I have often wondered about the connection of rls and other psychological stuff. I am a recovering alcoholic of 14 years and started drinking at 15. my rls started when i was a kid. does anyone think like i do or have any theories about the physical link (maybe dopamine) of rls and addiction where dopamine is also involved. It makes me think of a genetic connection which comes out in us in various ways. I`ve also sometimes noticed that my rls was always worse when I was not happy with something in my life and its maybe a mental health connection to "run away"
i dont think Ive explained this very well but I hope you can understand!
Just as an aside..I stuck with my ssri`s on my docs advice. the rls got very bad , but its now settled down again. It seemed to argue with the drugs for a couple of months and now its given in.!!! I take a codeine when it gets bad and all seems bearable at the mo!
Thankyou all for listening!!