Hi, I'm new here. My dad's the one with RLS, which is very severe. Affects him from about 10am onwards, and lately into his body and arms too. I'm just wondering if anyone has ever been in his current predicament and can offer any advice. He's in his late 70s and also has Parkinson's and is currently in hospital with pneumonia. The infection has taken its toll and he's lost all mobility. So he's stuck in a hospital bed with bars at the side, with the urgent need to get up and walk around at night that I know you all appreciate, and is unable to do so because he currently can't walk. His only respite is if he can get two nurses to support him so he can stand upright for a few minutes. This is not easy in the middle of the night on a busy hospital ward. As you can imagine, he's finding it completely unbearable and is very distressed. On top of that, he doesn't sleep AT ALL. Normally at home he just shuffles around the house every night until around 6am then collapses into a fitful sleep for an hour or two. Up until he was admitted into hospital a week or so ago, he was only on Sinemet. He's now been given rivastigmine for confusion, iron pills and an IV iron infusion for anaemia (only discovered a week ago) and melatonin, (which doesn't seem to be helping yet in the sleep department). Any ideas for what we might try next? He can't take dopamine agonists. He's been on clonazepam in the past but it caused bad confusion and hallucinations. I was thinking of a low dose anti-depressant that might have a mild sedative effect, but I know so many can trigger RLS. Are there any that don't? Many thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!