I have rls ttwarrior but mine is at night. It is sometimes very hard to rest because of it. My legs actually hurt (deep in my bones is the way it feels) unless I move them, shake them, thump them. My husband has said I wake him up at night with my legs thumping. I have been told that it can be caused by a potassium deficiency. Eat bananas. My doctor prescribed ambien for mine but I do not take it anymore. If you experience this at night try taking an herb called valerian. It has been helping me, though not all the time. I do agree with everyone that rls is most probably another of the many side effects of anxiety. Good luck! God bless... Idie
I haven't posted in this forum, but frequently post in the migraine and chronic pain forums. I'm a chronic leg bouncer/foot jiggler from way back. I'm constantly in motion most of the time in one form or the other. It doesn't bother me, but drives people like my mother crazy. I used to do it years ago when I was a district manager for a major retail photography company. It drove my boss crazy. I would be totally unaware of it until she would reach across the table and grab my leg to stop it. I guess I tended to shake the conference table a little bit sometimes. There was a period of several years when I didn't do it for whatever reason, but then it came back. I don't try to stop doing it, and most of the time I don't even realize I'm doing it. Heck, if I'm moving all the time, I figure I must be burning a few calories while I'm at it.
However, there are some times at night, when I'm trying to calm down and go to sleep, when I feel like I have the heebee-jeebees. I have to violently shake my legs and arms a few times, trying to shake the icky feeling. I take Trazadone at bedtime to help get to sleep, but it doesn't help when I get this sensation. I feel like climbing the walls, even though I'm tired and want to go to bed. I just get really agitated, and I haven't found a way to make the sensation go away. I move from place to place trying to find a location I can get comfortable in, and eventually I'll get a couple of hours of sleep. Of course, I feel like crap the next day, but since I'm on disability, at least I don't have to worry about making it to a job after that kind of night.
Does anybody out there have any suggestion on how to get that uncomfortable feeling to go away and get some sleep?