Happy new year to one and all!
I've been thinking over the past few months about RLS and whether the syndrome includes both voluntary and involuntary (muscle tremors as in Parkinson's for instance) movements.
To take an example. The typical type of restless legs I experience is a nerve-type pain - a bit like tooth ache - that starts in the buttocks and builds up to a point where it radiates down my legs. It's a pretty regular thing, with pulses emerging every 7 seconds or so. I wriggle and jiggle my legs to dissipate the discomfort.
Now I can tell my legs not to move, but it's awfully unpleasant and I can't sustain it for very long anyway. I have to jiggle them when the impulse starts. But the movements are voluntary as far as I can see.
But I've read here and elsewhere that people's legs can move hundreds of times while they're asleep. And this to me sounds like involuntary movements.
I'm just wondering if anybody's done any work on identifying the different forms the syndrome can take - including voluntary and involuntary movements.
Chris Saunders (from wintery Norway)