Beginning of December 2014 diagnosed with RLS Prescribed Mirapexin (praximole 0.88mg)
Took the med 2-3 hours before bed time at 9 pm.
Meds 'switched' off at 4 in the morning. Wide awake so got up for the day.
Now take meds at 11 pm sleep soundly until between 8-9 am.
Have followed the useful tips on how to live with RLS.
Coffee and tea definitely a trigger. Now use caffeine free.
Don't smoke or drink alcohol.
Relatively fit and active and not overweight.
Watching TV after evening meal, curled up on the sofa, suffered with severe painful RLS. Rested legs on footstool, ie coffee table, no relief.
Took codeine, walked bare feet on cold kitchen floor. Relief at last.
My possible SOLUTION
Sit on the settee straight, feet on the floor.
Don't cross my legs when working at my desk.
I would welcome any other suggestion for my 'after dinner' RLS discomfort.
ps. I fractured my spine when I was teenager. No problems, but odd twinges if I am not sitting correctly. Physio gave me exercises to strengthen my back muscles. Could this have possibly been a contributory factor to RLS?