PLMD without RLS—jerk-like movements occur in different parts of the body at random throughout the day. I’m only 19, so I was diagnosed early and I’m treated fairly well, but I’ve heard people describe PLMD as somewhat predictable. The woman monitoring my sleep told me I was basically having seizures, and I’ve witnessed them first hand! They are most intense in my sleep, but I’ve kicked a classmate in a hiccup-like seize of my leg, I’ve hurt my back with a shoulder seize while carrying something, and my reading time is frequently interrupted by twitches in my torso—they usually stick to my limbs though. As far as I know, this isn’t exactly normal for PLMD, and I’m worrying that it’s not the right diagnosis. I’ve had to get accommodations at college, which aren’t cheap (especially the single room). I have anxiety and depression, but it is medicated and under control. Only illnesses in family history are a few rare cancers, though none in the brain.
Fell asleep on the train the other day—jerking awake next to a stranger is a bit embarrassing lol