Restless Leg

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Newbie here. I was on Citalopram for a few weeks but developed severe Restless leg syndrome which led to insomnia which temazapam never even dented. Have now been on Lofepramine for 2 weeks. Restless leg has gone and I've had 3 nights of sleep. Bliss. Still feel like crap though. Got docs today and not sure about going back to work. I think its better all round if I take the necessary time off to get better rather than do what I was doing, going to work for a couple of weeks then a few days off and so on. Anyone any thoughts on this.

PS-I love my work so not trying to avoid it. :wink:

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    Hi John

    I've been off work for 7 weeks . I asked my doctor last week if I can return. He said its not advisable at the moment and I need to rest more.

    I love my job and my work collegues are great. I'm going to the Dr on monday again to see if I can return to work.

    My sick cert runs out on 29.11.07 but I don't want to wait that long.

    Work has said I can work 9-1 and then increase this by 1 hour each following week, which seems to be a good idea. If I put that to the doctor he might let me return.

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    Thanks Mrs J. I've only been off 2 weeks this time but have had numerous days off over the last 3 months.

    I'm amazed at the amount of postings about this drug. It didnt work for me but reading some of the stories I got off lightly.

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    :wink: Hi there, I have had real problems with my legs anyway, but since being on citalopram, I feel like they may cripple below my hips. So I do Know what you ,mean. My doctor prescribed me diazepam and that has left me absolutely exhausted, numb in the head, but when I walk outside my legs do not feel like they are going to collapse before me, as they did before. Although I am so tired, that I just might.

    I have always had one leg less stronger than the other, and often I drag my foot on the left side , by accident. But for me, thats nothing in comparison with how out of control I was feeling before I got help. Speak to your doctor. Hope I have helped. ( I think a lot of it, is to do with anxiety-do you?)

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    Hi Katy. Yes I do think a lot of my problems are down to anxiety, which makes me depressed which then makes me more anxious and so on. If only I knew what I had to be anxious or depressed about apart from feeling like crap every day.

    Doc was wanting to sign me off for a month but I said to make it 2 weeks and then review it.

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    :wink: Hi ther John H, its Katy. I have had a really strange day. I did not take any pills today for fear that i am hooked on them. Anyway, I had good news, but I feel extremely emotional. I just want to cry all the time but cannot!

    I met my dad today, who is an extraordinary man, I have a lot of respect for my dad, he is so liberal and understanding. I feel like I could tell him absolutely anything; but I know that icant. When I was in real trouble as a student, being stalked for instance, he just did not want to know. I do not blame him. But I do know that he was possibly the only person in this world that could have helped!

    I have always been anxious and always felt like a bit of a freak! Though, maybe sometimes, we all feel insecure, and there is a lot of people out there that have been through a heck of a lot worse than me for instance. But I Know, In myself that things are not right, and that I need help . I like feeling happy. I like having the time to understand others who need help too, but right now, I am too exhausted. (This just is not me).

    I cannot pin point where it has all gone wrong , but fight it, because the reason you are in the place you are in , is because you know you need to feel better! Hopefully you will get there. And even if it is only 25% or 75% of the way, do not simply give up. I am not religious in any way, but I suppose, i do believe that things happen for a reason! Do not let it eat you. Fight the bug, not the people!

    Katy smile


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