When I was 20 I underwent a dental procedure under anesthesia and was given 2 shots before putting me under. One of those shots made me want to get up from the table and move my legs, it was a desperate feeling in my groin all around the area around my lower stomach and my genitals, not my legs though but later sometimes my arms. The anesthesiologist said not to worry, I/m just anxious and it will go away once I wake up, but it didn't. My mother drpve me home from there and I made her stop the car in the middle of I-95 and I got out and started running, in an effort to make it go away. But it didn't, ever! I went to different doctors, specialists, psychiatrist at the request of the Mayo Clinic who thought it was all in my head! Nobody knew what I was talking about and no one believed me. One day I took a Percodan for pain and it was the first time in about a year that I found relief. I quickly found way to get more and more and I got addicted to the opiates. I couldn't get doctors to prescribe it to me because they all thought I was a drug seeker or hypochondriac or both, I frequented emergency rooms, called in fake prescriptions of vicodin and hycodan to get what I needed. Withdrawals with the RLS were intolerable. I ended up going to rehabs and eventually got arrested for the fake prescriptions. no one understood what I went through and I felt I was the onle one in the world who had this problem. I'm 18 years clean now after finding Catapres. I was given it for withdrawals from the opiates but it takes away my rls without opiates. Nothing else has worked for me.
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