My RLS started when my GP prescribed Citalopram last November. Every night is torture; I haven't had more than a couple hours sleep for nearly 3 months and get more and more desperate each night. It's 3:14 am and here I am, as I am every night, up and trying to find some relief.
I lie down and feel sleepy, but within a few minutes, the itching and twitching starts. It feels like the nerve endings in my skin become on high alert and have a party! Then waves of creeping feelings start going down my legs and then the muscles seem to go into spasm and the uncontrollable need to move my legs. It's beyond what I can bear tonight.
I've researched extensively over the last few weeks and have tried everything suggested. Tonic water, Valerian and Chamomile tea. Warm baths, ibuprofen, calcium and magnesium supplements etc, etc. I don't drink, don't smoke and have cut out my one cup of coffee a day.
I stopped taking the Citalopram 2 weeks ago as it was making my life a misery and turning me into a zombie, but the RLS seems to be getting worse not better.
Does anyone have any advice to offer please? I don't want to go on living like this.