I'm currently on Requip, but I would like to know if anyone has tried Mirapex, Baclofen, Horizant, or anything else for RLS and PLM? If so, what did you like or dislike about the drug? Also, this applies to what has worked or not worked for you pertaining to, muscle spasms, muscle twitching, and parkinsons disease, etc...
What drugs have you found effective in treating Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement?
- 10 Aug 2011 by HPoole
- mirapex, requip, muscle spasm, parkinson's disease, chronic spasticity, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, baclofen, muscle twitching, horizant
14 Feb 2012
I had it for years, tried everything and nothing worked until I saw a guy on YouTube demonstrate using a "TENS" machine (easy to find on amazon for $45, which stimulates the muscle with small electrical pulses, and gradually, after 15min-half hour, the legs are relaxed and not restless. It was a miracle for me.
19 Jun 2012
Have tried requip, mirapex, gabapentin--either they didn't work for me or after a few months side effects were to difficult too deal with. Had a tooth pulled and dentist gave me vicodin. When I took the vicodin, I didn't have restless legs. Had to beg my dr for a prescription, but since I am 76 and have had rls for 25 years and it has gotten progressively worse, he gave me a prescription. I only take it at bedtime and it gives me 4 hrs of uninterrupted sleep. Only thing I have found so far.
11 Nov 2011
Hi Hpoole, I have suffered from Restless Legs Syndrome for most of my life and didn't know that anyone else suffered from this. I have never taken medicine for this but I use a natural remedy called transdermal magnesium (liquid magnesium). When I get restless legs I spray it on and rub it on my legs whenever I can and it has helped me a lot. The other thing that also helps is Kneipp therapy (water therapy). Try this. Spray your legs with cold water, one leg at a time, front and back, starting at the knee and ending at the toes and then repeat a couple of times, then change legs. Do not touch the legs with your hands whilst doing this and once you are finished do not dry your legs, just let them dry naturally. If you do not have a hand shower, take a bucket of cold water and a jug and start pouring the water on at the knee so that the water runs down to your feet and repeat. perhaps this will help.
24 Apr 2012
I have been taking Mirapex for 3 year's now & it has worked wonders for me.
I can sleep at night without all the pain.
I take 1/2 a tablet in the morning & 1 whole tablet at bedtime and I sleep like a baby.
The pill is only 0.5 mg & it works very well.
I hope this has helped answer your question about Mirapex. Goodluck!
26 Feb 2012
I have severe RLS and have tried pretty much every drug listed in these answers. I guess I am one of the very few who have had excellent luck with Mirapex. I take 0.5mg at supper time and 0.5 1/2 hour before bed and I have been doing great for months now. No side effects at all and finally no jumping legs. I have had such severe twtching/spasms and involuntary movements it was terrible and I have done sooooooooo well with the MIrapex it has been a life saver. Hope this helps you some, marjorie zych
17 Feb 2012
Hi, I can only speak for myself but in 15 years I have tried them all... flexeril, requip, clonozapam mirapex everything. The only relief I have gotten is from Lortab for my restless legs. I have severe RLS but thank God my neurologist has done the MRI, sleep studies etc. and finally believes I know what I am talking about and he has faith in me. IT WORKS. good luck
14 Jan 2012
I take Mirapex currently for RLS and PLMD. I actually only take it sometimes
though b/c it makes me sleep late into the next day. I suppose many of
those medications can cause a person to sleep for a longer period of time
though... I tried Requip, but I had a drug reaction to that one. I don't remb what it was though???
Good luck to you!
23 Oct 2012
have tried most prescribed drugs for rls which I have had for 25 yrs. Only started trying meds for the last 4 yrs as it got progressively worse,but too many side effects. Only thing I have found that works is Norco which I think can be addictive and had to beg my dr for it. But it is not addictive to me and I take one low dose at bedtime or if my legs start bothering me in the early evening.
11 Feb 2012
I have and am continuing to use Mirapex with great success. I take 0.5mg 1 tablet at supper time and 1 tablet 1/2 hour before bed and I have had no problems with the RLS or side effects. Remember the way everyone responds is different but even my doctor swore by it and it has helped sooooooooo much you just can't imagine. Requip did not help me it just made me worse. Good luck marjorie
11 Feb 2012
I have Parkinson's and have had significant improvement with Mirapex. The tremors are reduced and I regained much flexibility especially in my hands. I do not have RLS but two of my family members do and they have had success with MIrapex also. None of us have had significant side effects or hallucinations like someone mentioned.
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