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7.1/10 Average Rating

55 Ratings with 50 User Reviews

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Reviews for Requip to treat Restless Legs Syndrome

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Review by JanNurse (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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6.0

I started Requip 1 mg at bedtime. It worked great for 3-4 months. My Dr increased the dosage so I now take 3 mg at bedtime. Again, it worked great for a few months, and then the symptoms reappeared. The Requip is better than nothing, but I was up pacing the floors when I should have been sleeping. My husband suggested acupuncture, and that has made a huge difference. I take the Requip 3 mg with 3 saltines to prevent nausea and vomiting. I have an acupuncture treatment every 2 weeks, and no problems when I go to bed.

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March 22, 2015 9:19 AM

Review by shepherdjory:

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1.0

Requip stopped the restless legs, but caused severe insomnia for me which defeated the purpose for taking it

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March 10, 2015 2:43 AM

Review by rainysundae:

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8.0

I have had restless legs syndrome for 20 years or so now. I have been taking Requip for almost the entire time it was diagnosed and I have a severe case. In the past few months, I have experienced some nausea, dizziness, pain and tiredness after my first dose in the morning. I did not realize this could be a side-effect of the medication. I take 4mg. 3Xday, if I did not, I would never sleep, sit through a movie or be able to focus on work. I will put up with the side-effects.

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February 28, 2015 5:09 PM

Review by blake0123:

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10

Let me first start by saying that Requip did work very well to control my restless legs syndrome. (I have terrible uncontrollable leg movement/pain). However the side effects of the HIGHER dosage made me very sick. Approximately one hour before bedtime I had taken the pill. I began to feel extremely nauseous, excruciating stomach cramps, chills, and my head started spinning. I could barely make it to the bathroom where I immediately threw up. I found relief soon thereafter from the side effects. I continued having a mild stomach ache about 4 hours later. Requip should definitely be taken by the smaller dosage at first. Then move up gradually when you feel that the dosage isn't covering all your pains. I take Requip daily and have for 10 years for my RLS. Feel better!

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February 21, 2015 3:11 AM

Review by DrmzRWkd (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

It works great for Restless Legs Syndrome. I can finally sleep at night. I'm 41 and the first time I experienced RLS, I was 8. I could just do without the side effects. I'm on 2mg and I think if it was upped, my side effects would worsen. I feel sick to my stomach. I vomit at times. I've had hallucinations. It makes me feel like my blood sugar is dropping, but it's not. Just makes my body not feel right. Thinking about finding something else without these side effects.

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February 15, 2015 10:48 AM

Review by ShortyG:

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1.0

My restless legs syndrome has become really annoying in the past few months. I was on Gabapentin which seemed to help but it started to become less effective so the Dr switched to Requip. On my first night, I felt sick and had flu like symptoms. The next day I took it early and immediately felt sick and started to throw up and felt chills and then felt hot. This medicine did absolutely nothing for me besides make me sick.

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January 21, 2015 10:56 PM

Review by chevy2 (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

I don't know what I would do without the drug requip.I reckon I never would sleep at all. I give it a 10

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December 21, 2014 4:53 AM

Review by Steady Stan (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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5.0

I've have an extreme case; it starts in my legs and finds it's way to the arms and everywhere else. I've spent more nights than I care to remember screaming into my pillow. Requip completely quiets the syndrome - 100%. But...then I spend the next two hours wishing I hadn't taken it, due to the endless projectile vomiting. I cannot take it, as I had developed hypophosphatemia from the vomiting. (I now take Klonopin 1 mg at bedtime, and it prevents RLS extremely well.)

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December 3, 2014 9:59 PM

Review by Celticherself:

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4.0

I experienced Bladder Pain with Requip. I had a constant frequent urge to urinate. This is not the most common side effect of this medicine; it is listed as "Less Common." But after taking this I did have lasting bladder pain that did not go away after I stopped taking Requip.

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December 1, 2014 12:34 PM

Review by boston 58 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

I started using 1 mg and now up to 3 mg for restless legs syndrome about 7 years now.

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November 23, 2014 8:41 PM

Review by Jerky Legs:

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8.0

I have been on Requip for about 8 years now. My RLS is severe and I believe started as a child but became worse after childbearing. I take Requip 2-4mg at night. Guess what? I am out of town and forgot the Requip. It is 3am and I have not slept a wink. My sister has milder RLS, my grandfather had signs of it and then developed Parkinsons. I have seen signs in my daughter who is a teen and now have spoken to a cousin who also suffers. Thankfully my only side effect is sleepyness, because I do not know what I would do without my Requip.

