...:) So...

  18. Home remedies that sound ridiculous but are worth trying.
    ... ( That was the first thing I tried. #2 was Requip #3 was klonapin (sp? sorry) #4 was Mirapex #5...
    ... ( That was the first thing I tried. #2 was Requip #3 was klonapin (sp? sorry) #4 was Mirapex #5...

  19. Leg pain....
    ... is really bad if I'm tired (day or night). I take Requip for it, I take the lowest dose right now so I will...

  20. All my life I've wiggled and kicked - is this RLS?
    ... back fine she said it was probably RLS and prescribed Requip , it has been great, I still have symptoms, but now...
    ... back fine she said it was probably RLS and prescribed Requip , it has been great, I still have symptoms, but now ... my Neurologist every 3 months and he has prescribed Requip . You take it about 1-2 hours before you go to bed...
    ... I've just graduated from sinemet to Requip . violent kicks and flails come from Periodic Limb ... come along with the Restless leg syndrome. the Requip has changed my life. When you can sleep, you are...

  21. Can you split Requip?
    ... I started on the Requip starter pack and I feel like the 1mg tab is too much...

  22. How do I find a specialist for RLS?
    ... or it works and makes me depressed. I have tried: Requip , Neurontin, Mirapex, carb/levo, Percocet, Klonopin...
    ... didnt feel a sleep study was necessary. He gave me requip but I puked a few times so he swithced me to klonopin...
    ... looney woman, and if I have to, I'll go back on the Requip and put up with the barfing. I also mentioned to her...
    ... you are seeking. I called to ask for a refill on my Requip and when I asked for something for my migraine (and ... they called in prescriptions to my pharmacy, for Requip , Imitrex, and TYLENOL #3!!! I didn't ask for a narcotic...

  23. Rls Help
    ... 6 months ago, and its just gotten worse. I tried requip but it gave me vivid nightmares and I couldn't sleep...

  24. Do I Have RLS
    ... to sleep normal again Go to a doctor. Ask for Requip ....
    ... Go to a doctor. Ask for Requip . Thanks, going to the doctor this Wed.............

  25. I don't know what to think.
    ... Well, went to the doc. He started me on Requip and Ambien CR (although I don't know how much I will...

  26. RLS/Requip Problem
    ... diagnosed with RLS after a sleep study. I started taking Requip to treat it. At first it worked, but when I took ... worse than it had ever been before I started taking Requip . I also started having chest pain, arm pain, and ... taking it with food! I've gained 10lbs since starting Requip . Has anyone else had this happen to them? Is...
    ... post here about someone that also had problem with requip and his condition worsened as it turned out he was ... iron defficient and the requip was making that worse. I have read it very common...
    ... I didn't read all 3 pages because Requip didn't work for me, but here is the thread: [url...

  27. Dread going to sleep....
    ... Talk to your Doc about Requip . It didn't work for me, but it works for many!!...

  28. baffled
    ... what I had; only because I'm a nurse. I was given Requip and I feel 100% better. No drowsyness; just quiet...

  29. Medication that has helped me overcome RLS
    ... walk and can never get a good night sleep.She takes Requip but doesnt do much for her. I feel so bad for her...

  30. peri-meno aggrivating RLS?
    ... peri symptoms It came back really bad. I am taking requip and I don't have it anymore. Sometimes I am tempted...

  31. Does RLS = Parkinson's?
    ... 32 year old male recently prescribed Requip for RLS. Is RLS a precursor to Parkinson's? In other...
    ... future. But I am not positive. I think it - requip or another drug - is given for either one illness...

  32. Is This Rls?
    ... sounds like it- Have you tried Requip ? Thats the first med I was placed on- My symtoms ... head/neck also- Ask you doc about it and see if Requip will help- it helped me sleep better...
    ... Yes, I tried requip , it gave me vivid nightmares and made me real spacey...
    ... I tried requip also, but it made me vomit. so my dr put me back on...

  33. Are there tests to establish RLS?
    ... I wasnt tested either- I was just prescribed Requip and it helped...

  34. Ok, it's on to drug #4.....
    ... LOL! :D That was the first thing I tried. Before Requip ......and Klonopin.......and Mirapex.....:(...

  35. Buspar
    ... panic attacks- Now I take Zoloft for Anixety- Requip for RLS- hey, if it helps and the doc dont see...

