Still very angry about the so called Chanel 5 documentary.
I sat down with my husband full of expectation that it would explore this debilitating condition and help those trying to support those affected by it to understand it better.
What a load of rubbish it was, what were we presented with,
A woman who couldn't sit still to have her toes painted, a man who shut his feet in the door and self harmed, a lady who annoyed her husband and a man who broke bones whilst flailing around (still apparently asleep)? And who was suffering from memory loss.
My husband gave up half way through watching this debacle saying it was all for the camera and didn't help or inform at all.
I agree, it made people with RLS look like fruit loops.
No mention of the possible causes, no mention of medication, prescribed or other forms.
No mention of iron, magnesium or dopamine, no talk of research, just pure silly sensationalism.
I know some got in touch with their Gp's and asked them to watch it, l hope mine didn't as it told the layman or professional absolutely nothing worth knowing.
Quite frankly l was embarrassed by it all and can only reflect on an opportunity missed for all those who have to live with this condition.
So thank you C5 for trivialising something that should have been presented as the serious neurological issue it is.