Hi, I have just joined this forum to try and get some answers as I am in a bit of a state - I have currently been awake for about 40 hours due to a sensation in my legs I can't describe.
I am 26 and this has been going on for about a year but it has now become unbearable. I have been to my doctor 3 times but have just been told to have a bath before bed, avoid caffine etc. The usual. I have tried to keep a regular sleep routine for about 3 months to no avail and just stumbled across RLS about 4am after never hearing of it before and reading through the posts made lots of sense to me.
My legs are in a sort of pain, like a pressure or the sensation of the start of cramp. It goes all the way from my hip to my shin and I can only obtain relief when I am moving or jerking my legs. I work in retail and I am on my feet for 10 hours a day so I feel constantly exhausted by not being able to rest. Painkillers, baths, Deep Heat, Deep Freeze Ibuprofen Gel and an array of other remedies aren't doing diddly squat.
I know this is a bit of a ramble but I am desperate to hear if this sounds familiar to anyone on the forum? I am at a complete loss and my doctor doesn't seem to be providing any answers.