  36. problems with requip, question
    ... Hi fallenleaf, I am taking requip full time now. I took the cardboard pack, that has...
    ... My only problem with Requip is that it didn't work! :(...
    ... I started requip in February or March and also had problems with nausea ... feeling of utter hopelessness soon after taking the requip . I really couldn't live with myself like that so ... one night I didn't take the requip . I felt great - no nausea, no hopelessness, no sleep ... my ferritin levels were very low). He took me off requip and started 2 other meds as well as an iron supplement...
    ... I had tried everything else to no avail. I think requip is a miracle. For me anyway....
    ... I too had problems with requip -nausea and vomiting. I tried to stick it out for 3 ... taking it-no side effects after stopping. My dr said if requip didnt work he will put me back on Klonopin. I see...
    ... All Requip did for me was make me vomit! :)...
    ... actually threw up. I figured out that it was the Requip fairly quickly and dropped back to the 0.25mg. The ... well as can be expected. I was on Klonopin before Requip , loved the way it worked but didn't like the idea ... drop of a hat. I do better at staying awake on the Requip ....
    ... doctor about my RLS two days ago. She gave me the Requip packet and I started taking it that day but this morning...
    ... very serious case of restless leg. Now I am on .25 of requip , and I usually take two at night. I also take Elavil ... groggy in the morning but it beats the alternative. Requip was a miracle for me. It didn't work the first night...
    ... I have been taking Requip and can not tolerate the vomiting and nausea. My doctor...
    ... I felt horrible taking Requip ...if I took it before the onset of my symptoms - say ... to Mirapex and have none of the symptoms I had with Requip , except for irritability....
    ... CENTER]Hello Everyone:) [/CENTER] I have been on requip for a little over a year now. My neurologist had me ... had also developed insomnia and was curious if the requip was causing this. So I stopped taking it for a couple ... this insomnia started again, I had started to take my requip at night. Still not sure if it was indeed the requip...
    ... actually made my RLS worse, the medication was changed to Requip (.5 MG) and Clonazepam (.5 MG). That was over 8 years ... Assistant. We decided to try an increase my dosage: Requip (3 MG) and Clonazepam (1 MG) in order to only have...
    ... I too get extremely naseous with the Requip . It is a side effect of the drug. I can't stand the...
    ... QUOTE=fallenleaf;2516196]My s/o has started taking requip about 3 weeks ago. Well, he started gradually like ... questions.... 1.) has anyone else had trouble with requip and 2.) does anyone know if stopping it suddenly has ... side effects? I already looked on requip .com but just wondering if anyone knows of problems ... stopping suddenly.[/QUOTE I also was prescribed the requip and the funny thing is when the doctor gave me the...
    ... Hi ! I started yesterday with Requip for the first time and it had effect. I have 1 mg...
    ... me to Neurontin and it works a lot better than the Requip , with no side effects....
    ... but none gave me ANY relief. I reluctantly went on Requip several months ago. My reluctance was because Requip ... is so simjilar to Mirapex. I must say that while Requip does partially alleviate my RLS symptoms, I HATE it ... to feel weak and sick within 15 minutes of taking Requip . For the first month or two, I also had strong joint ... If I had ANY other option, I would NOT be taking Requip . I more or less feel like a sick zombie, and I'm...
    ... I think Requip is WONDERFUL! No kidding. I identify with most ... taken other meds for a couple of years. Dr. put me on Requip at a low dosage and I had almost instant relief (that ... need to avoid eating anything after I've taken the Requip . Also avoid having a "full" stomach. Second was ... a revelation to me. Requip makes me YAWN. My yawning reflex is very strong after ... taking Requip and can aggrivate the gagging tendency. Again - not...
    ... Requip worked great for quite awhile but stopped working ... really freaked me out. I looked up side effects for requip and hallucinations could be one of them. So I went...
    ... Requip helped me for a little while, but my legs would go ... hours before I was ready to go to bed. If I took the Requip when my legs started bothering me, I would fall asleep ... muscles, and bones. It took me a bit to connect it to Requip . The only thing I could find listed as a side effect ... developed Rhumetoid Arthritis. After I quit taking the Requip , the pain went away. A friend of mine who also has ... helped her. I tried it and it works way better than requip ever did. As long as I take my Vit. E, I have little...
    ... Humm... I have been taking Requip for about 1 year, which was increased from .25 to ... cutting them in half for a while, but now back to 1 mg. Requip seems to be loosing its effect on RLS, so I'm trying ... Magnesium, but that didn't' seem to help. Side effects of Requip are funny dreams, some about the opposite sex, but...

