After reading reports 2 years ago about long term effects of rls medication I decided to do without. However, I worried about keeping still at night after hip replacement so have elected to go on medication for a few weeks and my pre - op assessment nurse has said lying on my back and keeping still in bed is pretty important. An additional concern has been finding suitable donning and doffing equipment for the essential post op compressiin stockings required for about 6 weeks. I live in a rural area and there's no-one at home to help. Have surfed for days and finally ordered some. Fingers crossed it works. Taking the compression stockings off seems to be the hard bit. Wish I'd asked around earlier. Am sure others will have had similar challenges. I've got to have 2 knees and the other hip done so investing in good mobility aids is worthwhile. I'll report back if they work.