Hi, I'm Elaine, call me Lainey! I've had RLS since I was a kid. My mum always told me they were growing pains. I'm still growing then at 46!
I had an operation. 5 weeks ago on my spine, I had a disc compression and exploratory work done. So I do suffer from sciatica as well as the restless legs. Just lately the RLS has got much worse, even my arms are getting it too. There is no way to relieve it. It's 3.34am and I haven't slept yet. It's also hard because I get pins and needles in my toes on top of the RLS.
I try massaging my knees with cream that has arnaca in. Sometimes that works, sometimes not.
No one seems to understand what I.m going through. It's so bad that it wakes me up.tonight I didn't even get to sleep. As soon as I got into bed it starts.
I'm glad this forum is here, I feel desparately alone with this illness. I hope that I meet lots of people.
Love Laine xxxxx