Hello all, hope you are all safe and surviving
I've recently stopped taking Ropinerole (about 3 weeks ago), I was taking 0.5mg a day it had worked fantastic for the first 12-18 months (I miracle cure) but recently its effectiveness had reduced (taking longer to relieve the RLS symptoms at night and wearing off sooner in the morning).
I had read posts about augmentation and that Gabapentin is preferential, I asked about changing to this with my GP. My GP suggested increasing Ropinerole dose although I pushed to change to Gabapentin based on the posts I had read and a fear of making the situation worse.
I'm now on 200mg of Gabapentin and have been for the past week (I stated on 100mg for the first 2 weeks), there has been no miracle relief (as was with Ropinerole) and I'm not certain I have felt any benefit at all with Gabapentin, I've recently started taking the medication earlier in the day (one 100mg at 3.00pm and one at 6.00pm but it seems the RLS symptoms are actually getting worse.
I typically have the RLS symptoms in my arms unless I am travelling/flying although before taking any medication my symptoms were in my legs and arms.
The clinic also tested my bloods and iron levels were normal. My Vitamin D levels were low and I am now taking high strength Vitamin D tablets.
Has anyone had similar experiences? Or comparisons with Ropinerole and Gabapentin?
I'm tempted to go back to the Ropinerole as I am struggling more and more each day as I'm getting very little sleep.