Side effects of requip for rls

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Is the Requip for Restless Limb or some other use? Sam, have you ever had a ESR or Sed Rate done? Your pain is so severe, it makes me wonder if you might have something called Polymyalgia Rheumatica. I just hate that you are in so much pain.
It is a parkinsons med, but at the amount that is taken for RLS I have had no side effects at all. They take 36 a day for parkinson's and I have to take anywhere from 3-8 a day depending on how severe.
This is a creeping, crawling, aching sensation usually occurring in upper leg, feet and arms. The most common side effects of requip or ropinirole in patients with restless leg syndrome are nausea, excessive tiredness or somnolence, vomiting, dizziness and fatigue. You could try to reduce stress and enable muscles to relax with warm baths, gentle stretching exercises and massage. Hope this helps. Take care.
I just want to say that I HATE RLS -- for me it's the worst part of detox!!! I just wanted to put that out there..
I have been on Azliect and trying diifferent other drugs like Requip and Mirapex, both of which make me tired and nauseous. Requip XL does not have those side effects for me but it is very expensive and not covered by my insurance.
I started taking Requip last year for RLS. I just happen to mention to my doctor that I had leg pain during the night. She had given me a trial pack but left it at home when I went to my daughters for the weekend. I had only been taking it a few days and when I didn't have it to take I thought i was dying. It is like I am addited to this drug. I can't come off of it. I have started having shooting pains in my legs and find that I am having to take it more often.
please tell me what I can take for severe rls. Requip make me sick and Mirapex caused me to have ocd . Need to quit taking mirapex but I need something to take for severe rls.
once at night. The side effects of this drug are many for me. LIghtheadness, dizziness, heart palpitations and increased sweating. All common side effects, I understand from my doctor. Is anyone on this forum, also using Requip; that may be able to offer me some positive comments about this drug? Does ones body get adjusted over time, with the side effects decreasing? I would appreciate any comments any of you could give me. Much Thanks in Advance....
If the bananas don't work after a few days then I would go to your doctor and tell him what's going on with your legs and he will probably give you the Requip. I'm currently taking it and with no side effects at all. The real bonus is that if I run out of them I don't have any type of w/d's at all. I really feel for what you're going through because this has been a huge problem for me not only during w/d's but after which is why I decided to talk to my doctor about it.
ALLELUIA!!! Three nights without requip and I slept like a baby. I guess it takes 3 days for the "requip" to leave your system. Please anyone out there be careful of this drug. I wouldn't never recommend it to anyone.
I was prescribed Requip for RLS, which I had so bad with my Tramadol withdrawal, I would rock and bounce for hours during both the day and night. I had RLS for at least 6 hours or more a day for almost a month. I took the Requip for the first 40 days, now I take it 2x a week. My doc said after I hit 2 months or more off the opiates, we can talk about me jumping off the Requip all together.
They took this result with little concern. Finally diagnosis of RLS 10/07 Started Requip. Worked like magic from first .Actual RLS symptoms abated, bad wakings CEASED. Was at 2 mg nightly.  At first small weight gain, minor edema. Short of breath. This at end 1/08. Suddenly symptoms increased.Gained more than 25 lbs in 10 weeks.Feet/ ankles/ fingers/abdomen terribly swollen. All sorts of tests including kidney,liver, congestive heart failure. No answers. Back to  neuro.
I hate the side effects but it seems to be working for the most part. I understand it is mainly used for Parkinson's diasease and sometimes RLS. Does anyone take this for their RLS? If so how much? Supossedly it helps increase Dopmine levels which PLMD and Parkinson disorders have in common.I'm not sure if RLS is caused by low Dopamine or not. I feel like YUCK. I have had a dry, horse throat all winter & I think it may be a side effect.
Hi everyone :) I just started taking Requip 9 days ago after the 1st results of my sleep study came in. I'm told that a full result can take up to a month for the doctors to review the data - WOW. Anyway they told me that in the study I never reached N3,N4 or REM sleep at all. I also woke up several times from leg jerks and had many more limb jerks that didn't wake me out of my not so deep sleep. The neuro started me on .
I have taken Requip and have had numerous side effects, and am now on Clonazepam (which what I have learned about this drug is that it only works for night time relief).
I'm not so irritable...but I do still go off at the drop of a hat. What meds are you taking for thyroid. I had RLS for years but didn't seek treatment for it....and I don't get it now. Best wishes. I know how miserable you can get with this. Have you had a look at some thyroid sites with loads of info and files...such as stopthethyroidmadness.com?? There are others thyroid.org and about.com all have information which may help. ...
