Hi, I am wondering if I have RLS. I remember having jurking feelings at night since a child but the last few months it has got really bad. When I go to sleep (Well try) my leg jumps up and I hear this bang in my head.
In the past it used to just be a very irritable urge to move my legs. and i would keep tossing and turning until I fell asleep. On many occasions I would get up and go and lay on the sofa and watch tv until I fell asleep.
Whats concerning me the most is, I have read that opiates can help relive the symptoms but I am on a very strong opiate medicine and it dosnt seem to help.
Should I go to my doctor and explain this to them? Are UK doctors up to date with this syndrome? Im just concerned that they will make nothing of it and just tell me to deal with it. as I got addicted to sleeping pills in the past. So I really feel they will think this is the reason I am trying to get them to diagnose it .
This was the reason I got addicted to the sleeping pills in the first place, But at the time I didnt know about RLS and just told the doctor I was having problems sleeping.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.