Hi I have suffered with RLS since I was 11 years old I have it in my legs arms and back! Only my feet and hands are free from the suffering, as a child I was often told by the doctor it was growing pains eventually 30 the doctor diagnosed RLS! There is no one in my family past or present who suffer usually genetics blamed for the onset of RLS at a young age no not exact.
Had my son 31 the last few months were unbelievable agony I actually told the doctor to enduce me as I just couldn’t tolerate the RLS any longer,
My mother in law used Dihydrocodeine from the doctor for severe back pain she suggested asking to try them after all else had failed, once my son was born my doctor prescribed them I was 31 I am now 50 I take 2 tablets 3 times a day and have taken the same amount since first prescribed since I only suffer with RLS if I miss tablets but once taken it stops as if It is gone 2 before bed and I can sleep all night! As a child I used to hit my knees into the wall to just to divert the pain as a sufferer any pain seems better than RLS also I used to before the dihydrocodeine I would rock my legs in bed but you can not stay in bed even with complete exhaustion RLS will not let you rest or sleep!