1mainpain wrote:thank you so the movements are not common with wed
Not with WED. That is all about a need to move - you MUST walk, move, stretch, etc.
I'd not think that shaking qualified as PLMs either,but I'm not a doctor. Reading from a book written by doctors, it says that "these movements occur in a series of four or more and typically recur at intervals of 10 to 50 seconds that can vary in period and amplitude..." Given that they recur in intervals, it's not usually like shaking - it's slower, more deliberate.
I'd definitely see a specialist who can help you determine if it is PLM or something else. The flu-like pain could be so many things.
If it helps, here are the questions listed by a doctor to determine if it is WED:
1. Do you experience the urge to move?
2. Is the need to move overwhelming to the point that you cannot resist moving your legs?
3. Will the urge to move increase if you are in a confined position?
4. Do you have symptoms both sitting and lying?
5. How long do you need to be at rest before your leg symptoms begin?
6. Do your symptoms only begin when your legs are in a specific posture?
7. How quickly do you get relief when you start moving?
8. Do your leg symptoms occur when you are walking?
9. If you have obtained relief with walking, do the symptoms ever return while you continue to walk?
10. When are your symptoms worst?
11. When you are symptoms least?
12. Do you find your symptoms are less in the morning?
If you answer those, we can probably decide if it's WED. We can't help for PLMs, though, as those do need to be identified in a medical setting.