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Condition: Extreme Discomfort in Calves when Sitting or Lying Down
10/19/2014 11:50:02 PM

Reviewer: betternow, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Started taking 1 mg at night for RLS. I had been walking the floor at night. It began working immediately. It typical kicks in after 1 1/2 hours. I sleep well again. I do have some tightness and stiffness in my legs. I will keep taking and go to the gym

Condition: Extreme Discomfort in Calves when Sitting or Lying Down
9/28/2014 1:06:39 AM

Reviewer: nunyabeeswax, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this pill for 1 week. I keep waking up it does not help my RLS. What I have found is that this medicine makes me paranoid that someone is breaking into my house or that I am going to die in my sleep. The first day I tried this drug it made me feel like I was floating out of my body. I will no longer take this drug anymore and I feel it would be in the best interest for the makers of ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Extreme Discomfort in Calves when Sitting or Lying Down
9/5/2014 1:48:52 PM

Reviewer: Jen S, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medicine has the complete opposite effect on me. I started out at .5mg and once it started working, I felt great. After about a week, I started feeling worse. My doctor up'd my dosage and it is even more worse. I feel the need to move my legs and arms all day long. I no longer sleep well. Have others experienced this? I am asking my doctor to take me off of it. It is horrible. :(

Condition: Extreme Discomfort in Calves when Sitting or Lying Down
8/20/2014 11:41:03 AM

Reviewer: Elle, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was diagnosed with RLS over 10 yrs. ago and was taking the lowest dose available. Over time, it became necessary to increase the dosage. I started taking Ropinerole about 5 yrs. ago and it has been very effective. I was taking two 4mg doses every night but I now take only one dose and if needed I take an additional dose during the day. My RLS is pretty much under control as long as I take the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Extreme Discomfort in Calves when Sitting or Lying Down
8/18/2014 10:39:06 PM

Reviewer: gram2many, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been taking this for about 3 months. Started off with 1 mg. at bedtime. Not very effective. Doubled dosage then had 'rebound' symptoms (?). I now take 2 mg early in the afternoon for rls and 2 mg. at least an hour before bedtime. Perfect! Seemed to increase symptoms but keeps them completely under control.

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