I have RLS with my fibro as well. My Dr put me on ropinirole to be taken before bed to help. Which it seems to help with the twitching and/or kicking at night but I still can't sleep cause of pain and other issues.
I have the Fibro, RLS, and a disordered sleep pattern, I sleep for one hour and then for whatever reason I get up, I have little to no memory of these events. I am still trying to pin down exactly what this RLS is I am moving my legs ALL the time day or night, walking of course, but while sitting down I am always jiggly, moving my feet or my toes! Is this RLS or not????
RLS is *supposedly* something that happens mostly at night... But whenever I am completely relaxed I start having tremors all over - arms, legs, neck... heck, even my waste! If I am standing or lying down I will start bending at the waste for no reason and I can't control it. Like I said, this only happens if my body gets relaxed.... which means I can never be totally relaxed because I am either staying tense so I won't experience this, or I do relax my muscles and they start going wild - meaning I am no longer relaxed. This is especially annoying when I am trying to sleep.
I feel your pain there Casey! And I wish I knew what it was and how to stop it!!!
I also have RLS with fibro. The Dr that diagnosed it put me on ropinirole taken at night. He told me it supposedly effects people more at night, but I have been asked by other Drs if I feel like I have to move my legs/feet all the time. So by the questions I believe it has to do with jittery legs in general but they try to treat more for night time to help you sleep. Hope that helped a little.
Casey Ann 1961 Sometimes chronic pain can seem to be so overwhelming . Try to find some kind of Hobbie that you can do, I know myself that I used to do needlework but I can't anymore because my fingers have osteoarthritis in the joints. I have found some gloves at Bed Bath and Beyond that are supposed to help with that. I intend to get me a pair and find out will let everyone know if they work. Only $9.99, I also read a lot on my Kindle app on my tablet.,