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Hey,
I'm new to this forum. I don't drink, smoke and never took many medications for anything. But I do have high cholesterol numbers. Currently not taking any meds for that, because all that I have tried (6 total) seemed to agitate my muscles.

Several years ago, I noticed that after being on my feet & legs for long periods of time, my legs felt like lead. Almost too heavy to want to keep walking. And my feet would burn. That was the beginning. Later developed into pins and needles type feelings in my legs and feet, not only when standing and walking, but also sleeping. Then as time went by I developed the feeling of "rocks (sand like) in my socks" when wiggling my toes. Very strange feeling and uncomfortable.

The nighttime lack of sleep with pain in my legs and daytime heavy, hurtful feeling of my legs, led me to seek help.

After numerous blood tests, MRI's and EMG, doctor diagnosed RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and bulging disks with pinched nerves in L 3,4,5.

Began taking Requip for RLS. After on it for just a few days, I was sleeping at night with no discomfort in my legs. This has been a very helpful drug for me so far.

Also began lumbar therapy and just a few days ago, received a epidural steroid injection. So far so good. Have not had tired, heavy, burning sensations and pins/needles feelings in my legs since. It's only been a few days since the shot, but I've been on the Requip for a few months.

Amazing how much better I feel.

[B]Has anyone been taking Requip for RLS for a long period of time?[/B]

After the initial dizziness, which subsided, I have not had problems with it. I'm just curious as to how well it will continue to work after being on it for a while?

Thanks for your thoughts :)

PS. I wrote this because for years, I had no one to understand me about my legs and really didn't know the language to describe how I felt. Which caused me to feel like I was alone with my issues.

Knowledge is an amazing thing!
[QUOTE=jwood;3919798]Hey,
I'm new to this forum. I don't drink, smoke and never took many medications for anything. But I do have high cholesterol numbers. Currently not taking any meds for that, because all that I have tried (6 total) seemed to agitate my muscles.

Several years ago, I noticed that after being on my feet & legs for long periods of time, my legs felt like lead. Almost too heavy to want to keep walking. And my feet would burn. That was the beginning. Later developed into pins and needles type feelings in my legs and feet, not only when standing and walking, but also sleeping. Then as time went by I developed the feeling of "rocks (sand like) in my socks" when wiggling my toes. Very strange feeling and uncomfortable.

The nighttime lack of sleep with pain in my legs and daytime heavy, hurtful feeling of my legs, led me to seek help.

After numerous blood tests, MRI's and EMG, doctor diagnosed RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and bulging disks with pinched nerves in L 3,4,5.

Began taking Requip for RLS. After on it for just a few days, I was sleeping at night with no discomfort in my legs. This has been a very helpful drug for me so far.

Also began lumbar therapy and just a few days ago, received a epidural steroid injection. So far so good. Have not had tired, heavy, burning sensations and pins/needles feelings in my legs since. It's only been a few days since the shot, but I've been on the Requip for a few months.

Amazing how much better I feel.

[B]Has anyone been taking Requip for RLS for a long period of time?[/B]

After the initial dizziness, which subsided, I have not had problems with it. I'm just curious as to how well it will continue to work after being on it for a while?

Thanks for your thoughts :)

PS. I wrote this because for years, I had no one to understand me about my legs and really didn't know the language to describe how I felt. Which caused me to feel like I was alone with my issues.

Knowledge is an amazing thing![/QUOTE]

I found your information very interesting. Ive been fighting neuropathy for many years and have tried many things with little luck. Ifound your epidural info very interesting. Is there any chance you could be more specific on exactly where in the lumbar region it was given. My pain mgt. doctor has told me they have found spots in the lower back recently that effect your feet, before this they thought more help was given in the thorassic area of the spine.





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