I use requip and love it! I do not use it every day, only when I need it. It works within 15 minutes. Some days I use 2 tablets. My doc prescribed 1 1/2 tabs a day. I don't like to take meds every day unless I need them. I am already taking 6 medications.
Needing requip seams to go in cycles. I can do without for 4 or 5 weeks, then, I need them again. Maybe it has to do with how active I am. With COPD, sometimes I get very INactive because of the disease.