I was diagnosed with RLS a few years ago, given ropinorole for treatment that worked for awhile. Recently , the RLS became worse so went to Pcp who referred me to a neurologist. After neurological exam, it has been determined that I .have RLS and peripheral neurpathy. Wow! I do not have diabetes. The treatment plan now is to increase ropinorole up to 4 mg per day and gabapentin has been added. 100 mg to begin with and to be increased up to 400 mg. So far, nothing has changed. I worry about this in that I don't know what the long term effects of both of these diagnosis are. Will I end up in a wheel chair unable to walk? my legs ache, tingle and hurt every day. I find that it is more difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time. Has anyone had these same symptoms and what is the outcome? My Pcp seems to be reluctant to make this seem important. He has however ordered physical therapy which I have not started yet. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Jane
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