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have had what I have been told is RLS for about 3-4 years now. Have seen my GP and a neurologist about it. Symptoms are sharp foot pain off and on (sugar levels are always ok), the nearly complete inability to sit still for any length of time after 3:00 or so nearly any day. Currently taking 2.0 mgs of ropinirole and have taken in the past mirapex, klonopin, gabapentin, and most recently horizant with minimal results if any. The ropinirole does actually allow me to sleep fairly well. The neuro gave me a nerve conductivity test (no nerve damage) and I had a sleep study (severe sleep apnea is what I was told). That test was approximtely 2 years ago and while I hate it, I do use a machine. The neurologist feels the machine is what will eventually help the rls substantially and he blames my rls primarily on the apnea. I probably use the sleep machine 60-70% of the time and after taking a while to "get used to it", do pretty well with it now. The rls symptoms are no better. Does this sound like anyone else's experience? The last thing I want to do is complain, but going to a movie, reading a book, or watching TV without standing up to do would sure be nice.
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