I am a new boy to blogs,never done it before,but I would appreciate some contact here. In short,I am 80,up to now very active,had polio as a boy very mildly (so mildly I was not diagnosed at all until some long time after when my right leg was found to have stopped growing ). My life has been more active and strenuous than I would imagine than most men without a thought about it until a few years ago.
It was at that point I began to realise that the polio had returned ,as it does in something like 25% of all sufferers,with inexplicable tiredness,bordering on exhaustion,muscular pain and other signs.
At about the same time I began to really suffer from RLS,having experienced it in a very mild form for years. Interestingly,I remember my father (died 1966 aged 72) also suffered from what he smilingly called "the fidgets" for years,which must have been RLS.
My own experience of RLS is not, I am sure, unusual. It occurs usually late in the day if I sit still for long and when I go to bed and is only a mild twitch. My wife tells me that I often twitch when I am asleep,sometimes extremely violently,and that is borne out by my waking up tired.This in spite of the fact that I had no idea I was twitching.
I have invested last week in a pair of copper bracelets which have had limited success.
Anybody got any words of wisdom?