I have had this horrible problem since i was about 10yrs old and it took me a long long time to get a doctor to listen and refer me to a neurologist. I am now 65 and when i saw the neurologist approx 8yrs ago was eventually put on Ropinirole low dose which was a blessing but am now up to 8mg three times a day hence the augmentation. I requested an appointment back to the neurologist because of all i have read on this site re that problem and know myself i am on too high a dosage. What i am really after is what kind of questions should i be asking the consultant and what kind of info can i give him that will convince him i am not round the twist. I am petrified of having to change meds as my doctor did try me on the lowest dose of the patch over a year ago and it got so bad i really felt so depressed and felt like i could easily taken my own life it was so bad. I am due to see him next week and would like to be able to print some info off to take with me. I did this the first time round and the consultant (now retired) kept my info to study because it was the first time he had come across a case of hereditary R.L.S. Father, both sisters, brother, my daughter, one sisters daughter and my granddaughter all suffer from this in varying stages. I seem to have come off the worst so far. I really am terrified of going through a change of meds as i know how long it takes to get into my own doctor never mind see the consultant. Anyone got any ideas or info on how to get through to them how serious a problem this can be for us. Any help would be really appreciated. Many thanks in advance. Until i found this site some time ago i felt as if there was nobody else like me now i know i am not alone and can come on here and get loads of info or help if i need it.
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