We all have our doctor stories about RLS, and being given the wrong meds, etc. To defend SOME of them, a GP only gets about 6 and 1/2 hours of instruction on sleep disorders, which includes RLS, in a regular medical school setting. Unless they take extra studies, or are specializing in sleep disorders or neurology, they do not get much info at all. To me, years ago, that was a valid excuse. Now, in the age of the internet, that is NO excuse to me. These things can be easily searched and any doctor who refuses to do a simple search is not interested in treating something like RLS. For example, my GP takes care of ALL my meds. She farms me out to specialists when needed, but she is the one who prescribes all my meds. So, she is an exception, and always asks ME "What do YOU want to do?" I wish everyone here could have her for a doctor.