Seriously wanting to cut my leg off! Argh. Ok my story seeing as I cant sleep and found this forum.
In my teens i sporatically suffered with RLS on and off a couple of days here and there and thought nothing of it. But when I got to the age of 26, it came back amd to this day never went away. I guess at the time, I was under incredible stress - but thats another story...
Anyway, im now 36 and have been taking ropinerole for the past 10 years. I started on 0.5mg (I think) but was upped to 1mg after about a month. I stayed on 1mg for approx 3 years of which i then requested it upped to 2mg. Again after about 3 years, the relief was deminishing and so got it upped to 3mg of which im on at the moment.
However I am now at that 'augmentation' stage again of where its not having the same relief effect. Im contemplating requesting the docs up it to 4mg. My worry is what then? What happens in time when i really need it upped again? Will the docs keep doing so, even after the 'recommended' maximum dosage - even though ive read that studdies have found 6mg and 8mg to be fine.
So now im typing this on my tablet standing up and getting no sleep.
I guess i could cut my head off instead seeing as its a neurological issue
As my title says 'Im going NUTS' because my RLS is not just uncomfortable, but bloody painful too.
Anyway thanks for reading my rant
Edit: For me RLS is even more worse with increased physical activity (i.e. exercise) during the day. Has anyone noticed this or can confirm?