Graduated to a 6 mg extended release.
New meds for other illness have brought me to a crazy level of trimmer. Any suggestions. FYI (female,52,Caucasian,dx restless "body" post stroke from blood clot@age 35, unstable hypertension,(TBM-100% Dynamic airway colapse,PHH,PF. Dx in past 7 mo). Just trying to be a lil bit like me. But less miserable.
Thank you very much
Ropinirole - This drug has been a blessing for me. I began taking low dose a few yrs?
- 25 Mar 2017 by Lauralee17
- 11 August 2017
- ischemic stroke, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, ropinirole, dosage, female, drug
I'm brand new to this group. I've just recently been diagnosed with PLMD - although a sleep study done 20 years ago also revealed above average leg movement.
I think that your question revolves around initially commencing a low dose of Ropinole ~ but have gradually required an increased dose over the years. Now you say that you take 6 mg extended release version. What exactly is your question?
For the last 7 nights - I've taken 0.125 mg of pramipexole with excellent effect.
However ~ some confusion arises due to the way the drug is marketed.
I take the Sifrol brand and although the tablets of 0.25mg I only take half the tablet.
Now to where the confusion arises: 0.25mg refers to the SALT. pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate. The labelling on the box of Sifrol states that this is an EQUIVALENT dose of 0.18mg pramipexole.
The lowest commencing therapeutic dose of pramipexole that I can find in the literature is 0.088 mg
So whether this refers to actual pramipexole of the salt needs to be clarified.
I initially thought that I had Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) but didn't really fit the criterion of moving my leg voluntarily due to an overwhelming urge. I also get the periodic leg jerks every 20 seconds BEFORE I go to sleep - and as the sleep study revealed - they do continue on into the night. This is also outside of the classic PLMD diagnosis. I guess we're all different :)
I'm wondering if you've tried pramipexole before and with what success?
- Ropinirole Information for Consumers
- Ropinirole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ropinirole (detailed)
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