I was up all night, fighting Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. No, not just Restless Leg Syndrome and not just Fibromyalgia. Both of them, at once, decided to keep me awake and in pain. Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia should form a wrestling tag team. They would be unstoppable.
My poor husband also suffers from my Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. He didn't get much sleep either. With me tossing and turning and constantly kicking, he probably would have been better off on the couch. I tried the couch, but my arthritis can make the most comfy of couch feel like a bed of nails. He tried to be nice about it, but I could tell that around four this morning he'd had enough. Off to the kitchen for a much-too-early first cup of coffee in the morning. He tells me all the time "I feel like I have Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia too." I wouldn't go quite that far, but I understand how he "suffers" from both Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
The Restless Leg Syndrome I have isn't the "typical" Restless Leg Syndrome. Like almost everyone else who has it, I have the giant leg kicks for no reason. On top of that, I have little twitches up and down both legs. It is like an eye twitch, only there are thousands of them in both of my legs. They don't stop. I also feel hot needles travel through my thigh and calf muscles - like evil snakes whose only venom is pain. With Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia combined, I'm not sure what I should do.
I have tried all sorts of medications to control it. I've been in a hot bath at three in the morning trying to get my legs to relax. My husband has tried massaging them, but the Fibromyalgia won't let him touch me. Changed my diet. Changed my bedtime. Changed my "get up" time. I have yet to find anything that will help. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions of what I can try to better deal with Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia? I'll try almost anything legal to feel better and sleep better. Then again, I hope no one reading this has a clue about it. I wouldn't wish Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia on anyone.
With Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia "attacking" me at once like it did last night, I woke up feeling like I had ran a couple of marathons and got beat up. My legs are sore and tired from all their activity. The Fibromyalgia pain is typical, but only worse. Imagine being tired and in pain, with no idea how to rest or stop the pain. That is where I am at now. I feel like I am walking around on noodles. Just another day in the life of someone with Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Don't get me wrong. I understand there are far worse things than having Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I am thankful I have legs that can be restless and I am not paralyzed and unable to feel anything. I try to be thankful. On those mornings were Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia have "tag teamed" me, it is more difficult than it should be.
Ahh, just another day in my life. I make it through with God's help. I can't wait until something changes and I am able to have the medications I need to not to suffer so much with Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I've always heard "this, too, shall pass." I'm a believer in positive thinking. It is just hard to think the way you should when Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia has kept you up all night.