I went in to see the specialist seven years back not knowing what was wrong and came out with PD and 16mg of Requip, moving to XL over a 3 week period.
0-16 in 0 seconds, faster than Concorde !
I queried the dosage, should I say 'argued with the specialist' , and we eventually agreed on a compromise, in other words 'I gave up', and settled at 14 mg, which I'm still on. ( plus Madopar )
Frankly I feel extremely 'over-medicated' , and if I miss a couple of days, there is no difference- I still fall into the walls etc., & have difficulty in walking. The higher the dosage the more fuzzy headed I get, the more I want to sleep and the more my legs swell, so I'm fighting any increase & if I give in I reckon i'll have to move to Haiti with the rest of the zombies.
I can't say really whether or not Requip works - it doesn't seem to do much for me, but we are all different.
All I would say is ' seek answers to your questions - don't get fobbed off, persevere until you are satisfied.