hi everybody, i have been on this site for two weeks now and i am amazed at the problems you all have with rls. i have had rls for about 50years now but only been having medication [pramipexole] for about 8 years. started with one tablet and worked my way up to 3. does not stop the rls but it helps with the sleeping at nights. many years ago i read that every person with rls find their own method of combating the problem, from reading all your posts it seams to be correct.
i do not have rls if i am ill with flu ect. or when in hospital after an operation. i cannot remember having any problems when sleeping in the cab of my truck.
my worst night was a 7 hour night flight back from canada. i had dosed myself up with pain killers before the flight but as soon as the aircraft door was closed my legs fired up. i walked up and down the aircraft all night. was i the first off..........when we landed.
there are a lot of my friends who have rls to different degrees and who take no medication. doctors do not understand the problem. i was lucky to find one who did.