  37. RLS is driving me NUTS!
    ... My ankles have to constantly be flexed. I take requip - it gets me through the night. I have removed...
    ... I take requip three times a day. I to have it during the day. ... that got me in a mess. So I am free of that and on requip ....
    ... or 6 years, but didn't know what it was until the requip commercials. I had bad experience with requip, but...
    ... am sure everyones symptoms are different. I take requip and it really helps. It took about two days to work...
    ... I am not suffering now because I take requip and Elavil and klonipin. I take it at night and it ... konks me out. My legs don't bother me anymore. Requip is what really helped me. It takes it away completely...

  38. Mirapex use
    ... all the usual drugs for Restless Legs inc Neuritron, ReQuip , etc and has found Mirapex works the best for her...

  39. Severe RLS
    ... done and was diagnosed with severe RLS and started on Requip . I was wondering if anyone would know if RLS can be...
    ... valium because I was so intent on sleeping. With requip , it worked in reverse - I stared at the ceiling all...

  40. Just dx'd with RLS
    ... it was more like a tranquilizer, so he switched me requip . The first week I take 1 tab, second week 2..4th week...

  41. RLS question
    ... My s/o is the one who has it. He got put on requip and and sleeping medicine for insomnia. (he only...

  42. restless legs
    ... fighting with RLS for years also. I have been taking Requip . I works pretty good. The only problem I have with ... it is if I miss a dose, the RLS will attack. The Requip does not build up in your system like some meds do...

  43. Hubby is unaware of his RLS but I can't sleep!
    ... I have it and it drives my wife nuts. I'am trying requip to see if things get better. She or I usually end...
    ... he decided to see the DR. He just started taking Requip 2 days ago...I think it takes a gradual effect (I...

  44. RLS during the day?
    ... started out having it when I went to bed. After I got Requip medicine from my family dr., it went away for a while...

  45. Problems with requip?
    ... hi emma, ive been taking requip for about a year now. it helps but only by way of...
    ... the last 48 hours. On Wednesday, I didn't take the requip and I felt great - until bedtime. Didn't get to sleep ... 15. He really felt I'd had a bad reaction to the requip and prescribed darvocet and klonopas (or something...
    ... My dad and I both tried Requip and did not have much success. It worked for a short ... severe case of RLS), and then his symptoms worsened. Requip never worked for me. The only medication that has...
    ... Requip did nothing for me either. Clonazepam (Klonopin)...
    ... I have been take Requip for about a year. Like some of you have already said ... the RLS attacks. It will still break through the Requip . I am going to ask my dr about the Miripex. From...

  46. Do I have RLS??? Plz. Help!
    ... docs when i got pregnant, after the baby i was given requip for the rls, you can ask your doc about it. it helps...
    ... lie down and put up with the pain. Doctor put me on Requip but that didn't help me much at all. Now I take Lyrica...

  47. RLS dissability question
    ... people with the same problem I have. I am taking Requip . Although it works pretty good, the RLS will break ... reason I could get him to look into giving me the Requip . :blob_fire...

  48. Suffered for years
    ... worse over the years. I am sorry to hear that the Requip did not work for someone. I have just asked for a...

  49. Trazadone and vomiting after months of use?
    ... trazadone for nearly two months now for RLS, after taking Requip and having other side effects. So for the Traz has...

  50. Okay, what next?
    ... I tried Requip . Didn't work. :( I up'ed my folic acid intake....
    ... for about 6 years now. I've tried all the new ones - Requip , Mirapex, B-12 - but I keep coming back to my old...
    ... week since my last post. Since March, I had been on requip . Well, about 2 weeks ago, I had a serious something...

  51. Diagnosed with Severe Periodic Limb Movemant
    ... wake up with sore calves. My doctor just put me on Requip at .25mg and told me I could take .50mg which is 2 ... else I could be doing. Also, how long before the Requip starts to really kick in and work? Thanks...
    ... I am curious to hear what others have to say about Requip because I'm thinking on going on it. The only thing...
    ... i quit the Requip , it was giving me tremors and I didn't like it. ...
    ... i quit the Requip , it was giving me tremors and I didn't like it. ...
    ... for the PLMD, and nothing seems to work. I've tried Requip (which made me barf), carb/levo (a couple of different ... 25 each), I get sick to my stomach! As for your Requip , I would think that a higher dose might work for you...

