Has anyone heard of brain chemistry or Neuro pathways being altered by DA's such that one "needs" at least a small amount of DA, after being on them for years? In ordering the Relaxis, i got to talking to the rep about my experience with DA and he said there was a mounting evidence of this.
If so, then i guess this would explain why a number of people need a tiny amount of DA in the mix
Like the others, the only thing I've heard of in that regard is DAWS, in which people are very sick (not just whatever untreated disease they were taking the meds for) and do not get better even after a year without the DA, but their symptoms do go away when they go back on the DA. This is something different than what you're talking about.
You probably don't need the DA, but you need treatment for worsened symptoms. Hopefully, the worsening is not permanent but I expect it will be long term.
See my reply to your other post for ideas on combining different classes of medication in order to keep your dose low.
As long as you're taking a DA, you must keep your iron stores high enough to help prevent augmentation. Even if you're not taking a DA, keeping your iron up will reduce symptom severity for most of us. The iron stores in your tissues are approximated by the amount of ferritin in your blood. Ferritin for people with WED/RLS should be over 75 ng/ml, or even 100.
IF you need ammunition to show your doctor, follow the link below my name to find resources that deal with iron. The Foundation's Medical Bulletin is the best for all these issues if you can only get one publication.