Up at 2:00 am this morning. My arms would wake me up several times lastnight. I knew I was going to have a hard night with this because my right side I my body was RLS . It was bothering my left leg and left arm but my right leg and right arm was bad. I think I stood most of the night before bed trying to fight it off I had to eat standing and I was trying to look at something on the computer with my husband but this stuff would not let me. I hate that feeling when everything you try just want stop it. I'm proud of myself for not giving in to taking more medicine to stop it. I would rather just get up and take a nap later today. I'm going to make it through getting off of this medicine I take and that day will be a celebration of freedom for me. I want to ask if others feel trapped taking the medications for RLS? I will do all I can to stop because I fight augmentation with this because trying to get off of Meripex isn't easy. My augmentation is not as bad now it is getting easier. I know when I first dropped Meripex down in dosage I thought I had electricity running through my whole body like I was having them over and over it was terrible. I'm not doing that now and I'm so grateful for that. I believe I have made it through the worst I hope and will drop to .50 meligrams of extended release meripex because I'm taking.75 now. I will be strong while dropping this medicine and will be glad to not have side effects from this. Calling my dr Monday for another prescription in lower dose. Thanks for reading I could go on and on about talking about RLS because it's hard to cope with and understand. Especially if trying to explain to someone about it and they never heard of it before I think wow that's great for them.