  52. Went off Mirapex... any natural cures?
    ... very severe case of RLS and Periodic Leg Disorder.The requip worked fairly well, untill I developed a side effect...
    ... very severe case of RLS and Periodic Leg Disorder.The requip worked fairly well, untill I developed a side effect...
    ... very severe case of RLS and Periodic Leg Disorder.The requip worked fairly well, untill I developed a side effect...

  53. Rls Help Needed Sos !!
    ... Stretching Exercise Massage, Acupuncture Requip ( Does not work for me at all :) ) All kinds of...
    ... I tried the Requip too. It helped some at night but I started experiencing...

  54. Could I have RLS????
    ... hours. The pain is excrutiating. My doctor prescribed Requip today. He said Charley Horses don't come that often...

  55. now i know!!
    ... information about RLS now that they didn't have before Requip received FDA approval last May. Check out www.rls...
    ... Syndrome. My family dr. gave me a new drug, called Requip . I believe someone above mentioned it. It really...
    ... go to a doc i don't know alone so i'm stuck... and requip is the commercail... ps i'm 20......
    ... Although I have been diagnosed and am currently taking requip I started with these 2 last night. I will be looking...

  56. An amino acid approach to RLS
    ... sucessful with alcoholics to stimulate neurotransmitters. Requip works on the nuerotransmitter Dopamine receptors. ... Requip works good for me, but it comes with a price of being...

  57. Mirapex at night Desoxyn during the day?
    ... the fact that I had no leg pains ( until I started requip ), and the fact that I can sleep 20 hours straight ... my 7.5 hour sleep study. After trial and error, ( Requip made things worse at night, and even 600mgs of Provigil...

  58. Going from Mirapex to Requip?
    ... I went from requip to mirapex so, I can't answer your question. But I ... can give some info. about my experience with requip . The success rate (that I've read from studies) is ... switch and to also give you relieve while you adjust to requip . Wishing you great success with Requip. knitbebe...
    ... my wife tried requip , since the doctor thought it might make her less sleepy...
    ... Mirapex and Requip treat the symptoms but I'm curious if your doctor...

  59. Requip dosage?
    ... I am 52 and just started requip - it works! I sleep well - wake up refreshed and...
    ... I take 1 MG of Requip at bedtime prescribed by Shands at the University...
    ... had growing pains. Anyway, I finally started taking requip about 6 weeks ago and it started working from the ... driving me crazy. I have noticed that while the requip works great at night, I've started having symptoms ... afternoon. I was wondering if this is because the requip has worn off. (I usually take 1 mg around 8:30 or...
    ... involve other extremities." I had that problem with Requip . Started out with .5mg at bedtime. My neurologist ... to Mirapex (.0125 at bedtime) which is similar to Requip , along with Lyrica (150mg, twice daily) for burning ... to switch medications or add another medication to Requip to get some relief....

  60. A simple cure for for some with RLS
    ... Stretching Exercise Massage, Acupuncture Requip ( Does not work for me) All kinds of pain killers...
    ... am hoping so very much that this will work for me! Requip has not done a thing. That breaks my heart!! I cried...

  61. I THINK i HAVE rls
    ... different medications that can be taken for RLS. I take Requip (.5mg three times a day) along with Lyrica (75mg two...
    ... different medications that can be taken for RLS. I take Requip (.5mg three times a day) along with Lyrica (75mg two...

  62. RLS driving me mad!!
    ... that I just couldn't take it anymore. He put me on Requip & it has done wonders. I take a 1mg pill around 9pm...
    ... sodas now and try not to get much at all. I'm on requip and it helps a lot, but not completely. I do notice...

  63. Tired of being tired!
    ... can have it, not knowing what it is. I am now on Requip .5mg three times a day, along with Lyrica 75mg twice...
    ... I have taken numerous medications, currently 2mg requip and 0.5 clonipin. Not quite there yet, but much better ... than it was. I may have to go up on the requip to get complete relief. I have used all of the...
    ... suggest that you go see a neurologist. I currently take Requip every night and it helps. You do have to take it about...
    ... Hi sleepy... Just wondering if your requip causes sleepiness? sobs...
    ... problems that I have RLS. He gave me a sample pack of Requip to try & that really helped so I have continued on...
    ... Glad the requip is helping. I am currently at 3mgs and sometimes...

