Everytime I have a new med prescribed, I always, ALWAYS ask the Dr the same question, 'Will it affect by legs'? And I asked him twice.
Both times he answered 'no my dear you will be fine'.
FINE MY ARSE
This was Thurs and after taking said med, which apparently is supposed to aid sleep, I had 6 hours of full blown, all over body, RLS in savagery.
After 3 hours of torture I was so desperate I took extra Sifrol (which I'm terrified of doing .... augmentation). And after another 3 hours of emulating Michael J Fox on steroids, I up-ended a bottle of sleepers. Don't know how many I took but I was desperate. Eventually I fell asleep or probably more accurately, I passed out.
and woke at 3 pm.
I managed to stay awake all day altho extremely dopey.
I had an early night turned in at 8pm. I slept straight thro until just now .... 4pm. I feel so awake and alert .... I guess that's how normal people feel when they wake up, but I doubt it takes them 19 hours to do so!!
With all things considered, it's actually my bad. It's my responsibility to ensure that any new medication will not have any detrimental effect on my RLS.
FYI .... the name of the menacing new drug is MIRTAZON.
So now that can be added to Prozac and Zoloft and Valium antidepressants I can't take. Why he insisted on taking me off Lexam has me beat.
Can you guys give me some suggestions please about your antidepressants that you have successfully used without effecting your RLS.
There is something that I have neglected to tell you .... yesterday I took the TV out of the bedroom. Even tho it's never on when I'm (trying to), sleep, still it's there but last night it was gone. Maybe that had something to do with it.
I'm pretty sure that absolute sheer body and brain exhaustion had a lot more to do with it.
Have almost finished my packing and am moving in 2 weeks. (To a city that has just been flooded, not to worry ... I can swim)😃