I have been on the Neupro patch for 7months 3mg ROTIGOTINE which does help to alleviate but not cure RLS .Recently I have developed the most awful muscle cramps at night .These cramps are not listed as a aside effect so I wondered if anyone else experienced these cramps on this medication or could they be attributed to something else?
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Hi, i used the neupro patch for a few years, but i never had any cramps with them.
Thanks tallula the cramps must have some other cause does anyone know what?
I have muscle spasms which are part of the rls. I have them in my arms as well as my legs and when I have a bad bout they are excrutiating
I used to suffer from horrendous calf cramps, but they've gone now as I eat a couple of bananas every day -muscle cramps nearly always connected with lack of potassium. Mine were unconnected to my RLS. Good luck !
Thanks Dangermouse I'll try your remedy and let you know if it works for me.I'M crying out with the awful pain 0f calf cramps..AT first I thought it was Sciatica but the doctor ruled that out and recommended Isotonic drinks which I think might make the RLS worse because of the caffeine content but I'm going to give it a go. SO here's hoping.
If/when that doesn't work, I think you should ask your doctor for tramadol. The first time I took it, within 15 minutes I could literally feel a wave of comfort washing over my legs and for the first time in a long time they actually felt normal. Whatever it takes, I hope you find something that works for you. Good luck!
ookla, I have the constant throbbing pain but the muscle spasms are the worst. I take slow release ropinirole of 4mg at midday and then 2mg at about 4.30pm which so far seems to do the trick. Hope you get better.
when i was on the patches they were great for first couple weeks then all hell broke loose RLS went nuts i had cramp,muscle spasm the whole works didn't sleep for nights in a row thought i was going nuts tooks couple more days get out my system once i stopped using them never again..... will i try them again lol didn't work for me
Maddymac it's 4 yrs since you wrote about your leg cramps, I am now having these did yours go or did you get help thanks