Peripheral neuropathy, RLS and PLMD
My husband says "which came first, the chicken or the egg" – and I wonder, what did I have first? Neuropathy or RLS or PLMD? It almost seems they are totally connected. Even as a child, when I came home from school my grandmother would rub my legs because they hurt so badly. Back then, it was called "growing pains". Now I am 80, prediabetic, and my dr calls it "diabetic neuropathy". The worst of it seems to be only on one side, and last year while I was in the hospital I also got shingles on that same leg! Now, perhaps I can add post herpetic neuralgia to the list of symptoms. But worst is dealing with the RLS every. time. I. try. to. relax. in. the. evening! I take Gabapentin, Requip, Tramadol, Ibuprofen, Hyland's Restful Legs. Last night the RLS or PLMD started not until I went to bed, and finally after dealing with it for 3 hours I tried the little stem unit I got at Target. Voila!!! Sleep at last!!! It's a bit bulky to wear to bed, but HEY! I wasn't even aware of it again til I awoke this morning!!! Just one more thing for RLS sufferers to try?