I'm writing this as I have now been awake for 36 straight hours. I'm beside myself due to my RLS and PLM.
Last night after my partner had gone to bed I tried to sleep, but was unable too. The nasty sensation in my thighs, my shoulders and my feet had me walking on my treadmill for 3 hours, I cooked a chilli from scratch, I listened to 5 TED talks and some YouTube videos of RLS sufferers. I stood in the garden in the dark and rain for ages. I punch my legs, stamp my legs, just for a few seconds relief. But there is no relief. It's a lonely life being a "night walker".
I had run out of ropinerole and the chemist isn't open until tomorrow so I can't collect until then. Last night I took 120mg codeine, 1000mg paracetamol, 60mg tramadol, none of this helped. It's a living hell. I can't function without ropinerole. Sleep deprivation at its best.
My partner went out this morning to get me a TENS machine, I've just tried it and it made the sensations even worse.
What's worse is I have to go out to meet my partner's parents today, I'm shatterd, emotional and I am terrified I won't be able to sit at the restaurant table. I also have anxiety with knowing that this will carry on for at least another 24 hours until I can pick up my prescription. I also have work tomorrow. I work full time in a highly pressurised job, with lots of international travel. Another nightmare (travel).
I'm at the end of my tether. I would do a video, but my speech is slurred and I look awful!