Hi, im new and I am a mother of two girls ages 6 and 3 who keep me busy and very stressed. I believe I have had RLS for quite some time but it wasn't anything that made me miserable. I'm not a great sleeper anyway and of course some of it is due to the legs. Anyway recently I started to experince a constant tingling sensation in my legs all the time. It is worse when I am at rest. If I'm up and about doing chores or running errands it's not so bad but if I lie down or try to put my legs up they start tingling. It usually starts just a little and gets worse the longer I sit. I can get up and move around to get some relief but as soon as I stop it comes back. It also moves around I mostly feel it in the calves but i will feel it in the front upper thigh, back of the thigh and occasionally the shins and less frequently the feet. I also notice my foot twitch that I do in bed sometimes appears during the day while I feel the tingling. I went to my primary care physician and she checked my range of motion, felt the pulse in my legs, as well as made sure I could feel her touch. She asked me to sit in a few positions and asked where I felt the tingling. She confirmed the night time symptoms are RLS but seemed to believe that the recent symptoms during the day are more related to stress and muscle spasms in the back. She did an x-ray of the lower back and everything looked normal but they apparently noted a spasm. She said the spasms are compressing the nerves causing the tingling. I did ask if she thought it might be neuropathy or circulatory issues and she said she doesn't believe so. I'm still skeptical but if that's the case then hopefully the tingling would go away once the muscle relaxes which is easier said than done! She just told me that I need to get a deeper sleep because that's when the muscle relaxes with out any advice on how to achieve that. She said she didn't want to prescribe anything at this time. I took some magnesium last night to see if that would help me sleep but unfortunately it did not and my legs were insane last night! Anyway I found this sight and thought I would check it out as I'm not convinced it is muscle spasms. If you guys have any advice on how I'm supposed to get this deeper sleep I would appreciate it. I have taken Benadryl in the past when I can't sleep and recently learned that isn't always great for people with RLS. I'm supposed to go back in a month if it doesn't get better.