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    marreromarie posted:
    have had restless legs over 15 years now an have been on requip 3 mg for years now an it stop working an i taking the max now. an some times have to take a another half pill to stop my very uncomfortable cant describe feeling cant keep them still have to move Constantly an they jerk very bad i have to walk an they still jerk i just cry with them. it a every night thing an now it got to my arm's some night the requip works an some night i need more an it makes me sick to my stomach when i take the other half but i cant handle the felling in my legs it so bad i try to put pressure on them an it will stop for a minuet an start back. my doctor don't know what it is he don't understand wont to do a sleep study an i don't wont to go through that i know what they do. my doctor is new in his field my doc that was treating me with the requip has retired an he took his place an just don't understand it an i cant explain it to him he just looks at me like i'm nut's the pain is real an getting worse as i get older an moving in other parts of my body what can i do for help i don't know where to turn i have a bad case of it an my mother did to she was very bad also help me if u can. in very odd pain that is not bearable. marie
     
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    atti_editor responded:
    I am so sorry to hear that you have been going through this. Are you able to see another doctor for a second opinion and possible treatment options? Or better yet a sleep specialist?

    Have you had any testing done to determine if a separate chronic condition is causing your restless legs syndrome or worsening it? This article has some information on certain conditions and medications that could be associated with the development or worsening of restless legs.

    The article above also has some suggestions for RLS treatments that may be options for you, including leg massages, heating pads or ice packs, and more.

    You may also find these home treatment options useful as they could help to limit your symptoms.

    Please let us know how you are doing!


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