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November 8, 2014 4:50 AM

Review by Jamiegris:

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1.0

Made me very sick at my stomach

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October 26, 2014 5:45 AM

Review by peggylefev:

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2.0

Did not help enough plus terrible side effects...

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August 2, 2014 10:58 AM

Review by Btaylor7162:

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9.0

I wasn't able to sleep hardly at all before taking this medicine, now I can sleep with no problems with my legs. So thankful

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February 12, 2014 10:46 PM

Review by LisaDT:

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10

I have severe restless legs syndrome and the only thing I have found that controls it is Requip. Couldn't survive without it.

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January 20, 2014 9:34 PM

Review by eltell (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

I am now in my 70's and have suffered restless legs all my adult life. My Doctor referred me to a neurologist 4 years ago who tried me on Ropinirole starting on a low dose of 1mg each night gradually building up to 5mg daily. It took me over a year to get over nausea and adjusting my dosage to get the desired result. I now take a 1mg tablet with each meal and 2 before bed making a total of 5mg daily and I no longer suffer from restless legs, totally gone! I have no side effects at all.

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December 31, 2013 9:44 AM

Review by Angie 646:

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9.0

I am on 6mg of the 24hour release ropinirole and I think I've found the solution. I take 2mg in the afternoon then 4mg an hour before bed and after living with restless legs syndrome for 45 years driving me insane for many years I actually think I may have found the solution, highly recommended.

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December 20, 2013 4:40 PM

Review by Britches54:

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6.0

I'm on 4 mg of ropinrole and that use to be enough but lately it is not. I was told by my Doctor not to take anymore then 4 mg per day. But I can't take it the past two days I have taken 5mgs per day does anyone esle take more then 4 mg per day

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November 4, 2013 2:50 PM

Review by furrville (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Best medicine for RLS EVER!!

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October 23, 2013 9:43 AM

Review by kakeladi:

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7.0

I have had restless legs for over 50 years. It started when I was expecting my 1st daughter. I was told it was common in pregnant women but mine has NEVER let up - in fact has gotten worst over the years. I tried drinking quinine water until that was banned, it helped some but not much. I also 'held up the wall' with stretching exercises. I started taking ropinirole about 10 yrs on the advice of another person who called herself 'the queen of restless legs', I was given 1mg and told I should start taking 1/2 pill per day, increasing it weekly until I got 'results' - that one could take as many as 8 pills per day! Well, the 1/2 pill worked just fine for several years - I now take 1 to 2 per day depending.

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August 24, 2013 6:41 PM

Review by Dot/oz:

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10

I have had restless legs syndrome for 5 years. I started Requip at 1mg now I am taking 2.5mg. I have had morning sickness everyday. Nothing else works. I am hoping the path will work. I am willing to try anything.

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February 22, 2013 3:28 PM

Review by maceykay (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

All night long one night my legs kept jumping up in the air till I couldn't sleep at keeping my husband up. So I got on Requip 0.25mg take 2 at bed time and I slept all night long, without jumping legs and if I had them I didn't know of them. So far as sleep it helps me also. This is the best thing for me and my legs.

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February 20, 2013 10:17 PM

Review by Sleepless in Dallas (taken for 10 years or more):

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7.0

I have had restless legs syndrome for 30 years that I can remember. I have been on Requip for 15 years. Before it was approved for RLS. I was in a clinical trial for it then was able to get a script for it as it was approved for Parkinson's. RLS treatment varies on intensity of it. It only gets worse. I am up do 4 mg a day. The combination of what works is a moving target. I have tried it all. Requip is no longer helping me as it was. Once RLS starts I am screwed in to a night of living hell. I take Ambien to help but that is no longer helping.

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February 16, 2013 11:47 PM

Review by Ed 1938:

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4.0

I had shaky legs so bad and could not sleep. My primary care doctor prescribed Requip, but I had awful side effects on Requip.

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January 13, 2013 9:16 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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4.0

I have had restless legs syndrome for much longer than anyone knew what it was. I was a kid in the 70's getting in trouble for "squirming" at my desk. It tends to act up more with periods of activity. When my wife and I were dating, I was at the gym and riding a bike and I would wake up in the middle of the night and do stretches and anything to try and make the feeling go away. Recently, is has become unbearable again for some reason, it is ten years after the last bad period. I have tried Lyrica, which did not seem to help, Neurontin - which helped some but was wiping me out with tiredness and I just switched to Mirapex because I couldn't see that 1-2mg a night was doing anything but making me nauseous.

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