yup sounds just like me!!!!!! and yup ditto on the having to sit in a chair!
My right leg knee and below keeps me from sleeping major especially in the last week or so. I find that I have to sit in a chair or on my couch and alternate between sitting with my legs down in a usual sitting position and sitting with my legs elevated usually on my coffee table. It's nutty!
I get out my heating pad and that helps but for me really there is no relif at least not a relif long enough for me to sleep.
I have also been tested for blood clots and nope I think personally it's the arthritis and I know this last week here in Canada it's been really bad wheather it's cold enough for snow (although it hasn't yet) and then it's damp and rainy so double trouble for the bones.
I hope you get some good sleep soon
SLE Lupus. Fibro, IBS, RA\
Matt's Brown Eyed Girl!
"I'm not broken, I'm antique; a little worn out but still beautiful if not more so because of it."