Jumpin Bean. To answer you as simple as I can... YES! Sinement made my RLS worse. The pain got so bad it was like pouring gas on a fire. I now take Horizant and can rest and sleep without pain for the first time in over twenty years. I also take Klonipin to calm down the jerking. I hope this helps and I hope you find relief.
I have had rls for 45 years and can tell you, after many years of suffering and investigation, that, yes, sinemet can make your symptoms worse... there is a paradox in medicine called augmentation (the old term was rebound ), meaning, that if you take too much of a medication, your symptoms can start earlier and increase in intensity... sinemet is famous for this augmentation... have you been taking sinemet for a long time or have you increased your dosage??? I would suggest that you change medications for a while... we are lucky... there a quite a few wonderful ones out there for us... you can return to sinemet after a while starting with a low dose.
- Sinemet Information for Consumers
- Sinemet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sinemet (detailed)
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