Those of us who unfortunately have or been diagnosed with RLS have all seen or heard the various 'causes' that have been suggested for this condition.
I was wondering if all of us could look back on our medical history, and see if we can determine the following to see if there is any commonality that arises, and perhaps see if there are any determing factors.
Me for instance;
a..Major op in 1984, RLS started soon after
b..Iron/Potassium levels checked..OK
c..36 years old when RLS commenced.
d..Chocolate and coffee makes my RLS worse.
e..RLS starts approx half an hour into sleep.
f...If I do say, a whole day in the garden and I'm really tired, I know the rls will kick in, so I take extra meds. It works.
g..My RLS takes the form of extreme aching in the legs, arms, and neck, some times individually in these areas, sometimes all together. I stretch my legs and arms to ease the pain, sometimes it has been so bad that I have stretched to the extent that I have damaged muscle tissue. Sometime the strectching works, most of the time it does not.
These are the pointers I suggest we take a good look at,and see what comes up.
So....what does everyone think about this?