Can I ask what you would all do in my situation as I am in a real dilemma.?
I had been taking Ropinirole for a number of years before it started not to work and I couldn’t tolerate the extra dose (became agitated and panicked) I was then prescribed Pramipexole which worked for quite a few years until this no longer helped. About three weeks ago I went back on to Ropinirole which was pretty horrendous as they took a time to work, I had to increase the dose gradually and I suffered terribly with lack of sleep. This has meant I have had to take time off work. I tried to go back to work as the sleep did increase but then I only lasted a day and a half and was signed off again. I have subsequently found out that my ferritin levels were extremely low (off the scale) and started on Sunday taking 200mg of Ferrous Sulphate, these can take up to 4-6 weeks to become effective. At the same time the doctor very reluctantly increased my Ropinirole dose to 2mg and was very firm to say this would only be until hopefully the iron tablets helped with the restless legs. The trouble is after just a week these already appear to be losing their effectiveness.
My employer has been very understanding but I feel terrible that I am not able to go in.
My question is assuming the doctor will agree and I can tolerate the extra dose, should I increase so that I can get back to work?
Thank you for reading this, I am feeling rather anxious about what is the morally right thing to do.