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Hi, my name is Restlessbob! I have restless leg syndrome

Restlessbob
Restlessbob Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited November 9 in Start here and say hello!
Hello everyone I hope to be an active member
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  • Restlessbob
    Restlessbob Member Posts: 3 Listener
    My restless leg syndrome started before I was 50, over 25 years ago. I have been on many different medications and have become quite knowledgeable on the topic, right this minute I am jiggling about as on a scale of 1 to 10 they are about 7, I would not be able to sit still or write anything by hand. I have frequent bouts of level 10 this year and when that is going on I get no sleep, and I mean no sleep at all, after 3 nights of that I am exhausted and sleep comes. 
  • Barukh
    Barukh Member Posts: 59 Connected
    edited November 8
    Hi and welcome to the Forum. Nice to meet you.
    I am also on the Autism Spectrum and sorry you have restless legs.
    Hope you find new friends and support on here. It is a good and lively Forum.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,416

    Scope community team

    hello @Restlessbob

    Welcome to the community, it's nice to see you join us and I'm sure you'll find the community to be a positive outlet. 

    Thank you for telling us a bit about how your condition impacts you. 

    Feel free to have a look around the community and get involved wherever you'd like. If you have any questions then don't hesitate to ask.
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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,347 Pioneering
    Hi @Restlessbob I hope you enjoy being part of the Community. If you have any questions please ask. Please join in  when you are ready. No pressure.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,025 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Restlessbob - welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. Your restless leg syndrome does sound exhausting, & I'm sure you will have become very knowledgeable about it after having it so long, but it's good that you are. I look forward to you becoming active in the community. For a chat, you might just like our virtual 'Coffee lounge' too. :)
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,821 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community from me too 

    I had a very mild bout of this so understand your lack of sleep 

    I did have a drastic remedy I wouldn't recommend but it totally went away after having a below knee amputation e
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Restlessbob
    Restlessbob Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hello and was interesting that you chose amputation below the knee, I am booked in for amputation above the knees, my legs are donated to science.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,821 Disability Gamechanger
    It wasn't a choice and not a result of restless legs I had infection which caused sepsis 4 times and the bones got infected so had to have the limb amputated 

    But the restless leg disappeared in the remaining leg 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,821 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear you are going through this happy to discuss anything around amputation 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 

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