Hi. This condition and site has been suggested/ recommended to me by someone who also uses the NRAS site as I do.
I've been searching for answers to having peripheral neuropathy/ pins and needles/ extreme tingling in my hands arms, legs and feet on and off for a year. For the past five weeks it has raged all day and even more so at night. My calves feel, cold wet and slightly numb all the time. I am not sleeping at all well. I have always been an insomniac but presently I wake all through the night because of this neuropathy and because of the need to move around to try and get comfortable.
As described when googling RLS I find it worsens when I relax in the evenings and is pretty awful at night too. My limbs feel leaden as if they can't move but at the same time I feel I have to move them to keep them functioning. I have now been taken off my disease modifying antirheumatic drug because my GPs both felt that this must be the cause so I'm slowly slipping into an RA flare up too. Do my symptoms tie in with RLS and how likely is my GP to respond to the suggestion that it might be? Should I ask to be referred to a neurologist perhaps?