Hello! My name is Mel, i am new here! I am looking to find some support/advice from others who are suffering with RLS the same as i do.
Im fairly certain i have had RLS my whole life from a young child, I always put it down to a bad habit of constantly moving my legs. It was not until i got a bit older that i realised that i had this horrible, crawly sensation every time i stopped. I noticed this when i was pregnant.
I had a terrible period of depression a year or two ago and this was when my RLS really became unbearable, keeping me awake at night or waking me early - it really affected every aspect of my life. I find the only way of relieving the symptom is by rolling my ankle joint or moving my foot up and down to stretch the muscle.
I have been to my GP and had a blood test, all of which showed normal results so i was started on a course of Dopamine which did nothing for me and also Ropinirole.
During the summer months, i have noticed a major decrease in the urges and sensations. But now we are experiencing darker mornings and evenings, my symptoms seem to have peaked.
Has anyone else noticed their RLS is linked to the seasons or seasonal affective disorder?
If anyone has any advice or quirks that have worked for them, i am more than open to listening!