relaxants. Srls has even started affecting my arms. If anyone has any suggestions please tell me.
Has your dr tried you on requip? It really helped me, but unfortunately the side effect of nausea was my undoing and I stopped taking it. Before that scares you off, I have other stomach issues so it probably bothered me more than most. After my chronic pain issues became so severe I had to start taking narcotic pain meds on a regular basis, that helped my rls immensely. But I wouldn't recommend that particular treatment unless you're also dealing with other chronic pain issues. Like you've been told, walking daily helps. As does a warm bath before bed, avoiding caffeine several hours before bed and maintaining a regular sleep cycle (as much as possible! ). I hope you find some relief soon. As a fellow sufferer I have a lot of sympathy for you!
I hope you have found answers by now. I have the same problem. It starts in my legs and goes into my arms sometimes. I have been on clonazepam for many years but since I am also on pain meds my dr has cut my dosage from 3 mg per day down to two .25 twice a day. I also have bad anxiety. I’m at my wits end. The only thing that helps me is taking a bath as hot as I can stand it making sure my legs are submerged all the way in water. I have to sit in it until I start sweating before the RLS goes away and stay away from chocolate also and caffeine. I cannot take drugs such as requip or carbidopa levodopa because it makes my RLS extremely worse and Requip is supposed to work. I’ve also been on Seroquel and it has made my RLS worse also so I am stopping it on my own. I’d rather have the hallucinations than have my RLS worsen in my legs and arms. I wish you the best of luck and hope you have found something by now.
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