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Most effective DA?

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Hi all. My wife has PLMD ever since coming off Citalopram that results in her having a poor sleep quality and me often having to decamp to the spare room 😞. GP has given her Amyltriptaline that we are very uneasy about using due to poor feedback I’ve read. We are due to see different GP soon and we will be requesting a DA as an alternative medication. Which one do you feel is most effective?

(PS she is taking iron supplements daily even though blood tests indicate no deficiency)

Any thoughts/opinions would be very welcome

Thank you


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You are correct, very few RLS sufferers can take amitriptyline without it making their symptoms much, much worse. On the RLS-UK website it is listed as one of the medications to avoid.

in reply to Kaarina

Thanks for the confirmation Karina. Any views on effectiveness of Gabapentin vs the DA drugs?

In researching an answer to your question, I came across this site, which is quite extraordinary in it's clarity and simplicity.

I think you will find an answer in there.

Good luck.

in reply to Madlegs1

Very informative Madlegs1. Thank you very much for this. πŸ‘

Well the safest DA in terms of augmentation risk is Ritigotine Neupro patch. The downside is its very expensive compared to the others. X

in reply to Pippins2

Thank you Pippins. Lots of great info for us to look closer at πŸ‘

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