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Restless Leg Syndrome board

Hello all, this is my first time posting to this board, I have a history of RLS as well as depression. I have tried many different SSRIs but they all make my RLS symptoms much worse, as well as other side effects. I am now on Lexapro and would really like to give it a fair trial (4-6) weeks, but after only 2 days the RLS is driving me nuts. Are there any non-benzo meds that might work to relieve the RLS so I could stay on my AD long enough for it to work? I've had to stop taking Zoloft, Effexor and Luvox because of RLS being aggravated. My PCP is not too keen on benzos, so those are likely out of the question. He wouldn't give me Sonata either when I asked. I've tried Mirapex, it gave me insomnia and made me extremely irritable. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Andrea, if you do stay on the Lexapro, would your dr. consider another non-ben drug for RLS? I take Paxil, which does make the RLS horrible, and I alternate between Neurontin and Vicadin, but I went through quite a list of trial-and-error things first! Good Luck!!!