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I have suffered with this for a few years now but not every night so have just put up with it, just thrashing my legs around for hours until I was exhausted. Last night, however, was the worst ever! I have RA, severe hip pain, shoulder pain, headaches, painful hands etc. but this was worse than all of that put together! I was awake the whole night tossing, turning, thrashing about banging my legs, in extreme discomfort and pain. I ended up in tears and gulped down some oramorph which eventually helped and i think i was asleep for about an hour before my daughter came and woke me demanding I give her a lift to school! I just cried and ended up shouting at her as I am sick of her waking me up when she knows I dont sleep well anyway. She is 18 and has an umbrella for goodness sake so I put my foot down and said "no" for the first time! I am dreading going to bed tonight and have been grabbing bits of sleep throughout the day so probably won't get to sleep again. I just wonder whether anyone can suggest anything other than medication that works, or whether anyone knows what makes it worse? I dont want to take another medication if I can avoid it, I take too many as it is, so would be very grateful of any advice from people that have also suffered this.
Many thanks in advance x
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