I have restless leg syndrome and would like to look at options other than ropinirole (sp) as a medication. It makes me sleepy.?
Many menu items. Eliminate caffeine, alcohol, nicotine. Check reversible causes [thyroid, low iron, other drugs like antidepressants, reglan, (metoclopramide) sleepy antihistamines like benadryl]. Stretch before bedtime. Other meds to try: cabergoline; pramipexole, gabapentin, pregabalin, clonidine, propranolol, iron [if your ferritin < 45], levodopa/carbidopa & carbamazepine. Wishing you restful sleep, no counting sheep!
Clonazepam. Clonazepam is approved for rls. You want to make sure there are not reversible causes of the RLS symptoms including other medications.