Is this Augmentation?
I've had RLS for many years and have been on Ropinirole for at least the last 10 years gradually increasing the dose to 2mg. Then at the beginning of December the 2mg only helped at night and I started to get symptoms all day in my arms as well, so GP said to increase up to 3mg which I did but that stopped working after a couple of weeks. I now have severe itching -like ants crawling over you, on the top half of my body all day and night, I can hardly bear a shirt on and I am getting only a couple of hours sleep at night, some nights no sleep at all. My GP has now given me Pregabalin and said to reduce the Ropinirole gradually. It seems to have eased the itching but only slightly and wears off after 4/5hours, if I take more than 25mg at a time I become dopey but restless so not able to sleep . Currently on 25mg Pregabalin 3 times a day and down to 2mg Ropinirole or 1.5mg if I can manage it, the jumping seems to be controlled at the moment but the itch just won't let me sleep. The lack of sleep is really wearing me down, I feel exhausted all the time. Anyone else experienced this please ? Thanks