I have suffered with RLS for over 40 years, I have had years with no problem at all and then years of absolute torment. I know that in my case it is hereditary ( my uncle took his life because of it) my father suffered and so does my son. At the moment life is rough but my question is ' why can it sometimes manifest itself in just one leg or one arm' surely if it is a lack of certain hormones etc we would feel it all over!
Doesn't make any sense at all.
Thankfully it is beginning to be more recognised but my GP still makes me feel like a whining idiot and looks across the desk at me with disdain and disbelief.
Thanks to all on this site, just the knowledge that we are not alone helps loads.