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Re: restless leg syndrome

Re: restless leg syndrome

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Posted by Maureen on November 22, 2000 at 18:00:47:

In Reply to: restless leg syndrome posted by Ellen Costa on November 22, 2000 at 00:05:45:

: Help! I suffer so terribly from this that some nights I am still awake at 6 am. I constantly am sleep deprived which is ruining my work and personal life.It is even becoming bad when I have to drive, sit in a theater on a plane etc. Even sitting on the sofa to watch TV can be miserable. Some nights it is so bad I wish I could just dive off the balcony from the bedroom. It truly is ruining my life and health! I am a 46 year old woman who used to be very active but now because of job demands and a severly broken foot 6mos ago I am not active and have gained a lot of weight. I really need sleep. Can anyone suggest help? I have tried accupuncture (made it worse!) nutritional aids and things like Sleepinall(just make me bounce) the orthopedist who treated my broken foot suggested quinine(like the old product Qvell) didn't help either.

Ellen..All us RLS suffers can fully understand the state you are in...RSL is a nervous system disorder,So I would suggest you try some of the natural remedies which have been spoken about on this board and if that fails get your GP to refer you to a neurologist.I have had great success with a drug called Pergolide (Permax) which is a Parkinsons drug ,it has some side effects, but for me it is worth it to get a good nights sleep again.. Hang in there,there is help but you have to look in the right places. Good Luck Maureen (Mo)

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