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by Brendan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Horizant and dizziness
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Requip to Horizant and dizziness

ok - I will try give the Horizant a fair trial period and see if dizziness subsides. Right now i am still taking the 1.5 mg Ropinirole. I will see if i can reduce slowly while taking the Horizant but if Horizant dizziness persists i will ask doc for something else to help me get off the Ropinirole. ...
by Brendan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Horizant and dizziness
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Requip to Horizant and dizziness

Thanks for kind words. I was going to tell specialist I don't really want to keep trying Horizant. I know giving up after just one night is not ideal but i just "have a hunch" the drug does not agree with me - I think i have tried it in the past (5 years ago?) and i always seem to not like the side ...
by Brendan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Horizant and dizziness
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Requip to Horizant and dizziness

Just a quick note. Last week was very difficult as I was in Week Four of tapering Ropinirole (3 weeks to go from 1.5 mg to last week at 0.25 mg). I was extremely tired/exhausted and gave up Wednesday night and went back to 1.5 mg - I absolutely, positively needed some sleep. Friday night was first n...
by Brendan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Horizant and dizziness
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Requip to Horizant and dizziness

It could very well be, that you ultimately will need opioids because Horizon could prove not effective enough in treating your RLS. Sadly there isn't any good evidence that Horizon / Gabapentin / Lyrica can treat severe RLS without additional medication. And since it seems that you augmented on Dop...
by Brendan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Horizant and dizziness
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Requip to Horizant and dizziness

Almost everyone on DAs (dopamine agonists: Requip, Mirapex or Neupro) will eventually develop augmentation if they are taking more than a minimal dose of DA for long enough. Doing a quick search, I think that is right: https://www.neurologylive.com/clinical-focus/addressing-augmentation-restless-le...
by Brendan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Horizant and dizziness
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Requip to Horizant and dizziness

Hi Holland, Thanks for replying. You stated "... Horizant is almost never a strong enough med to control severe RLS by itself ...". I need to google this but has there been good studies on the efficacy of Horizant vs Requip for severe RLS? I will try research this tomorrow. Also, I am a little confu...
by Brendan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Horizant and dizziness
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Requip to Horizant and dizziness

Iron panel done this week was normal and sleep specialist did not recommend anything for iron.

IRON and TIBC:
....Iron 54 (45-160)
....Iron binding capacity 314 (228-428)
....Iron Saturation 17

FERRITIN 100 (30-400)

MAGNESIUM 2.1 (1.6-2.5)
by Brendan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Requip to Horizant and dizziness
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Requip to Horizant and dizziness

Hello Fellow RLS Sufferers, I have been reading many very helpful posts on this forum over the last year or so. This is my first post since things have become a bit worse for me. In January 2020, I am a 51 year old male in the USA. I have had RLS for around 20 years. I know my brother has RLS and I ...