Anyone who is with a GP that wont take RLS seriously should find a new GP fast!!!!
You have a real condition, that even in the non painful variant it is extremely tiring and can damage any chance of a normal life style.
My situation has progressed from non painful and mildly annoying / embarrassing to very painful and completely 'normal' life wrecking, so need a GP's support.
Dont settle folks, you have a right to quality support & treatment from your GP in trying various medications, in various doses, until you find a combination that provides some relief at some level.
In my case that also includes opiates to just 'dull' my system enough to 'semi' pass out when its at its worse. I have had to sacrifice alcohol for this but I find it a good swap!
Remember readers there is no cure at present and many of us have 30+ years of life ahead of us, we must have a GP that allows us to manage the symptoms as best suits our situation.
I have changed GP's so speak from experience not from an idealistic view point. I have also made the mistake of moving home and being forced to change a GP. I will never move again from my own choice, a supportive GP is the No1 requirement in my life.
Sleep if you can folks, tonight I envy you