I've described my perilous journey through the medical world seeking a fix for my 36 year long ever-worstening rls, and how I had an appointment-fail with a neurologist who admitted she knew nothing about rls and acted as though she knew everything. Subsequent to this I saw a lovely GP, the only one at my large practice who understands rls. Sure enough, she resisted Tramadol, which I wanted, but prescribed Pramipexole at the lowest dose, 0.18mg. I gave it a go, thinking I'd get Tramadol from a private doc. But no need - the Prami worked!. I can't believe it. For one whole week I haven't had convulsive, needle-sharp night-long torture routines. But sleep. I'm not celebrating because I don't want to annoy the Fates and the Furies. I'm coming in under the radar. But thank you, thank you, thank you to the people on this site who advised me. And to HealthUnlocked. Before I signed up, I believed the 2 ruinously stupid doctors at my Practice who said there'd be no relevant treatment for another 5 -10 years. Not anymore. I know who my friends are.
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