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Hi, I'm new to the group so be nice haha...

Anyway - after suffering R. L. S (on and off) for about a year now.... I went to my G. P yesterday and was prescribed PRAMIPEXOLE (0.088mg) tablet (ONE at Night)

It made absolutely no difference last night so hopefully better luck tonight!! X

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    That's what I've been taking for about 10 years now and it works perfectly. Naturally, I've had to adjust the dose 3 times during this period. I started with 0.125mg and at the moment 0,375mg does the job. But I have to remember to take it no later than 7pm but it takes a while to kick in.

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    You have walked in to a very complicated condition that can be very difficult to treat. Everyone is different. (I have had RLS for many years.)

    First, I suggest that you go to www.RLS.org (RLS Foundation). [/b]To get full access to everything they offer you must join. I have been a member for many years. They are wonderful people, and help both patients and doctors.

    Second, you must educate yourself on all the different meds. Be aware of "augmentation". Many doctors are not aware that meds can sooner-or-later make your RLS much worse. (Opioids don't do this, but of course they are very controversial these days.)

    Another thing you must learn about is your "ferritin iron level". Many doctors do not routinely test for this. People with RLS need their ferritin levels to be much higher (100+) than those without RLS (35). The RLS Foundation has lots of info about this.

    A good doctor can be hard to find. I suggest you consider doctors that specialize in sleep medicine, neurology, respiratory therapists, even allergy doctors sometimes take an interest in this.

    May God bless you.


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