I dealt with RLS for years before I could convince my doctor it was a "certifiable' disease. I was on Requip for about 10 years but my system got used to it so changed to merapex about 3 years ago, I have to regulate the pills throughout the day - one .5 at 10;30 am; one .5 at 3:30 pm, and two .5 at bedtime. For me the secret is to keep medicine in my system all the time - If I don't take the pills at the above times, my legs start to jump (and yes, I do get it in my arms occasionally). It works - if your doctor gives you grief about taking something, find another doctor because there is help out there.
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