My husband has had rls all his adult life (he's now 73). When we got married nearly 8 years ago he would spend many hours each and every night pacing, unable to settle to sleep. He also ran a cold bath and would plunge into this for relief. In the last few years he been taking a variety of medication. Currently it's 2 x 3mg ropinerole (slow release) and although it doesn't result in total comfort it has certainly made a huge difference. These days he is troubled mainly by his arms - does anyone else experience rls anywhere else in their body? He uses a bowl of extremely cold water to effectively numb his arm to deal with the horrible discomfort.