My daughter, aged 44, also suffers from restless leg syndrome. She manages her condition without medication. However, she finds long flights miserable and her primary care physician has scripted her ropinirole and suggests starting a couple of weeks before the next long flight. I am questioning staying on ropinirole for several weeks and then weaning off after the flights.
I remember the withdrawal after stopping a dopamine agonist as "h..." I am wondering if ropinirole can be taken on a short time basis, only on the days of her flights? Anyone have experience with using a dopamine agonist med short term for flights, movies, etc? Thanks for your help.