I'm having a bit of a tough time right now - and I'm not even sure I have RLS, but I just feel I really need some support right now. I have hardly slept the past 3 nights and i've feeling really down. I have had anxiety problems for the past 5 years and i'm currently on an anti-depressant, so it may well be anxiety that is causing these symptoms.
But for the past week, i have developed very strange sensations in my legs which i have never had before. Mostly it is a burning, aching feeling in the muscles at the front of my thigh, a prickling, electric-shock type feeling throughout my leg and pins and needles in both my feet. My legs get uncomfortable with all these feelings and I feel like i have to move them - the urge to move them isn't always there but is quite frequent.
These feelings are worst when i'm on my own in my flat, either on the sofa or in bed - and this is when my anxiety is at its worst too. I'm a 32 year old man, and there has been a lot of tears over the past few days. But my symptoms are not just in the evening, I have them nearly all through the day, whether i'm sitting or standing, and i also feel the prickly feelings even when i'm walking.
The anxiety got so bad last night that I had to go to my doctor this morning - I told her what i was feeling and she prescribed me Pregabalin saying it would help with the burning nerve pain. But i'm even too anxious to take those now!
I'm sorry to vent like this as i know i've only had these symptoms for a week - but it's had such an impact on me and I don't even know what I have. Does it sound like RLS? Or is it my anxiety causing symptoms as it has done so many times in the past?
Thank you, i just needed to tell someone
Ryan, 32, London