I was diagnosed with RLS (sensory) about 15 years ago. I started in my legs and quickly progressed to my arms. The sensations range from severe stinging to pricking and itching usually on the sensitive skin on inside of arms and legs, but also sometimes on the outside. These sensation come to me after about 4 or 5 hours of sleep. I always manage to get to sleep by gently moving legs for 20 mins or so when I first get to bed. To combat this problem I always have to wear pyjama trousers. This helps the stinging alot. I can never leave my legs bare when sleeping. Another thing that helps me alot is a hot water bottle on the part of the skin that is stinging, but the bottle must be scorching hot to help it.
My problem is that the sensations not only come in the night when I am resting. They come after showing (the most painful of all). After changing clothes or generally changing atmosphere around my skin. The change of seasons is the worse time for me.
I don't take any conventional drugs. They all make me so that I cannot function and I have to work for my living. Homeopathy has sometimes helped me over the years, but usually after a few weeks it stops working. Mine gets much worse with anything cold. I must have boiling hot showers and lots of hot water bottles. Doctors seem unable to help as to why I have this strange condition. Does anybody else out there suffer from the pain after the shower (it can last when it is bad for up to an hour or even more.)
Good luck to us all!