So I'm new and this is going to be kind of long, there is your warning lol.
I'm 27 and RLS has been in my family, I remember as a teenager spending the night at my grandmothers. We would be watching the late night news, her in her recliner, me on the floor. I remember her kicking her legs as tho she was swimming for hours while watching t.v, being curious I would ask why she was doing it. She would reply "restless leg syndrome", I never understood untill now. Now that I am much older I am faced with the same agony that she was in, My legs ache, the same time my legs ache, my arms ache, Always when I am trying to go to sleep. The only way i can describe the intensity of this agony is this, Have you ever been so frustrated with something it brings tears to your eyes, or lost a huge football game and you felt so defeted you were on the borderline of breaking down? That is exactly how my symptoms are, Many nights just before i loose my sanity and cry, I force myself to get up and walk in circles around my house. Even as my grandmother was in her last days of loosing her battle with cancer last year, I went to her room, to pay respects and talk to her, as I sat down beside her bed, I noticed her feet moving back and forth like she was dancing, I asked her "granny are you dancing?" she replied....."restless leg syndrome". Is this ever going to go away? Im so irritable and tired all the time, but can never sleep, Ive been without health insurance for 9yrs, suffering that long, but next month my new insurance kicks in..Is there something specific I need to ask my doctor for, that wont make me have compulsive problems i.e. gambling and such that are risks with miripex? Also for the last six or seven years, Ive noticed my limbs go to sleep, if i sit in a chair, my toes go to sleep, if my arm is on the center console while riding in a car, my hand goes to sleep, Are these two related somehow???
Sorry for talking so long lol Thanks for reading.