Hello all, I have RLS and tinnitus, and I’m wondering if anyone else shares these two diagnoses with me. I thought I had a great solution in Lyrica and felt great for about two weeks. I slept multiple days in a row for the first time in 20 years. But the Lyrica caused an increased pressure in my head and made the tinnitus louder. I did the research and found out that Lyrica is ototoxic and is causing tinnitus and hearing loss in some users. This makes it a no go for me.
I was up last night feeling quite depressed that I feel like I have to choose between my hearing or a single nights sleep. I’m in the states so getting a doctor to prescribe anything for me these days is quite difficult. Valium and opioids work for me, but unless I want to buy them on the street I’m not getting them.
Question for you all outside of the states. We are on an open ended working vacation in March, landing in Italy in April and moving on from there. Does anyone know anything about US ex-pats getting proper RLS treatment in foreign countries.