I have had RLS for as long as I can remember. I am 40 now and you would think I would have made some progress toward relief but honestly, I can say it seems to be getting worse if anything.
I've been on a dose of Mirapex AND the generic version since 2009 and it did work to manage the symptoms for a good bit and then I had to up the dosage gradually through time. Now I sit at a dose of .5mgs at 8:00 pm and then at 10:00 pm. and I am obviously going through augmentation. The medication is less effective. I have RLS during the day in legs and arms/hands. My concentration is poop during these times. I have a terrible time sleeping and then I am exhausted during the day. Falling asleep at my computer. Wanting to dose while driving. And then I can sit at night to either finish up work or just relax with my wife. As I type this, i am ready to crawl out of my skin from RLS.
Ive tried more exercise, less caffeine, less alcohol, Requip rather than Mirapex, Epsom Salt bath. and it is still there always.
I have things i want to accomplish in my life and at every point, I feel like RLS has a hand in keeping me from these things. I am not sure why I am writing this other than to just get it off my chest. On other people with RLS know just how horrible this is. Even when you try to explain it to anyone (even your significant other) or they see what the struggle is like, they just cant understand how obnoxious the feeling is.
The RLS struggle is real and I'm tired of it! AGGGGGGH!