Hi! My first post here – I may know one or two here from another forum.
I had RLS start about 20 years ago, I'm 65. I started taking ropinirole 1mg about 5 years ago, I now take 4mg, recently often 6mg. Gabapentin did not work for me.
I'm wondering if any here have read about RLS and the brain's default mode network. Some scientific papers on the possible relation started to appear last year, it seems.
How many of you find that RLS symptoms are lower or less likely to occur when you're sitting doing an absorbing task? Can you almost make RLS symptoms appear by having introspective or retrospective thoughts or fantasizing or daydreaming? Have you ever got into daydream type thoughts, started to nod off into an ever more dreamlike state (the sort of opposite of the waking dream situation, I suppose), only to be suddenly woken by RLS symptoms which disappear again when you start thinking about more positive down-to-earth matters?