I am 16 years old and have suffered extremely severe RLS my entire life (although not totally diagnosed but I am 100% sure). As a child I leaned to deal with my tormenting symptoms which I thought were just crazy, unique habits until finally it became completely unbearable. As I've got older RLS as been cutting more and more into my daily life until the point where now I feel that it is ruining it. I have been to my GP 3 times (after being told it was all in my head the first two times) until I finally found a doctor who listened and I am now seeing a neurologist. Due to my age they are apprehensive about medication but I cannot bare having a persistent urge to move my legs (and arms) for up to 5 hours a day and even more at night. My RLS is stopping me from going out, to the cinema, going on holiday and completely stopped me from studying for my exams which have made my chances of getting to university very unlikely. I feel depressed and frustrated and desperately want some clarity! I have tried all sorts of vitamins, stretching, exercise, yoga and taking both hot and cold baths but none have made any difference! Anyone got any tips??
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