For over five years I have had bouts of RLS. The other night I almost went to the ER it was so bad. I actually thought I had damaged a muscle in my leg that night. Lasted from midnight until 6 in the morning and needless to say I was miserable. My Dr. has told me to take a vitamin; which I loaded up on and still no relief. Please help me with some type of solution to this problem as it is driving me up the walls. Thank you.
Greetings from australia. I have just answered this question on another site. Then noticed that yours is a new request, and the pain driving you up the wall... I only know this pain to well. At last I have relief! And it is by prescription called "sifrol", it has saved my sanity, and I hope that it will be an answer for you. Please keep in touch and let me know if it works for you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Q.
Hi Patches14. I'm sorry you're RLS is getting worse. Unfortunately that seems to be what happens. I have suffered with this for 30 years now and it definitely got worse as the years went by. To answer your question, there are many medications available now specifically designated to help RLS symptoms. Requip and Mirapex are marketed for RLS. Neither one were helpful for me for any length of time, and people I know have suffered some unsettling side effects from them including anger and agitation. That may not be the case for you though. Other medicines that might help are gabapentin, Clonazepam, Lyrica, to name a few. What works for one person may not work for you, so be patient in this trial and error process and work closely with your doctor to find which medication or combination of medicines help. When mine first really started bothering me at age 20, my doctor prescribed a tricyclic antidepressant called amitriptyline. It was started at a very low dose of 20 mg and then about six years later I had to bump it up to 30 mg. It worked great for 10 years and then it just quit working. Unfortunately that seems to be what happens with RLS. The best advice I can give you is to find a very good doctor and work very closely with them to find something that will help you. I will keep you in my prayers and hope to see a post back from you soon that you have found some relief! Good luck to you.
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