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Karel1, Certified Respiratory Therapist
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Experience:  Have suffered with Narcolepsy a sleeping disorder over 30 years,specializes in asthma ,COPD
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I have had restless leg syndrome for 50 years. The first

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I have had restless leg syndrome for 50 years. The first med. I took was clonapin , which helped for many years with gradual increases until it no longer helped the r.l.s.
then I switched to Mirapex. The increased dosage no longer helped. Most recently I
tried gamapentin which never worked at all.
What do you suggest? I'm at my wits end. kicking all night and feeling sleepy all day.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 years ago.
Anthony Bray MD :

Hello!

Anthony Bray MD :

From your history I would recommend trying a combination of Klonapin plus Mirapex or Sinemet at bedtime.

Anthony Bray MD :

I think that such a combination would offer you the best result from your long history of this problem...

Anthony Bray MD :

I hope this information helps. Let me know if you have further questions and I will be happy to get baack with you!

Anthony Bray MD :

If my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback. Thank You and Best Regards,

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Expert:  Karel1 replied 4 years ago.
Requip is also another one.