me: "so i was wondering, since 100 mg of tramadol was working, but gave me sleep apnea, is there maybe another pain med i could take at a lower dosage? something as effective as tramadol, but low enough not to cause sleep apnea?"
nurse: "when i mentioned pain meds to the doctor, he cringed. he really doesn't like prescribing them."
uh, what?! what kind of rls expert cringes at that? any decent rls expert should know the opiods/opiates are a valuable club in the bag. this sadly confirms my suspicion that my doctor is *not* an rls expert. and there goes my last hope of finding real relief. oh well. i shouldn't complain. at least i can get through the night.