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Condition: Extreme Discomfort in Calves when Sitting or Lying Down
7/2/2015 1:51:46 AM

Reviewer: devilsmyst, 35-44 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 have had RLS for 22 years and started taking ropinorole in 2004. I can't go one night with out taking it it has been the only thing that keeps it at bay.....if i run out and can't get my pills there have only been 2 other things that help are sex its only a 40/60% it will keep it away sometimes it only helps for a little bit. the second and i don't recommend it is meth it is 100 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Extreme Discomfort in Calves when Sitting or Lying Down
6/14/2015 6:24:24 AM

Reviewer: dissappointed, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prescribed this medicine for restless leg syndrome. By the second or third night I could tell a difference. By the fourth day I had complete numbness in lips ,hands, knees, and both feet. I could not function properly! Since I stopped taking it, only took it 5 days, still have numbness in hands and feet. This is very uncomfortable and I think more should be put into the warning label.

Condition: Extreme Discomfort in Calves when Sitting or Lying Down
2/6/2015 10:10:13 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I use this drug for RLS. It has been very effective but also can make me very drowsy. I take it before bed because of that. Sometimes I feel like I have just been 'drugged' and can hardly function to get myself to bed, sometimes it doesn't make me sleepy at all! Strange. The other thing I have noticed is that if I wake up in the middle of the night I can't always get back to sleep. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Extreme Discomfort in Calves when Sitting or Lying Down
1/12/2015 11:46:57 AM

Reviewer: marshl52, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had RLS for over 15 years, I have taken Mirapex for many years and it worked but eventually wore off. Switched to levocardoba, eventually work off. Switched to combination of levocardopa and ropinrole. Now I am on 05 Roinrole at noon, 1 mg at supper and .5 mg clonazepam at bedtime and it keeps it at bay 80% of the time

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

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