Medication options

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Hello everyone, 

My mum has suffered from RLS for many years and she has been taking a medication called Siffrol for about 5 years to help - dose 125mg. It is no longer as effective as it used to be and I was hoping others might be able to point me in the direction of what medication is best used and tolerated to treat RLS?

Thank you 

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    Dear Amanda

    There might be a non-drug alternative.  I suggest you search this forum for references to FODMAP    FODMAP is a diet developed by Monash Universirty for IBS patients.    I, and a few others,  have found that it brings relief to some RLS patients.    It only takes  a few weeks (maybe 12) to know if its going to help you.  It costs nothing more than eating and no drugs,     It really is worth a try.    If you read existing stuff from this forum you will know a lot and if you want more give me a shout via this forum and I will share what I know. Get your doctors help or find a good dietician to help you

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    Hi Amanda

    I am a new patient in the RLS saga. My GP had no hesitation in putting me on Ropinirol. I am taking 2.5mg at the moment. I understand that 4mg is the max dose. I have found it really helpful in reducing my twitches and I will be seeing my GP for review soon. I am also taking Mg and Fe supplements occassionaly


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    HI Amanda    I was told to take barley grass powder I have just started but another lady said her husband took it and it stopped so look it up I believe it was supreme barley grass but there are different products    or magneisum high potency is what someone has told me just started that also  
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    Hi Amanda,

    Certain lifestyle changes and activities that may reduce symptoms in persons with mild to moderate symptoms include decreased use of caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco; supplements to correct deficiencies in iron, folate, and magnesium; changing or maintaining a regular sleep pattern; a program of moderate exercise; and massaging the legs, taking a hot bath, or using a heating pad or ice pack.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ropinirole, pramipexole, and rotigotine to treat moderate to severe RLS.

    kind regards


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