Question posted by happyattheocean on 24 July 2016
Last updated on 30 August 2022 by Gaby1966
Despite what drug info says, I know that I have gained significant weight on requip. As much as 30 lbs in 4 months. I suffer from bone-on-bone osteoarthritis of both knees as well as life aktering RLS. The weight gain makes my knees hurt more. What a catch 22. I take 2 mg three t ines a day of requip and Norco 10mg every 6 hrs gor chronic pain. Neither med is holding back horrible leg pain that feels as if my bones are pulling away from the muscles and the fibers and tendons are bursting thru the skin. Been going on for about 3 months now. I did just begin IV Iron infusions for 4 weeks due to extremely low iron levels. My neurologist tells me my iron level should be 50. It was a 4. This iron should help my symptoms, I hope.
Also found out that the Abilify I had been taking for depression was essentially BLOCKING my Requip benefit.
Guess I'm asking for any input from any of you related to same.
Glad I looked on here! My sil just got put on the XL so he was going to let me try his 1mg to see if it helped. I was taking 40 mg of Cymbalta to help with leg pain but read on a Fibro site it causes weight gain too! I suffer from Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteopenia and possible Lupus (have to wait for a flare for it to get picked up by blood work). Since getting off the Cymbalta (2 weeks) I’ve lost almost 15 pounds but the leg pain is awful. I just went through iron infusions (2) because of nonexistent iron stores, my iron level was 3, they were wondering how I was walking and….existing, lol. Norco helps (10 mg 3x daily) but when I overdo and work in the yard or stand too much it doesn’t even touch it. I hate medication
30 July 2016
Hi happyattheocean! I'd like to share theeee best healthy tip for restless leg syndrome, Vitamin B12! The doctor I worked for in the late nineties told me forget scripts, get on B12, at least 1000mg daily and problem solved! I have been on it since 1997 and you have to stay on it though or symptoms return quick, so I live in the Poconos, not close to Walmart so I always check how many I am down to to be sure I don't run out. I esp. Prefer the sublingual version at Walmart in the Vitamin b12 selections and I take 1000-1500mg daily faithfully 19 years, it took about two weeks to build up, typical of any vitamin or herb, but so well worth it and one less medication and chemicals in my system with one less drug, like Requip! Hope this helps!