Hi everyone, I would just like to introduce myself; ì am a 48 year old male, I started with restless leg syndrome in 2007 when I gradually came of diazepam. I thought it was just a side effect from coming off the tablets but over a year went by and still the systems got no better. I went to my gp and she gave me sleeping pills, this just made things even worse. I stopped talking the pills after a week and just carried on as before. I left it for around another six months before going back to my gp and explained in mote depth about my legs. This was the first time I heard about restless leg syndrome, she gave me codeine and said they are go food to relax the nerves in the legs.,I was very sceptical as I thought codeine was just a pain killer. I took the fittest dose around 6pm and couldn't believe the effects, I was so relaxed and my legs felt the same, this was the first time in nearly 2 years that I felt like this. I went straight to bed around 7pm and slept until the following morning. This was the case for the next 4 months or so but then the symptoms stated again, i went back to my gp and she upped the dosage and that worked great for the next 4 months or so then symptoms stated again. Went back to my gp and she couldn't up the dose anymore. I carried on for the next 5 months with the dose I was on and I was back to square one,the rls was a bad as ever. I went back to my gp and said I couldn't cope, she proscribed me ripinarole, used to relieve Parkinson's disease symptoms, which i have been on ever since. They do help but I still suffer really bad and it's getting worse.
I do apologise for rambling but it's good to be able to chat to people who understand.
Is there any other meds I could ask for?