My name is Reji Joseph and I am writing to you on behalf of my mother.
My mother is a school teacher and she is currently 56 years old.
She has been suffering from Restless legs syndrome since the last four years.
Her height is 1.5 meters and she weighs 110 pounds.(50 Kilograms)
It all began five years back, with a small accident at her workplace, where she tripped as fell down hurting her LEFT knee in the process.
She was diagnosed with Ligament tear and she developed some inflammation in her knee cap due to that fall.
She underwent a key-hole knee surgery and the pain initially receded a little.
However, due to the surgery, she was actually giving more support to her body from her left leg and over a period of time (6 months), she started feeling pain in her right knee also. The symptoms this time were exactly similar to the ones mentioned in your website. This needle-pin pricking like pain has been occurring to her since the last four years (six months after her operation). Currently, she has the same needle-prickling like pain in both her legs (from her knee to her toes) and she is deprived of a sound sleep at least four days a week.
We would like to try out the medication "Dopamine agonists" like Ropinirole (Requip), Pramipexole (Mirapex), Pergolide (Permax) and Rotigotine.
Please advice your recommendations and if possible, please do give your inferences.