Hi there, I suffer from CD, MS and RLS. The RLS has bothered me for years!!!! I used to pray that God would hit me with a little baseball bat and knock me out for a couple of days just so I could rest. I tried Trazadone for it, which worked for a while, but my DR. kept having to increase the dose to achieve any kind of relief....weaned off Trazadone and am now on Clonazepam, which again, worked for a while but is now having to be doubled because it doesn't work anymore. The Dr. tried me on Sinemet but it made my heart race so that didn't work.Most nights I sleep for 2 hours max...then have to get up and walk around for a while until I get so tired I can't stand it...then go back to sleep...the RLS wakes me up again in a short time....on and on.
Its hard for people without RLS to understand how painful it can be and how lack of sleep is just torture! I'm glad I checked in on the Chronic pain forum....I usually post in the CD forum....but I will come back and visit with you here more often. It was nice to see a thread on RLS.
Just seems that most of us don't just have one thing to deal with but a multitude of health problems. Thank God for Healing Well. I don't know what I'd do without your support>
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis