Hi all just joined today to ask a question but here is some history first:
I have been suffering with RLS my entire life, (my parents have told me of taking me to the Dr about it as a child before I can remember and being told it was growing pains). I never sought treatment/help until my 30's as I thought it was a 'normal' and dysfunctional part of me as I knew no one else with it.
Well the internet allowed me to educate myself and since then I have spoken about it with my Gp who also suffers from a mild form of it. I tried Miripexin which initially worked great but as the dose had to be increased my thoughts becomes very disturbing so I had to stop. I also got rebound symptoms and now I feel the restlessness in my shoulders and arms too
Any way after an accident I ended up on Tramadol for the pain and low and behold it worked GREAT for the RLS. However as these things go it became less effective and I took myself off them cold turkey, (that was a rough few weeks). After speaking with my GP I commenced Gabapentin which worked great at pain but has done nothing for my RLS.
SO yesterday spoke AGAIN with my GP and he commenced me on Prozac! He said he has had moderate success with it but from everywhere I can read it is meant to exacerbate RLS.
Surely there is limited to no benefit from an SSRI for RLS?
Has anyone any ideas of drugs I could use?
Many thanks to all for your replies.