I'm new here, and I'd like to take advantage of the knowledge I see here. I went in for a sleep study worried about sleep apnea, b/c I get apnea headaches sometimes. The doctor said I didn't have much sleep apnea, but I actually had RLS, and prescribed Ropinirole, although I wasn't perceiving the RLS myself. I started taking it b/c it somewhat bothered my wife. Over time, augmentation has occurred, although I didn't know what to call it, and when I suggested that maybe the Ropinirole was making me worse, my doctor got angry and told me I could just stop taking it. This terrified me, as I really wanted more (4 mg), although he stopped me at 3 mg. Since I started to read this site, I've learned about augmentation and decided to slowly wean myself off Ropinirole, and have gotten down to 1.5mg, although with increased twitching. My question is: can I go back to the way I was before I started taking Ropinirole or am I permanently changed? I feel like it has ruined, or at least greatly damaged, my life. I can't sit through any sort of performance any more, nor can I take a nap. Nor get a good night's sleep.