I am now 64 and have had problems with rls since i was a young mother. At my "last physical at the VA i told them that my legs hurt so bad that I hadn't been able to sleep. I took hot showers, rubbed my legs with blue ice, bengay, the usual, which only helped for about an hour or so, ended up taking long walks at night and that im always exhausted. I was prescribed 1 mg Ropinerol and can't belueve how much better my overall health is. It starts working within 15 to 20 minutes and I now sleep all night without discomfort. would recommend contacting your MD and asking about Ropinerol.