  64. IBS setting off restless legs - anyone else have this?
    ... far as it helping my leg. (and arm and face) Requip is NOT helping. :(...

  65. What prescription drugs work for RLS?
    ... The one that the FDA approved for RLS is Requip . It is similar to Mirapex....
    ... I take Requip ... 1 mg each night at 9pm....
    ... What is Requip and Mirapex? What "class" of drugs are they in?...
    ... results. My Rx ended and my md gave me sample of requip - I only take 25 mg but it is wonderful. My legs ... I wake up more refreshed than ever - I vote for requip -...
    ... have any of you had any side effects from requip (sp?)? thansk, amanda...
    ... had no symptoms at all since. My doc told me that Requip is a last resort. good luck...
    ... Both Requip and Mirapex are dopaminergic agents (the same drugs ... any drug works for all. Many use 1 mg. per day of Requip , and get along fine. One person uses 14 mg. per day...
    ... I have been on requip for 5 years the weight gain and the joint pain is...
    ... probably will not be enough, I will take a 0.25mg Requip . I can't tolerate it daily because it gives my visual ... intolerable (to me) unless it is absolutely necessary. The Requip does help the RLS when I have an acute episode. ...

  66. Requip & Neurontin
    ... was taking 600mg neurontin 3x a day and .5 to 1 mg Requip at bedtime. 1800mg of Neurontin a day was starting ... Thursday to Lyrica 75mg 2x a day and increased the Requip to .5mg 3x a day. This combination is starting to...
    ... I am on 1 mg of Requip , I take it each night at 9pm. It started working...
    ... see my neurologist today, since neither lyrica or requip is no longer working for me. Take care...
    ... I've been using 1mg of Requip everynight for over a yar - it ony took a couple of ... That, for me, is bliss because before I started using requip I hadly slept because of my restless legs syndrome...

  67. Side effects = weight gain
    ... was diagnosed in July 2005 with RLS. I was put on Requip . I noticed a gradual weight gain. I thought it was ... hasn't stopped coming. I "reduced" the amount of Requip - took every 3 days. The weight gain slowed but then...

  68. Mirapex/requip and clonopin
    ... RLS? Also is there any problem taking mirapex or requip with cymbalta (SSNRI) and ambien? Thank you for your...
    ... I have been taking requip for several years and it is wonderful!!! I would ... anything more than I absolutely had to. I take 2mg requip at night and .5mg of clonazepam when the requip does...
    ... made a huge diff in the RLS but the doc mentioned requip or mirapex to me the other day and I just wondered...
    ... people here take it for their RLS. He also gave me Requip today....but do I need requip if I am taking the topomax ... terrible insomnia even with these and other meds....does requip help you"fall asleep"?? Or the topomax?? Thanks!...
    ... a bit.....Nevertheless, two nights ago, I started requip ....I think it's working better...and both nights I...

  69. restless leg
    ... Ask to try requip id you have not already tried it. I think that it...

  70. Requip question (s)
    ... The requip is wonderful!!!!! I take mine about an hour before ... not think that you are suppopsed to drink while on requip . I would not advise it atr first until you see how...

  71. RLS & Requip
    ... I have been on Requip for some time now, and sometime I also experience...
    ... a very indepth conversation with the drug rep for requip when she brought samples to our office (I work for...
    ... Studies have shown that Requip causes nausea in about 40% of users. (Statistic from...

  72. How long 'til Magnesium works?
    ... twitching, I decided to stop magnesium and started requip . My family doctor told me that this treatment (magnesium...

  73. Creepy Crawly Skin Sensations
    ... helps me some to bounce them up & down. I am on Requip , which I think is a new drug. It helps greatly. ...

  74. I am new here, but not new to RLS, & I need help!!!!!!
    ... Ask Your Doctor About Requip / Ropinirole It Works You Will Feel Better With This...
    ... Requip works very well at night but during the afternoon...
    ... Requip works very well at night but during the afternoon...

  75. Soap under your sheets?!?!
    ... doctor and there is a new drug on the market called " Requip " for RLS. I tried it. I couldn't stay awake, which...


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