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RLS and Opiate Winthdrawal
Anyone else had to deal with this? I feel like a need a weighed-suit to sleep in at night with the RLS and withdrawing from Fentanyl patches (had surgery 3 months ago, and now finishing the last process of getting off the medication).

What horrible sensations!! I ended up finding relief sleeping on my hard bedroom floor. I need to feel pressure on my body for it to settle down.

Any tips??
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Hi,
How are you? I'm sorry to hear about your present condition. While RLS can be managed effectively with prescription medications, withdrawal from your Fentanyl may be a different matter. It is important that you inform your attending physician about these for proper management. A referral to a specialist as well as trying complementary and alternative medicine like acupuncture and biofeedback therapy may also help. Take care and do keep us posted.
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I suffered severe RLS all my life.  The only thing that helps me sleep are Opiates.  A six year heroin addiction, was not supportable, but methadone helped, and then Suboxone.... Now taking a small dose of 2 mg a day and I sleep....Thank God!
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I have been taking Lortab 20mg 3 times a day for the last four years for pain. I stopped taking it cold turkey sixty days ago. The first week was awful. Things improved slowly after that. Now all I am dealing with is restless legs and sleeplessness. I have read and do think that the lack of opiates have caused the restless legs. Any one have any idea's on how to stop it ?
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