Firstly, very happy to find this forum - was starting to go a bit crazy and reading these posts has been reassuring in realising I'm not alone.
My GP recently diagnosed me with RLS and, mostly, it seems to fit my symptoms. However, the more I read the more I'm starting to wonder if its secondary RLS or even RLS at all.
I'm 38, and the symptoms appeared suddenly. I've had no sign of RLS previously, yet most people seem to say its progressive?
I also don't particularly have the urge to move my legs. I know it will stop the muscle spasms, but I don't get an desire or feeling particularly to do so and only do it if I want a little bit of rest-bite. Again, this doesn't seem to fit most peoples description.
Nearly everything else does fit however. The symptoms primarily only occur when resting, particularly in the evening. I get small, visible, physical muscle spasms every 10-14 seconds and they are very distracting. Not painful, just distracting. Mostly, this is in the legs but occasionally in the arms. Sleeping has become difficult.
This all came within about 4-6 weeks of a sudden food intolerance that hasn't quite been solved (bloating, abdominal pain, the works), which the GP has dismissed from being linked. However, I can't help but think they are related.
On top of this is a lot of daytime aching and joint pain that seems to be directly related.
What does everyone think? Does anyone else have a similar set of circumstances? Would greatly appreciate the input.