I have been on Pramipexole 6 tabs [0.088mg ] for the last 5 years and works except for the odd bad night with muscle spasm and shoulder and head jerking. I suffer from what i thought was secondry insomnia due to RLS and or sideffect to Pramipexole but Dr Chaudhuri thinks i should not have any sleep problems, Pramipexole helps people with RLS to sleep. It does but only for 1-2 hours after taking it. He therefore thinks i have a Primary sleep disorder and will refer me to a sleep specialist for sleep study.
He wants me to start Neupro patch which is the same as Pramipexole but given via patch with a continuous dose over a 24 hr period.
Is anybody else on Pramipexole and does it help you sleep for more then 1-2 hrs
Is anybody else on Neupro patch and does it help you sleep more at night?
Of course Dr Chaudhuri is a specilist and he knows what he is talking about and i will probably try the treatment he has suggested and go and see sleep specialist, but i would value your opinion and what experiences you have had.