This is my first post. I have been getting these strange symptoms in my legs on and off for a few months now.
Firstly I got sudden muscle contractions at the side of my thigh muscle. It happened whilst I was laid on the sofa in the evening. This happened a few evenings then stopped.
I then started to get strange feelings in my calf muscles but different to the ones in my thighs. The feelings in my calves are more like a rumbling and seem to only occur whislt resting. If I look at them I can see a movement in the calf muscles.
I have been to the G.P. and had bloods taken and all are O.K. and she said I may have RLS and prescribed me Quinine. I have not taken it yet as last week I had no symptoms at all.
The ones in the calves came back last night again whilst watching T.V
During the night I woke up and my whole body was jerking, only for a few seconds but it really frightened me.
As I am typing this my calves are at it again and starting really annoy me.
Can anyone please advise if this sounds like RLS
I am hypothyroid and take levothyroxine, along with other supplements including iron, Vitamin B12, B Complex and Vitamin C
Any advice would be gratefully received.
Many thanks browny