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I came upon this website this morning seeking out ways to subside this hell I am in so I can go to sleep. I have been up for 2 days going on 3 now. I've been taking generic Requip for about a year and it has helped so much. Well, I lost my Cobra coverage. I went to get my medicene filled the other day thinking well it will be more but it's generic so...Well slap me in the face she said $190.00. I wanted to say are you f'ing kidding me, but I politely said just put it back there's no way. So I guess going through withdrawal has made it worse. Ok what I'm getting to is this. I started having severe panic attacks when a few years ago. I fought it for a long time and finally let my dr precribe Paxil. Well the panic attacks stopped and this started. Mind you I just put this all together after reading someone else's post about Zoloft. I take Zoloft now because the RLS got so bad I thought the Paxil was making in worse. I had it when I didn't know there was a name for it. Mine is in the bottom of my foot. I realized today this crap started when I started taking the anti-anxiety drugs. I have decided to wean myself off of Zoloft to see if it has any affect since I've had to go cold turkey off requip. I have tried SO many of the things people have said worked for them. A new one I found today was the lady talking about an electric blanket. Hot water has always helped for me so, it's ok to laugh, I have duck taped a heating pad around my foot and it's working. I am so ecstatic I had to write this in hopes that it will help someone else.Luckily 9 times out of 10 it is either one foot or the other so this is a better option for me than burning myself alive under an electric blanket. I am hot natured and this heating pad is annoying but this is the first relief I've had in days. This is a disease I would not wish on my worst enemy. No one knows what it's like unless you have it. I am so miserable. Well I have been, I'm feeling so good now I might actually try to go to sleep again. I may not wake back up for a few days, seriously I have been without sleep that long, even with 10 mgs of Ambien a night. Those of you with RLS know, sleeping pills shmeeping pill, if you are restless you are not sleeping no matter what. I am posting my email in case someone wants to talk. I wish I had someone to whine to that KNOWS...auntie-m @ triad. rr. com

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Ly-Anne in Ontario

Hey, I totally feel your pain. I was put on Effexor (an anti depressant) back in 2006 (when I was 25) and the restless legs (which I think i've had traces of since I was a kid) got a million times worse. I've been struggling with it ever since and have been put on the anti-parkinsons medication Levocarb. I hate taking it though as it has other side effects which aren't all that desirable. At one point, a friend of mine suggested Lyrica which is used to treat neuropathic pain in diabetics. The combination worked quite well but I didn't like being on so much and when I went to get the Lyrica refilled from another doctor (as my family physician retired, she hesitated to replenish it). So like you, i've been trying to wean myself off the anti depressant (and the other two for that matter) Anyways, the RLS is definitely still prevalent, and the withdrawal from everything suuuucks. I just wanted you to know that I feel your pain and you can whine/vent to me anytime. Try getting yourself some legwarmers, my pain varies but is usually behind my knees and the front of my legs. The warmers help constrict and distract from the gross feeling. My email is if you ever need to vent, hit me up!



It's so strange that you'd mention Paxil. I started taking Paxil about a yr ago and one of the symtoms it cured was my RLS! Now it's back full force, all day and all night...I am in Hell!


I feel for all of you! I am also on the 'Requip' the generic for Mirapex. And you're right, it's NOT cheap! The generic is actually the same price as the name brand! I'm glad to hear you're finding releif with the things you are doing!

I'm surprised that the Ambien didnt work for you, because it has a bit of a Valium like quality that relaxes muscles. But it doesn't work for everyone.

There's a reason that they used Sleep Deprivation as a means of torture during war time! It works! I dont wish anyone with this problem!


you systems are more than just your leg problem. most people do not know that gluten is a real problem for 1 in 133 people. try going gluten free for a few weeks and see how much better you feel in more ways than you will believe.


I agree with the glutin. Sugar in any form gives me Rls and also pain in all joints. Hang in there folks. Heavens coming!


i have been taking marapex for 2 yr now and it has stopped working so i read something about calcium pills so i went to wal-mart and got the bone health calcium pills 600 mg. i take one in the morning and one right before i go to bed i have been doing this for almost a month now and i have not had one problem and the calcium helps you get to sleep faster so that's a plus


Please do whine! Some nites I am close to tears with frustration both with the misery and knowing how wretched the next day will be. I'm 64 and have struggled with this 52 years, and getting worse! At least it now has a name - my husband just mocked me and teased me in front of others. Arrogant - hope he gets it some day.
I love the duct tape suggestion, I have struggled keeping the heating pad wrapped around my thigh - thanks. I will now systematically try ever remedy suggested in this long blog - except perscription stuff. Guess I'm not yet miserable enough for the side effects.

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