Daytime rls

I have RLS in the day. Used to start late afternoon so took 0.5mg ropinirole 5pm and 10pm, together with 3 doses of 800mg gabapentin. RLS is now starting any time after lunch, so take 0.5mg ropinirole when it starts. Thought I'd cracked it yesterday - took 1mg 2pm, thought that would take me through so did not take the 10pm dose. 3am restless legs kicks in. So that didn't work!

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  • Augmentation - magnifying glass top right.


  • Gabapentin has saved my sanity. I take 300 mg at about 6:00 pm and

    600 mg at about 9:30 pm and sleep through the night with no RLS.

  • Also started taking 250 mg magnesium.

  • I take that too.

  • Are you still taking the citalopram and melatonin? How about the Vitron C?

  • Hi Felixcat, I was in a similar position a year ago having to take Ropinrole medication at regular intervals including having to take it around 3am as the "just before bed" dose had worn off. I was then prescribed a slow release version of Ropinrole (I buy it as Requip Modutab) which I am able to take once a day late afternoon and it gets me round the clock. Might be worth discussing with your doc.

  • Thanks, I'll talk to my doctor when I see her in a couple of weeks.

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