it has now got to the stage where it is unbearable and i know i need help. Last night i couldn't even sit down in the end and was pacing up and down the living room at 3 o'clock in the morning in tears. I am only 37, I was 20 years old when I first startyed to show symptoms, this would be during the day if I had an afternoon nap i would wake with an ache in my legs which could only be cured by getting up and moving around. I now find nearly everynight my legs won't let me sleep, the minute my body starts to relax into sleep they have to move, like there is something boiling in them. On the nights i manage to get to sleep i'm okay until about 6 to7 in the morning when i have to get up because they'll start again. I find I'm very tired the following day after I've had what i think is a good nights sleep of 8 to 10 hours, i feel as though i haven't had any. I also kick out quite badly when i'm starting to relax in the evening which means i cannot snuggle up with my partner or any of the children as i kick them. My symptoms were manageable until my last pregnancy 2 years ago, it would only happen if i let myself get over tired. During the pregnancy the symptoms were awful during the evenings, (I'd find myself standing leaning against the wall to watch telly, like i was waiting for a bus) but no so bad once i'd gone to bed. After my daughter was born 18 months ago the symptoms seemed to abate and i thought i'd be okay. aLL through the first year of her life i would fall alsleep the minute my head hit the pillow, i think this was the sleep deprivation of having a baby who woke up 2 or 3 times a night for feeds or just a cuddle. Now she sleeps through the night my symptoms have come back and worsened to the point where i dread the night times. It plays on my mind all day. I've tried hot baths, reading going to bed ver early or very late none of which seem to work if it's going to happen it just does. It's happening about 3 or 4 times a week at the moment. I don't really know what question i want to ask, I think i'm scared the doctor will just tell me to go away and stop being silly, what do i do if he/she does? I'm scared of the side effects of the medications but know i need help, to just talk to someone that understands.
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