Hello to everyone,
I saw the doctor at Johns Hopkins....per his orders I will be going cold turkey on Ropinerol tonight, replacing it with Mirapex in a tapering schedule for the next 11 days. Then I go drug free for 12 days, then see him again. The handout he gave me has me really down......it describes the first two drug free days as having"horrendous, severe rebound of RLS symptoms" with absolutely no sleep for 48 hrs, and not much better for the following days. He said I cannot have any sedatives....they are "likely to make the RLS worse or cause problems with balance and thus increase your chances of falling". So I guess you can see why I am filled with anxiety over this.
Please keep your fingers crossed for me, because I really want to come off the Ropinerol. Just didn't realize that "cold turkey" was going to be frozen turkey.