Hi everyone, my Father is a severe RLS sufferer and yesterday he was released from hospital as we had to get him checked in for a once over for his own safety. He has had RLS for years and recently he has been on Pramipexole and he has been having sever side effects with him being almost like a zombie and falling asleep without warning. He decided that he had had enough and stopped taking them which has now resulted in a week of sever hallucinations, blackouts and episodes where has done very strange things which have caused injury. We had him admitted and they did a full once over and confirmed he is on a form of cold turkey. I spent the whole of last night monitoring him and saw the most violent restless night I have ever seen him have and am very concerned as he cannot go on like this.
I can see that there are many different things being discussed here (including patches?) and I want to help him explore what other options there are other than hallucinagenic parkinson drugs.
What advice can you offer?