I'm new to forums so not sure how they work so please bear with me.
This is my last hope as I am so desperate. Last night was the 4th sleepless night due to RLS, iam at my wits end. Iam on Rotigotine patch 3mg and it doesn't seem to be doing anything anymore I have been on it for about 3 years, The trouble is iam a diabetic also , so am on meds for that as well as Aspirin and Matrifen pain patches (iam a wreck) no-one seems to be listening to me and its driving me insane. My Gp doesn't seem to understand and my neurologist has just said the patch im on is the strongest I can be on.....
I was diagnosed about 5 years ago as my Gp thought I had sleep apnea, but was diagnosed with RLS,after I had a sleep study test done, I have been on Roprinrole, which didn't help they changed it then to the lower dose Rotigotine patch.
So now my Gp has put me on Statins again because of cholestorol, and because i'm not sleeping blood pressure high , I can't seem to win.
I have tried many different things, massage , hot and cold baths ,showers , excercise even someone suggested a bar of soap in the bed, but I will try anything.
My quality of life at the moment can only drive short distances and cant be a passenger. Aaarrrgggghhhh
I have been reading the posts and will some of the suggestions.
Why oh Why don't Gps and Consultants listen to you instead of what they want to hear/understand.
I do hope this makes sense sorry for going on , I just need some help.
P.s The Rotigotine patches do not stick very well and I have to use Micropore as told to by a pharmacist.
Thank you again