I'm new to this forum and was diagnosed with RLS 3 or 4 years ago. My Manchester specialist put me on Ropinirole which shifted from .5 mg to 1 mg in the first 6 months. 6 months ago I started to have severe symptoms. The specialist sent me to the local doctor who raised my dose to 1.5. All ok but now I'm suffering and getting problems in my elbows also. Paracetamol and hot water bottles help but I'm now losing sleep. Reading posts here I'm concerned about the ropinirole and that the drs don't seem to know what to do. Moreover when I related to the specialist when he first raised my dose that I had heard that the drugs become less effective over time he dismissed my comments as nonsense. Does anyone have advice on next steps to head this off before things get worse?