I know there is another post in here somewhere about this. The opiates I take for my refractory RLS are magic but they really keep me awake. I slept for an hour and a half tonight and I can’t function on that. I have clonazepam (up to 4 mgs) for sleeping but that doesn’t work all the time
It took me forever to fall asleep tonight and then my RLS broke through about an hour ago and woke me up. Been walking around eating peanut butter sandwiches.
I think I have generally got the leg thing licked at least 75-80 % of the time. The hydrocodone works super well unless I wake up after it’s worn off, like tonight. It just makes me alert and chatty instead of knocking me out
I am trying to find a way to let the hydrocodone do its thing with my legs early and have the Chatty Cathy wide awake stage pass before I take my clonazepam to go to sleep. Didn’t work. All that happened was that the hydrocodone wore off and my legs woke me up. I am trying another mg of clonazepam and hoping that that, the walking and stretching (I did some yoga) and the peanut butter let me go back to sleep.
I don’t mind lying awake at night feeling relaxed and vaguely sleepy, but I have a ton of writing work to do in tomorrow morning and I am no good when I am half brain dead.
Thanks for letting me vent. The cat listened for about two seconds and curled up and fell asleep. Show off!