Just another thing while Im here at the pc. It seems that most of you talk of acute pain and RLS together. Now, I have RLS BUT my acute pain is from more recent injuries and in no way associated with the RLS. The question is: How many of you have the RLS so severely that it becomes painful? When it manifests in me, it just about drives me crazy with feelings like worms crawling in my legs (mostly thighs) and it prevents sleep. Its NOT pain but it is maddening..... in the past I would punch my thighs but only after many hours of trying to sleep and knowing that I had a grueling day of work ahead of me.