I have recently been diagnosed with RLS, my Dr won't give me any medication at the moment as I am on Venlafaxine and I also take Nortripilyn (sp). At the moment he has told me to stop taking the Nortripilyn as he thinks that may be causing it though I have been on both med for several years. He also said that they could reduce the effectiveness of any medication for Rls.
I have had jerking movements in my legs every now and again for years but I put it down to being over tired. Since September I have been having it more frequently and am now up every night. I really suffer during the day due to lack of sleep. Although I am married my hubby works away and is only home at weekends and he is a light sleeper so I come downstairs. Today was my 29th wedding anniversary, I got up at Lunch time and was so tired for the rest of the day so we never celebrated it. I feel bad that when he is home I tend to sleep lots or am over tired when I should be spending time with him. I have to force myself up in the mornings as I have 6 dogs so I need to get up to feed them and let them out and to let the dog walker in. I then spend the day being over tired and clumsy. I suffer with depression and Anxiety and have done for the last 7 years, rls is making my depression worse
Are any of you taking similar drugs to me and are taking a med successfully for your Rls or do you do something else to cope. Any help or advice on how to cope would be fabulous. Thank you.