I could use some advice (once again) from all you knowledgeable women. I see my doctor on Wednesday the 14th, so am sending this out now so that I will be more informed when I go in. I have read up on both Peripheral Artery Disease and on Restless Leg Syndrome, but I still have questions. I have what I call aches in my legs and especially in my ankles. They ache all the time,not just at night and they get worse when I exercise. During the day if I am busy, they are a dull ache all day long, at night when I rest, they drive me nuts with the aching. I don't get that creepy crawly described for RLS, I just get the aching that isn't relieved by Tylenol.
I had an ultrasound done at my cardio doc about 6 weeks ago while I was home recovering from my double surgery - it wasn't bothering me as much then as it is now that I am active again. That came back normal. So, 2 days ago, I went to my primary and talked with her at length. She said it sounds more like PAD but the ultrasound was normal. So, she said, why don't we try medicinie for RLS, low dose. It is only .5 and you should know in a few days if it helps or not. Well, I have taken it twice now and it makes me fall asleep so I am not up all night with the aching legs but I wake up in the morning and the ache is still there. So I don't know if the med for RLS is actually working. I am confused and just want to feel better. Any ideas? and thanking you in advance if you read this!!!