I started on Clonazepam many years ago for my RLS and it was wonderful. Finally I was getting a good nights sleep and not spending evenings pacing the floor. However over the years I've become resistant to it and now it takes about 3mg to have the same effect and sometimes even more. I took the time recently to finally find out more about it and I was quite shocked at what I read. Apparently it's highly addictive and can have terrible side effects if you ever do want to stop taking it. I also found out that it's lucky I don't drink and nobody had warned me about the horrors of mixing it with alcohol. (I'm not completely teetotal but I can't remember the last time I had a drink) I've tried almost everything else that's on offer for the RLS and nothing works for me. Should I just thank my lucky stars that something does work and stop whingeing or should I be concerned that I'm taking a heavy duty drug for something that isn't particularly life threatening but nevertheless would have a very bad effect on my quality of life. I also take gabapentin as I thought a combination of the two worked best but I don't think it really has that much effect. It's the clonazepam that really works.
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