My doctor gives me requip for the RLS yes it is very common. There are other things you can get and there will be more ppl. out here tomorrow. Restless legs suck! I remember having it. Welcome to the forum!
I have not found anything that works for the pain, (I tried LYRICA - had bad side affects) I now use pain pills (which I buy over the internet (I am too afraid to ask my doctor for pain medication- he treats me like I am a Hypochondriac)) I take REQUIP for the RLS which helps somewhat. and I take BACLOFIN for the muscle spasms which does help. but I have not found anything to help with the overall body pain and the Exhaustion. I am open to suggestions on which to ask my doctor for.
a doctor has perscribed methadone to you for rls?
Hi wcpainter, hope you are doing better by now? Are you able to get some sleep now? Do update on the doctor visit and any advice, as it might be of great help to few of others who also might be looking for some help. Yes, taking too many medicines can have side effects, which can really worsen the present condition. Due to severe stress that you are going through, restless movements can be worse and abrupt exacerbations of crohn's disease can be frustrating.
Of course RLS, and RLS-type s/s related to w/d are two different things, but I personally think your doctor's way of trying to find out which you are experiencing is off. Since you're weaning, you're likely to experience the w/d r/t RLS and after the two weeks and you're done 'em, you're likely to experience them even more. I really don't think it's a good time to try to figure it out.
I'm currently taking the lowest dose of Requip at night for RLS and it is working pretty well. I tried bcp for the endo, but the mood swings were too much to handle and it did not stop the growth of the endo, so I got off of it. I take vicodin or norco for the endo pain when it gets really bad. I'm also experimenting with diet changes, but it's a very hard and slow process cutting out so much (caffeine, sugar, fats, red meat, processed food, wheat, and dairy).
But I'm very curious now too if it is part of RLS. Because it really does feels like it. For me I would maneuver my arm to alleviate that feeling,shaking my hands and rotating my wrists would usually be my reactions. Sometimes it was only in my arms and hands(wrists). I don't want to take medication for it. Last couple years I began to notice all three occurs when I'm very dehydrated plus lack of restful sleep and body aches.
It sounds like you have been diagnosed with RLS and requip worked for you well until it was determined to be causing side effects, and you were switched to Sinemet. One known side effect of Requip is swelling in the legs; it sounds like you had an extensive evaluation for all the symptoms you began experiencing after January 2008. Sinemet works well for RLS symptoms, but has a higher risk of eventually causing what is called augmentation, or the occurrence of symptoms earlier in the day.
Only hopeless moment there was any chance of of my return. Finally the diagnosis of RLS from the neurologist. He gave me Requip. I was nervous about it at first. But it worked like magic from the first tiny pill last Fall. The actual RLS symptoms abated and almost immediately the bad wakings ceased. O forgot to mention early morning horrific and vivid dreams were also part of that. I thought it was all solved. Was taking 2 mg at night. But then came at first a small weight gain, minor edema.
I always weight the side effects vs. the rewards of any medication I put into my body. For me, the advantages of SSRIs like Zoloft, Lexapro, etc., outweigh the negatives. Keep working at it and definitley keep an open line of communication with your doctor about it. Keep us posted!
I have tried ALL the home remedys and spent lots of money doing it and it doesnt work so i dont really need suggestions on that in fact i even take requip which is for RLS and it may calm it a bit but it is still there... i am wondering if maybe i have the actaul disorder because i know it is a real thing and people that dont have w/d still have it...
Only hopeless moment there was any chance of of my return.   Finally the diagnosis of RLS from the neurologist. He gave me Requip. I was nervous about it at first. But it worked like magic from the first tiny pill last Fall. The actual RLS symptoms abated and almost immediately the bad wakings ceased. O forgot to mention early morning horrific and vivid dreams were also part of that. I thought it was all solved. Was taking 2 mg at night.  But then came at first a small weight gain, minor edema.
But I have been off of the one med for several months and the Seroquel for about a month and I still get this. When I was on these meds, whatever this is was really, really bad - not just in so far as how often, but how bad it was. Now I only get it every once in a while, but believe me, that is enough. So I am sitting here wishing that I could sleep. I took some Clonazepam. I hope that helps as I need to get to sleep so I can do the things I need to do today.
I HAVE RLS FOR MANY YEARS AND I AM ON 3MG REQUIP AND 1 MG KLONPIN, THAT HAS BEEN HELPING UP TO NOW. I DISCOVERED THAT MY THYROID IS VERY LOW. COULD THAT BE WHY MY RLS IS GETTING WORSE. I REALLY NEED SOME SLEEP!!! WHAT OTHER MEDS ARE HELPFUL. I REALLY HAVE ALOT OF PAIN IN MY LEGS ALSO. THANKS FOR AMY HELP.
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