Hi, I am new to this site & have been following some of the posts over the last few weeks. I have noticed a lot of you mention how bad dopamine is. I am a 60 yr old women, very fit with walking & pilates every day. I have suffered from RLS for many years, the only thing that helped & assured a few hours sleep was Palexia ( Opiate) . Last year I got a brain tumour & I had a craniotomy followed by 30 sessions of radiation. My RLS got considerably worse & Palexia did not help much. I was lucky to sleep 1-2 hours a night. It was very depressing as I could not enjoy a normal life. After a few weeks my doctor suggested I see the neurologist that I saw prior to my brain surgery. He put me on Neupro ( no other medication has worked for me including Lyrica & Melatonin etc.) It has worked like a dream & I am having at least 7 hours sleep each night.I am so relieved that things are getting back to normal. I am of course concerned ( after reading your posts) that this will not be good long term & I will get augmentation. Is this a fait accompli or can people go for years on Neupro?
Many thanks for reading.