I've been taking Neupro 1mg patches daily for about 2.5 years for RLS. It managed my RSL symptoms effectively.
Three months ago I had some issues getting a refill from my neurologist and very regretfully I went 5 days without the medicine. I suffered major withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. It was horrible.
I went back on the medicine on day 6 but continue to struggle with anxiety and depression. I have a mood disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, and I believe my anxiety and depression is partly from life circumstances, but I wonder if the 5 days of missed medication could have led to prolonged withdrawal symptoms? I have a call with my neurologist Monday but am curious what people here think. I'm really concerned.
I also wonder if I should try tapering off Neupro and get on something else? But I think the withdrawal will be too intense judging by what's happened.