Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Question:

What medical treatment has been effective for your restless leg syndrome? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: pam, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 20

I have always been on ropinirole. I started out with one pill, then two in evening, now I am supposed to take three per day.

Comment from: derekeverton, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 13

I have had RLS for 60 years. When I was young, I had to stand in a bath of cold water until it went away, and it went away for weeks or months, but it got out of my control. Now at 76 years old, I at last got some relief. I had to see a specialist and he has put me on ropinirole (Requip) 4mg modified release tabs and ropinirole 1mg.take first tab at 7 pm and second tab at 10 pm. I have had no sleepless nights since or problems throughout the day! I hope this helps someone else with this terrible disease.

Comment from: Living w/RLS, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

I suffered from RLS for over 20 years before it was diagnosed properly. I was given an RX for Sinemet and have been taking one per day for over 12 years. I do not have Parkinson's disease, for which this is prescribed. It works perfectly for my RLS!

Comment from: Sunny, Female (Patient) Published: January 13

Usually when it's active, I try to lift my leg while lying on bed - or both legs- up a bit and hold it for a while until I can't hold it much longer. Sometimes I need to do it twice or three times, but mostly once is enough.

Comment from: Johnnyfever, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 12

Mirapex is the only thing that works for me. There are side effects, but the RLS was driving me insane.

Comment from: hoping.ca, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I have sufferer RLS for many years but it has become unbearable in the past 3 years. Either my husband or I have to go to another bed or I might injure him with my writhing and thrashing. I lose all the covers on the bed and go from very hot to freezing cold.

Comment from: trish, 55-64 Female Published: February 15

I find rubbing an icepack on my legs and on the bottom of my feet in the evening settle my restless leg syndrome down quite a bit

Comment from: TManning, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 18

I have found that drinking milk or eating ice cream late in the evening causes my RLS. So I stopped it and guess what? My RLS stopped!

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What kind of disorder is restless leg syndrome (RLS)? See Answer

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