Just wondering does anyone else experience this.
It happened first and most dramatically when I was withdrawing from pramipexole last summer. After about a month of virtually no sleep at night my body seemed to just shut down. All urge-to-move symptoms stopped and I just slept for nearly four days. It sounds like it should have been bliss but actually it was quite frightening at the time as I couldn't wake up at all.
Since then it has happened maybe three or four more times - though not for as long as the first time. Without warning RLS symptoms will diminish dramatically and I find it almost impossible to get out of bed. I will then sleep for between 30 and 40 hours with short periods of waking up. I am never awake for more than an hour or two. I am absolutely shattered the whole time. Then the legs start up again and I am back to my version of normal.
I am typically an active person. I don't like staying in bed. Prior to coming off pramipexole I never went for a rest in the daytime and tended to get up at around 7.30 am every day - even at weekends. It is very disconcerting and I am worried about the implications as I am hoping to start working in October.