Hello, I am new to RLS-UK.
I am an otherwise very fit 61 yr old gent who has sufferred RLS for approximatly 25 years. I have been taking dopamine agonists for 10 years or so starting with ropinirole for about 8 years then neupro patch and for last two weeks, pramipexole 0.352mcg x twice daily, Gabapentin 100mg x twice daily and Tramadol 100 mg at night.
Apart from the benefit of Tramadol I am experiencing severe daytime symptoms from early afternoon. I have to remain active in order to ward off flailng legs and awful pain. I am unable to sit and read or relax. There are frequent times I feel worn out.
I have heard that Gabapentin fatten requires an increase in dosage. But I am fearful of the side effcts including any day time sedation. What advice do readers have?