I'm new to the site but not to the pain in the backside that RLS is! I've had it since my early 20's and has not caused too much trouble up until about a year ago and significantly worse since April this year. I can probably count on 2 hands the number of complete nights of sleep I've had in this time span and it's beginning to have an impact. I'm beginning to get tired in the day and I will drop off after work if given half the chance, which is unheard of for me.
I'm usually affected down one side of the body, both arm and leg or just arm or leg. I have a general sense of restlessness that sees me rolling over and over! I generally get up and walk around and hope to get to sleep but this outcome has become less frequent. I'm now finding the walk Reprieve does not last and then I'm up again later and my sleep is poor and shallow. I'm now at a point where I'm getting angry that I can't sleep and almost dread going to bed.
Doc tested for all the obvious stuff - I'm a little anemic but they won't give me iron tablets (not bad enough). So currently it's after 2 in the morning, I've had little sleep since 10 pm and I've a full time job to go to in the morning! Somethings going to give at some point I fear!!
Not keen on take medicine but I'm getting a bit desperate, l used to sleep so well....
Any non Meds tips I may not have tried? I've tried quite a few!