If I have told you this before I sincerely apologise for repeating.
When I was in hospital Feb 2017 my schrink thought that I had bipolar. Unfortunately he did not explain the disease correctly and I disagreed with him. However I was willing to try the medication prescribed. It sent my body RLS absolutely apeshit. The very first night I had a major attack all over my body. I was squirming, jumping and rolling you know the drill. The nurse came into my room around ... I don't know what time, and I heard her distinctively say quite loudly STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT. She then began to rub my legs as in massage. She said is this helping you. I answered no. She said what is it doing to you. I answered nothing. Do you want me to keep doing it, I don't give a rats. She then left the room.
The attack lasted I think 4-5 hours until I fell asleep from exhaustion. When they came in at 7 to wake me for breakfast I said you have to be joking I've only just gone to sleep. They allowed me to sleep until 12 midday.
I was telling the other residents what she had said to me and how angry I was. The following night they tried to give me the same medication telling me it was probably only a coincidence. I told them that if it happened again tonight it was a last time I was ever taking that med.
It won't take a rocket scientist to guess what happened that night.
Eventually the story got back to the nurse about how angry I was, concerning her treatment of me and what she said to me.
She tried to tell me that she did not say stop it that she had actually said try and calm down and then I repeated the rest of the discussion about her rubbing my legs and asking me blah blah blah and the answers I gave her of which she confirmed.
So I asked her how come I got the first part of the conversation totally wrong, and the second half of the conversation totally correct.
That's why my GP is reluctant to prescribe any medication for my bipolar. She is too afraid it will disrupt my RLS seeing as it is under control.
Needless to say that nurse and I did not have a congenial relationship from then on.
Two days later my schrink kicked (sorry .... discharged) me out of the hospital.
He could never accept the seriousness of my RLS.
So I am looking forward to seeing what the neurologist says regarding medication between bipolar and restless legs.