My mum has rls and has taken amitriptyline, then ropinirole, then gabapentin and then pramipexole. Each medicine she took for say 6 months and then she went through augmentation and Dr changed her meds. This time after 18 month on pramipexole she had augmentation, went to the docs and he gàve her gabapentin 300mg 2 a day. It's been 5 days but she still having sleepless nights and lots and lots of rls. She also takea tramadol but gp did suggest to lower the dose as tramadol can cause rls but mum says it helps her. Is her meds not working cos she went from one med to another straight away? She was told by her neurologist that with rls you have to keep alternating the meds. Is this correct or are we missing some info?
Please help and thank you