I have only found this site tonight, after searching for any information on RLS! I started with it 6 years ago after the nightmare birth of my last child! (not sure if there is a connection) I started off having it in the evenings, usually after sleepless nights with 2 young children or after alcohol. I now have it 24hours a day in my legs, arms & hands, I am currently taking 7 ropinrole per day, I have been going to the doctors with this for a year now. I space them out throughout the day as my symptoms are constant. it dulls the sensation slightly, but not enough for a decent nights sleep. As I have mentioned, I have 2 young children (6 & 7) and work in a busy day nursery, I am just about managing to keep up with work & home, but feel the last 12months have been a blur of going through the motions (and a lot of tears of frustration). I was referred to a neurologist in may, but haven't had an appointment through yet! I'm glad I found this site, as it is almost impossible to explain to non-sufferers exactly how all consuming it is...if 1 more person tells me I just need to put my feet up and relax I think I'll scream! My husband I think is the only person who really understands, as he sees how distressed I get, he has been a rock. Nice to find a place to talk to people who understand.