Very good and informative posts from Avosyl and Tunstall . We all know that every form of medication has side effects and we must be prepared to question our GP if the benefit derived from any medication is outweighted by the side effects.
Over the past 3 yrs I have tried Mirapexin, Neupro, Requip, Neurontin and Lyrica. (only one at any given time ). All gave limited relief but the side effects outweighted the relief. ( I was basically tired all day long ) I am now drug free and felling much better although the "night dancing" continues and 2 sleep studies confirm that I am getting by on less than 2hrs "quality" sleep a night.
My consultant agrees with my approach and now suggests going down the Neurologist route similar to what Avosyl has posted.