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We are just sorry that you think you may have RLS.
RLS can occur occasionally, or almost all of the time, depending on its severity. There are 4 essential criteria that are all necessary for diagnosis:
1) A need to move the legs, usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable, unpleasant sensations in the legs. Any kind of sensation may be a manifestation of RLS and a wide variety of descriptions have been used ranging from "painful" or "burning" to "Elvis legs". Sometimes the need to move is present without the uncomfortable sensations and sometimes the arms or other body parts are involved in addition to the legs.
2) The need to move and unpleasant sensations are exclusively present or worsen during periods of rest or inactivity such as lying or sitting
3) The need to move and unpleasant sensations are partially or totally relieved by movement such as walking or stretching at least as long as the activity continues.
4) The need to move and unpleasant sensations are generally worse or exclusively occur in the evening or night.
Moderate exercise appears to be of some benefit, some exercise helps but too much does not help. The difficulty is that 'moderate' is individual to the sufferer.
Iron levels can be a part of the condition. An ordinary blood test may show your iron levels as ok and it is your serum ferritin levels that need to be checked.
Many of us have difficulty in finding a natural solution to our symptoms however you may find some tips on how to cope on the RLS Rebel site. Here is the link:
The Mayo Clinic Algorithm is a wonderful source of information for treatment and can be accessed via the link in my signature.
There is a great deal of information throughout the site and indeed I was desperate when I found this group. The information led me to treatment and to some semblence of normality.......
None of us are medical doctors but we do have a lot of experience of dealing with RLS.
You say that you can't stop moving your legs around... fidgeting.... do you have an unbearable sensation that eases when you walk for a time?
Check out the criteria above.