I am 74 and GA in the US & had fought the fight with RLS for almost 65 yrs. iIthink I have taken the all different meds medically offered in US that I can tolerate. I can not use the patch because of skin allergies. Maybe two years ago I started Pramipexole in the following doses (.125 MG @5:30 PM X .125@ 7:30 PM X .125@9:00PM & .25 @ 10:30 PM) and 3 months back started having the augmentation. Doc cut back all my .125 doses by 1/2 to .0625 and added 1 Lortab 5-325 MG tab @ 9:30 PM. Obviously the Lortab ( HyDROcodone) is a controlled substance in US but this is a light dose. I also added in a 300 MG tab of Gabapentin at 10:30 PM (bedtime). This combination of timing & doses of Meds seems to work the best I have had in a while. The timing of doses and the sleepiness feeling & along with the yawning I get from the Pramipexole is a real pain but better than the RLS. Plus, sooner or later I assume that I will have augmentation from the Prami.
Also; sometimes even with all these meds I can not sleep because some faint RLS but enough to keep me awake.
Has anyone tried the Marijuana? Is there another method of ingesting the Marijuana rather than smoking it?
My family is adamantly opposed to the idea but the do not have to deal with the RLS the effects of the meds. I do.