I've been on Requip 3mgm for about a year and have gained 25 lbs. which will not come off, even with daily bike riding and trying to diet (cut out sodas and junk food). Trying to come off Requip .... my primary doc said to taper by half a mgm per week. I just went to two mgm two nights ago and am miserable....symptoms starting in the afternoon now and not sleeping despite all the DIY measures. Drank tonic water, wore compression stockings before bed, took 12.5mgm of Benadryl, even tried the bar of soap in the bed! To make matters worse, I'm on CPAP at night, so I'm really in a fix!
My main question now is that I wonder if my doc is tapering me too quickly ( general medicine practitioner who didn't remember if he was the one who put me on the Requip). When I asked about other medications for rls, was told to talk with the doctor who manages my COPD, who is also a sleep specialist. Thank goodness I'll see him next week! Thanks for reading my story........any tips/ideas are much appreciated!