I have been living with restless legs since the age of 14. It began after having flu. Over the years it was mild only happening about four or five times a year - not pleasant, but livable with. Five years ago it got much worse and now I have it all the time, in both my legs and arms. I take pramipexole and have rotigotine patches which I alternate. If I don't get the dosage right on any one day then I pay the price! I am writing this at 1am! I have tried every alternative medicine and home remedy to no avail: no caffine; alcohol only at lunch; vitamine B; iron; magnessium spray; epsom salts baths; lavendor oil; alternate hot and cold water; legs elevated; flight stockings; warm socks; exercise - nothing works. I was taking antidepressants and HRT. I stopped taking both in the hope that it would help. I get very little sleep and therefore feel tired and depressed most of the time. It would be lovely just to have a normal life again. Is there anything else that I can try?
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