I'm new to this forum so any advice would be great.
I have had restless leg since I was a teenager . I am now 41 and it's the worst it has ever been. Every night watching TV I feel it starting and have to keep moving my legs. Some nights it's worse than ever but I don't get a single night without it. By the time I get to bed I can't sleep and have my bare legs propped on a cold wall to try relieve them.
A few months ago I hurt my back and was on Solpadol and Diazepam for the pain which also to my delight relieved my restless leg at bedtime. When I no longer needed the pain meds for my back my restless returned.
I have tried supplements, had my bloods checked which were normal, bracelets and creams but no relief. My last resort was the doctor and I am now on a third medication Ropinirol. It has been upped from 0.25mg to 1.0mg. I am so tired on the 1.0mg and getting pain in my right leg. Is this just a coincidence or a side effect ? Will this tiredness go ? Why can't I use a small dose of codeine every night instead ? Thanks for reading this.