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I have had RLS for many years and was told after an inpatient sleep study that I have an average of 17 evens per hour. I also have complex sleep apnoea that is successfully treated (apparently) using a BiPAP machine.
The medications I have been given for RLS by the hospital have, at best, not worked, and at worst proved very counterproductive. At the moment I am in the throes of a long. drawn out and very painful withdrawal from Clonazepam, which had no noticeable benefit. Neither did Pregabalin help. I was prescribed Pramipexole but as the Clonazepam withdrawal was so severe initially I stopped taking it without giving it a fair trial.
Other than perhaps trying the other meds that are options is there anything else anyone can suggest? RLs and benzo withdrawal together are real hell. Some days I wake up as tired as when I went to bed and I need early nights and an absolute minimum of nine hours' sleep (preferably 10-11 if possible) to stand any chance of having a decent day.
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