I've just really had enough and just want to get this out..hope its ok. I've had this rls since I was about 8 years old. I'm now 54. I'm sure its stress related too wether good or bad stress. I used to get it every now and again but over the years its got worse and worse. I don't think I've had a proper full nights sleep now for about 2 years. Life hasn't been easy in general for quite a while now which I'm sure makes the rls worse and the lack of sleep just adds to the mix. I can't change much in my life at the moment so I can't see things improving much. I'm awake till all hours of the morning and usually give in about 6 am and take codeine which knocks me out for a couple of hours. Then I wake hungover and feel yuk for the day. I have a few cat naps during the day
After some internet study I've just bought some 5 htp which is supposed to help serotonin production and am trying to up my dopamine through diet. Hoping this might help my mood cos I feel totally burnt out. I'm also now taking magnesium calcium and zinc supplements. I've done this for 2 days and my tummy is really upset! Just can't win.
I'm feeling really low and miserable. It's all getting too much. But thanks for this site and I feel better for getting it all out.