New Medication for Restless Leg Syndrome

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by shep, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. shep

    shep New Member

    My doctor put me on a new medication that is new on the market for restless legs. It is called Requip. I had great results the first night I took it!!!
    It has not helped my insomia, but I can lay in the bed without moving my legs all the time. I don't know if it is expensive as she gave me a two weeks sample pack.
    I hope this continues to work for me. I have a history of medications working for a couple or three weeks then not being effective anymore. I think I build up immunity rather quickly to medications.
    I hope if you try this it works as well for you.
    Yours in prayer,
    Shep
  2. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    I also have Restless Legs Syndrome. Thanks for the info on the new med. My doctor has me on Gabitril, which helps pretty well.

    Ellen
  3. MerrimackRiver

    MerrimackRiver New Member

    I was put on Requip in September. I have severe restless legs. It did take awhile for it to work as you have to work your way up to the dosage of 1 mg. This drug is the only drug approved by FDA for restless legs . . . that was back in May 2005.

    I'm happy with it as I just can't deal with these legs.

    I hope this is helpful. That's my two cents worth. :) Best of luck.

    Merri