Hi, I'm a newbie here. I am 56 in a few days, I've suffered from RLS since I was 24 and now it dominates my life completely. At first, when it wasn't too bad I drank and as it got worse I drank more and more, not understanding that I was making it worse. 15 years a go it got so bad that even after a whole bottle of Jack it woke me from a stupor, I was so angry I stabbed myself in my right leg 6 times with a nail file, it got very messy. My GP put me in therapy and alcohol counselling then started me on Ropinirole (Fail) then Zopiclone (Too many side effects) and finally Pramipexole which started to have some effect. About 5 years ago I found out by experimentation that 2 Zapain on top of a max dose of Pramipexole worked a treat. Well that couldn't last and for the last 2 years I have been overdosing more than double my prescribed amount of Pram plus 2 or 4 or 6 even 8 Zapain some nights as it is out of control now. I started on Gabapentin a week ago but it doesn't work unless I take at least 6 Pram and 2 Zap too. I'm trying Magnesium oil at the same time but now I just have greasy RLS as its useless. I no longer drink, I've lost jobs through lack of sleep, now my health suffers daily as I live in a funk with constant headaches and dizziness. I've had several meltdowns where I just cry all night in despair and desperation, I cannot face this anymore - It will kill me one way or another and I don't think I mind anymore. S.