There have been some reports that it helps increase dopamine levels in the nervous system. Some of the medicines given to prevent RLS, like gabapentin, are thought to work by this mechanism. Conversely, some medications, such as certain antipsychotics, are dopamine antagonists and sometimes seem to bring on RLS
Has anyone tried l-theanine at bedtime to counter bouts of restless legs syndrome (RLS)?
Question posted by Uncle Dave on 20 Sep 2011
Last updated on 15 May 2021 by daddiomccray
Yes, it has helped me because after taking L-Theanine I seem to drift off to sleep faster and enjoy a relaxing sleep without the morning drowsy hangover feeling.
I take Requip for my RLS at bedtime, but some nights it doesn't help all thru the night. Would It be okay to take L-Theanine with the Requip? Waiting to get your answer. Thank you. - Shirley
I am on requip 4mlg seems to be working
Hi Uncle Dave & a warm welcome to Drugs.com!
I'm unfamiliar with this medication but I did want to suggest that you might also consider joining our RLS group here as well. There are quite a few different medications that are used for relief. My own Dave, my hubby, has severe RLS, however, he hasn't tried L-theanine yet. At the moment, he uses Lyrica (300 mg) & Pramipexole (0.50-0.75 mg).
All the best to you, Uncle Dave! from Wendy :)
Uncle dave, sorry just found your question and Im sorry I have not tried l-theanine. I do not have RLS. Have you talk to your doc about this, if not I would. We have a large group here so maybe someone will come along who has tried this and can give you their take on it. Von-1
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