This is my first post. I've had rls and plmd for 35 years. They arrive in two forms. Painful and weird muscle contractions, spasms, donkey bites and jumps, all involuntary. Nerve shocks similar to electric shocks shooting along neural pathways in my legs, and sometimes occurring as needle-like pain penetrating a knee or foot. One or other of these torments occur at a rate of about two per minute through the night. The pain level is high. Sometimes I have muscle-flutter in my face and shoulder convulsions.
My doctor says medical science has produced nothing that helps apart from Quinine and Amitriptine, both of which are ineffective in my case. Can this be true - nothing at all? They say there may be something doing in 5 or 10 years.
I'm thinking of asking for a referral to a neurologist or going to one privately.
I'd be super-grateful for any thoughts or comments.