Ugh. Reading posts are both enlightening and depressing.
I'm new here but not new to RLS. My mother had it sooo bad. She started on Requip when it was new. She didn't get relief until she got dementia, and that's the truth. And guess who's dealing with it now?! Once Mom said, "I hate the night". I get that now..............
It just got so bad for me that I broke down and accepted the doctors prescription for Ropinirole just prior to Christmas. 2mg. On day two, Friday, I called the pharmacy as my feet and legs were swelling....a lot. They said to stop taking it and call the doc, which I did. She gave me 1 mg on the following Monday but it didn't help. I went back to 2 mg yet now my legs bother me during the day and evening....not every min, but usually every day at some point.
This is all getting to me, and I am losing hope at any type of normalcy.