Hey there. Found this forum while trying to work out what has been driving me nut recently. Can't remember when it started but I know it has been on an off for some time.
Best way to describe what I feel, (and feeling this as I type as it's preventing me from sleeping), is a sensation in my knee and calf, like a constant pressure and need to stretch my legs. It's like an ache without any pain. When I am in bed, I'm constantly needing to move my legs, no matter how hard I try to stay still. I have a physiological need to try and stretch my legs to make my knees click, but even when I achieve the click, the pressure doesn't ease off.
Getting up and walking helps a little, but the pressure doesn't go once it starts. I normally end up awake until I am extremely tired, at which point the need for sleep overrides the feelings in my leg and I can sleep. I average about 6 hours sleep, sometimes a lot less, sometimes a little more.
It's not every day, but seems to come and go in chunks of days. Sometimes I may have up to a week without this, but it inevitably comes back. Or I run on so little sleep, that I end up passing out through exhaustion at the end of a long week.
From everything I have read, it sounds like RLS is probably what it is, and I will seek to see my GP soon. But I just wanted to find out if the above is familiar in terms of how I feel and describe the symptoms.
Many thanks in advance for any and all help and advice given!