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Mine has been all my life - far back as I can remember. Was always a bad sleeper. Have taken different blood pressure meds since I was in my late 20s, but nothing ever changed about my sleeping. The only med that ever made it worse, for me, was a precription anti-nausea med that is known for increasing RLS. Oh, and Requip & Mirapex - "augmentation", increased RLS after being on it for a while.

During my sleep study, I had movements throughout the night every 17 seconds whenever I was asleep; 50 wake-ups and 285 partial wake-ups, each following a leg movement. Fortunately, RLS before bed is mild. The problem during the night, when I'm awake and trying to sleep is hot, tingling feet, rather than typical RLS symptoms - fortnately not severe pain! Congrats for finding your great solution and thanks for the reply!
[QUOTE=james4020;2936665]Mine has been all my life - far back as I can remember. Was always a bad sleeper. Have taken different blood pressure meds since I was in my late 20s, but nothing ever changed about my sleeping. The only med that ever made it worse, for me, was a precription anti-nausea med that is known for increasing RLS. Oh, and Requip & Mirapex - "augmentation", increased RLS after being on it for a while.

I can't imagine living with this syndrome all of your life...it must be absolutely horrible! Has your doctor suggested iron therapy? In a VERY small study, they found that there was an iron deficiency in the brains of people with this syndrome and that iron supplements helped some (although it did nothing for me). Just a thought.

As far as bp meds and sleep, I experienced severe sleep problems with 4 out of the 5 I've been on. The 5th still interferes with my sleep but it is tolerable, thus far. I mention this for the sake of other readers.

And yes, I remember Mirapex augmentation...am so glad I do not have to deal with that...but I wish you didn't either!!!

Based on your study and your description of symptoms, your condition is severe. But out of curiosity, how did you go about getting a diagnosis? I ask because so many go undiagnosed despite seeing their physicians frequently. (I personally requested a sleep specialist as my gp overlooked my ongoing symptoms).

Bsheba

PS Sorry about my belated response.