I am at the change-over time of my system of alternating kratom with neupro. I have been on the kratom phase for about 8 weeks.
I started a 1mg patch of neupro three days ago and reduced my kratom dose (didn't totally eliminate it straight away as didn't want to shock my system too much). Neupro has always been very effective for me but this time it didn't work at all. Had RLS nearly all night - not terribly severely - I managed to stay in bed - probably shouldn't have but it's so difficult to get up unless physically jerked out of bed - but sleep was very fragmented. Same for the next night so last night I put on 2mg patch (and left on the 1mg of the night before). STILL no sleep and horrible symptoms all night.
I am wondering if this is the effect of withdrawing from kratom (I haven't taken any for 2 days) or has my RLS just got worse or what? I have not made any major changes to my diet which remains very plain and restricted or to any other aspect of my life. Still taking oral iron regularly. I could barely function this morning and went back to bed. Have spent most of the day there feeling sorry for myself and enduring a horrible restlessness in my body and intermittently sleeping when it recedes slightly.
I know I should consider myself lucky because at least I can stay in bed. This time last year that would not have been possible but I feel like I am watching my life drift past in a misery of sleep deprivation and inability to function at any kind of normal level and I am too peevish to look very appreciatively at silver linings.