For the past year or so I have found it almost impossible to get sleep at night no matter what I do. I get in bed usually quite tired and right away it starts. First a tightness and tingling in my legs that makes me want to stretch them; then everywhere in my body; my arms, my shoulders, my back, it's almost like there is something forcing me to move all my muscles and and it continuous. I've not been to a doc for this because it's so hard to describe. I don't even know what kind of doc to see. All I know is I feel like I'm coming out of my skin with this and most nights don't get to sleep until 4 or 5 or not at all in the morning. I'm exhausted and today for the first time in a long time i found myself napping in my lounge chair. It was heavenly. I definitely need help. I've heard of restless syndrome but I've never heard of restless body syndrome. What causes it? How do I get some relief? I take lorazapam to help me sleep and also trazedone and even that combination isn't helping much. I need sleep just like most other people; but I don't know how to go about getting it anymore. I used to be a great sleeper. What has happened to me. by the way I am a 72 year old married woman.
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