I'm sorry you were upset about my merging the Topics. I should have pm'd you, and I thank you for suggesting it. I will make that my practice from now on. If you're curious about our policies here, please see the Forum rules (at the top of every page, the pink bar), which mention no duplicate posts. Every discussion board has different rules.
Please don't misunderstand my scepticism or pretend that when I say something is suggested, that I am claiming something is true. I haven't made a claim of anything, I have only listed points that suggest something might be amiss. (As a further note of caution, I will point out that in the sentence I just wrote, I used "suggest" and "might"; please don't misrepresent me by saying I'm claiming something.)
I made this statement: "(it's all about sensations, not muscle movements)" . By that, I am referring to the diagnostic criteria, which viewsaskew has listed and which refer only to sensations, not muscle movements. So I am correct to have made that a statement of fact.
I'm not upset about you merging the topics. I'm upset that this topic was moved from the "Prescription Medications" heading to the "Supplements" heading when 1) Potassium Citrate can only be obtained by prescription, 2) the moderator did not inform me of the move, and now 3) the same moderator piles on (unfounded) criticism of the related journal article, rendering the decision to move the post more suspect to questionable motivations.
I haven't "pretended" anything about what you've said. I've quoted you all along the way as I've responded to your criticisms. Perhaps you might try the same. Maybe quote me directly where I "pretended" something incorrectly about your statements?
Your statement "it's all about sensations, not muscle movements" is not a statement of fact, especially given that your pronoun has no antecedent. Life with RLS is very much about muscle movements for the majority of us, as PLMD/S afflicts an estimated 80% of RLS sufferers.
You also say " the criteria used to diagnose RLS/WED are not explained." In point of fact, the criteria are not only explained adequately in the introduction but also backed by cited references from other peer-reviewed articles on the subject.
There's a difference between healthy skepticism and belligerent nitpicking. Yours is mostly the latter.