When I was in-center, I never once had Restless Legs. In fact, I had never even heard of the term.
I have read several accounts from posters on this board about how switching to daily hemo actually relieved their RLS they had when they were in-center. But, oddly, ever since I switched to short dialy, I have developed RLS and it seems to be getting worse. I’ve tried the new drug that recently came out (unfortunately I can’t remember the name), tried other solutions found on the web (stretching, some exercising before bed, different sleeping pills, massaging) but NOTHING seems to work and I am getting extremely frustrated.
I can’t remember the last time I had a normal night’s rest. Either I can’t go to sleep at all so I wind up staying up far longer than I prefer. Or, I fall asleep just fine only to wake up a few hours later - then having to just stay up for the rest of the night because of my RLS (like tonight).
I know that RLS is a complaint that many dialysis patients have. I just really surprised me that I started getting it after I switched to short daily.
Does anyone have suggestions on how to treat my RLS? Hopefully some things that have actually worked for them? Things I might not have tried?
I’ve searched the web and found several products that claim to be “the miracle cure for RLS”, but any product advertisement promising to be “the miracle cure” for anything always make me wary.
I am really hoping that all the extremely helpful and informative people on this board will be able to help me out. I really, really want to go to bed at a normal time and wake up late the next morning if I want to.
Just like the old days!