Hi. I've just found this site and am loving reading the blogs and questions!
I've had RLS for years but until recently it was manageable and mainly in the evenings. Recently it has got worse and been affecting my sleep so I decided it was time to see my GP. He did a blood test to check iron and kidney function (I think!) which came bk ok. He has been very understanding. He prescribed Quinine Sulphate tabs (300mg) to take at bedtime and give 3 weeks to see if the help the RLS. After 3 days of taking the tabs I had ringing in my ears and felt exhausted and so after taking tabs for a week decided to stop taking them. My breathing also was weird and on the worst day I could hardly move and all I cd do was lie down! Not good!
Went bk to see GP who said it might be tabs but cd just be a virus so when I was feeling better wd I try the tabs again. This visit was at the start of 10 days AL from FT work. So this Wednesday night, the day before going back to work I took a tablet.
In the morning my breathing felt a bit odd but I decided that it was all in my mind and to carry on. I got as far as breakfast but then had to go to bed where I drifted in and out of the day. My breathing was still weird, my ears were ringing, and I literally cdnt move off the bed. I felt confused and my eyes were blurry at times.
Today is Sunday and I still feel very out of sorts. RLS was horrendous last night. One foot playing up at 12 and one at 2! All my muscles now ache when I use them so it is really uncomfortable!
Sorry for such a long, long first blog! Nice to download!
Has anyone else had this experience with quinine?
What shd I ask my GP for next?
All suggestions and comments welcomed please! Thank you! Bayz in the UK! Xx