I have suffered with RLS on and off since being a teenager, I am now in my 40s. During my first pregnancy, 4 years ago, the RLS became much worse and after having my baby, I was put on Ropinerol as the RLS only continued to worsen. I have been taking 2 mg nightly which has 90% of time been effective.
I have recently discovered that I am pregnant again and have been told I MUST stop taking the Ropinerol. My GP has been great and is trying to find an alternative because as it stands, there doesn't seem to be one.
Unfortunately, without the Ropinerol, I am unable to sleep at all and am now facing the prospect of little to no sleep for the duration of the pregnancy. To top it all, I have ME/CFS which means that my body doesn't recognise sleep as being refreshing and fulfilling at the best of times.
I am sitting here at 2:30 in the morning typing this because I can not sleep and I am petrified that there is nothing I can do.
I have tried all kinds of natural remedies and none work - I don't have pain with the RLS just the uncontrollable leg thrusts.
Please, please can anyone suggest anything that might help? I am really struggling.