I have had rls for 50 years since age 21 and have always had severe jumping and jerking of the legs when at rest even during the day. I've been on Ropinerole for the past 15 years and now believe I have the augmentation . I take 2mg bedtime and 2 at midda y and I couldn't live without it. How many others get this jerking? Not many posting here seem to mention it. The muscles contract then release with a jerk which though not exactly painful is a most horrible sensation. so difficult to describe to anyone who has not experienced it.