Can anyone please help...
I'm really suffering from RLS at mo, in my legs and arms. I have a few factors which I think contribute to it but not sure there's much I can do about them. I'm looking for help, tips, things that I can try that others have said really help.
1) I'm on 20mg fluoxetine and I know as an SSRI it's a bad one for RLS. Trouble is the docs don't know much about RLS and their alternatives to this - still bad ones that interfere. What do people suggest?
2) Been diagnosed with low iron anemia and waiting for an endoscopy as I'm getting symptoms of IBS. I was trying iron supplements but doc said to lay off, due to endoscopy appt. I can't understand why he said that? I read there is link with low iron to RLS. ?
3) I'm getting it in arms and legs. It's unbearable. I have to get up 6 every day. I am so drained and feel like I'll collapse but I keep going in. How do people who work and have to be up early cope? Any tips?
4) I have just had an IUD removed. Doc said this could have contributed to the low iron due to heavy periods and the loss of blood. Had this for about 8/9 years. It's out now as finally I feel it's time and wasn't helping with the anemia and probably contributed to it. Am I right in thinking this and will this help with RLS ?
I'm at my wits end. Every time I want to sleep to catch up or feel bit better...I get the symptoms. Always when I nap or when it's like midnight or 1am - whenever I am ready to sleep (tried earlier and still happens!)
Any help would be grateful. My health is really suffering.