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I have pretty severe RLS but ropinerole is working well and so I sleep fairly well. However, I am suffering low level anxiety - which peaks to a bleakness in the early evening so that I go to bed at 6.30 most nights. Not helped by nauseous feeling from ropinerole. I also have bouts of fairly debilitating depression. It's hard to tell whether the mood issues are symptoms of the RLS, side effects of the ropinerole or they could be hormonal changes from being 54!
I am so grateful for being able to sleep at least as much as I do (I am often up by 3am) but I am so weary of finding everything such a challenge - because of the anxiety/depression. I've had tons of counselling, am hopeless at mindfulness. I do some P/T work from home but can't imagine a "real" job - can't face those early hours full of dread for the day if it has more than the usual challenges. It's bad enough already. But without the stimulation of working with others I'm sure the depression is worse that it would be. (I'm not a recluse - have good friends.) GPs don't seem to know much about RLS. Was prescribed SSRIs which made the RLS worse.
Just wondering how much the mental health side of things is experienced / managed by anyone else out there.
And whether anyone else on Ropinerole has early evening issues as I do? Thank you!
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