Hi I'm new here after finding this site on the NHS website. So I've had RLS for about 7 years now and never been to the doctor about it because I was led to think there was nothing they could do . Anyhow I've been doing all the sensible things like changing posture ,heat packs,cold packs, exercise and trying the magnesium spray from H&B (that stuff stings!) Etc . I can only describe two feelings I get . 1, sharp shooting pains up my shins during the daytime - i can live with this...so far. 2, unbearable feelings of what I can only describe as worms crawling through my legs . This happens at night and it has come to a head today , I won't go into the fine details of how it effects me and what I do or what my legs do because as fellow sufferers I'm pretty sure you've read it all before . I cannot cope with this anymore and went to see my doctor . I explained and politely he said 'What do you think I can do ' . It wasn't in a passive way but I understood he was limited as to what he can actually do . Anyhow after a chat he's prescribed me Amitriptyline 10mg , I've tried everything in the way of natural self help so I gladly took these to try . The doctor has issued blood tests too. He also said that it coukd be a case of completing the course of tablets and it could be enough to stop it . Heres hoping !. Has anyone been prescribed these ? What's your experience of them ? Any positives or negatives ?