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SIDE EFFECTS. TREMORS ?

SINCE I STARTED TAKING CRBIDIO LEVO, I HAVE GRADUALLY NOTICED JAW TREMORS AND MY OPPOSITE HAND START ING THE SAME SHAKING AS MY RIGHT HAND DOES. IS THIS A SIDE EFFECTFROM THE MEDICATION? ## I have developed jaw tremors too. It is not constant though frequent. Most notable late in the day the tremor seems very undesirable. I'm ugly enough without the movement attracting attention to my face. ## Yes, it has been known to cause tremors as a side effect, according to FDA warnings, along with nausea, dizziness, Anxiety, insomnia, dry mouth, and hypotension. Sometimes they go away, once your body gets used to the medication, but sometimes you may need a dosage adjustment, or to try a different medications. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

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Restless Leg Syndrome

I have RLS and it's getting worse. I was taking .25 mg. 3x Day along with gabapentin. I still take gabapentin. My neurologis had me try Requip 2 mg at bedtime but my ins. co. won't cover it. He has now prescribed carbidopa Levo to take one at bedtime. I've done this for two nights and have not slept a skidget! Also, the RLS is in full bloom even after taking this. Maybe because I'm awake? RLS isn't fatal but my goodness it's enough to drive me to drink. Is there a connection? What would be the next medication? ## I don't know if this will help you but it sure has helped many people with RLS. It is dark healthy chocolate with very high antioxidant levels, low sugar, low fat. The pure unprocessed cacao in this has other health benefits as well. It is absolutely...

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major restless legs problem

Have had restless legs and arms for years. Take 2 mg of require daily but it's not enough. Tried 600 mg of gabapentin a day that didn't work. Now trying carbidopa-levodopa with the requip. Anybody else get this to work? Also have severe sleep apnea with clap and anemia. ## Requip not require ## Hello, Ritz! How is the new combination working for you? You may experience some common side effects, such as nausea, hypotension, hair loss and auditory hallucinations. ## Have you looked into Iron deficiency? I just started 300 mg gabapentin to see if my periodic limb movement disorder will improve. Just 2 nights in and have had some anxiety open waking. Have you found any relief? I know Iron is a big connection to restless legs but not sure about the testing you need for it. I think yo...

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