My sleep problem for the last ten years has been that I can't go to sleep. I can be very tired or sleepy but just can't drop off. Have been treated for restless leg with dopamine agonists with some success. I am now on Horizant (I do suffer neuropathy in left foot) and hydrocodone 2.5 to 5 mg at night and it usually puts me to sleep.
I decided to try the Relaxis Pad. After first week, I can't tell that it does anything. Carl told me last night to only use it when I have symptoms of restless leg. Last night, I woke up after an hour of sleep with vague symptoms of restless leg and used the pad successfully.
I think that my restless leg situation is mild or moderate at most. The worst symptoms, of course, have been when I have been tapering off the dopamine agonists. The pad will only help if I have restless leg. I guess my questions concern my diagnosis and whether Relaxis pad will help.
Is it insomnia as well as restless leg? Would those dopamine agonists work on insomnia? When I was first put on pramipexole, it was magic, but as all of you know, it eventually stopped working so well. Doc made mistake of taking me off of it cold turkey which really made the restless leg unbearable, and now that I am off of the dopamine agonists, the symptoms have tapered down. Would Relaxis work if the major problem is insomnia?
Sorry, that I can't seem to make my questions concise. And, thanks for the help figuring out if I should send my expensive Relaxis pad back.