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Ropinerole side effect is problematic

Thank you for your time.

I have severe restless leg syndrome so I take ropinerole (generic of Requip). I have progressed to 4mg, 5-6X/day.  If I am late for a dose, my body tells me with the restless leg symptoms that are unbearable.  So I really need it but at this higher dose I have started having a sex drive that is kind of crazy.  It is certainly not typical of me.  What can I do?  Is there an effective alternative or another drug to modify this side effect?
I have MS but am no longer on meds for it.  I may have lyme too, 2nd test results pending. I'm in my 40's, female and have been basically healthy in my life except for the recent developments.
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I've suffered from RLS in the past. I found that my RLS was caused by the foods that I ate. I no longer eat heavily processed / prepackaged foods and I no longer suffer from RLS. You might want to take a look at what you're eating. Have you considered a eating a restricted diet to see if this helps?

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Wild common rainforest ferns can help your case; as long as you take the poison out and neutralize the poison with normal grass and dandelion. That is, if your case is only MS and lyme.
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I've suffered from RLS in the past. I found that my RLS was caused by the foods that I ate. I no longer eat heavily processed / prepackaged foods and I no longer suffer from RLS. You might want to take a look at what you're eating. Have you considered a eating a restricted diet to see if this helps?

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