posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 06:32 PM
I am 28 and have suffered from RLS long before I ever knew RLS even existed. For those that don't know RLS is Restless Leg Syndrome, and I get it so
bad some nights it even creeps up to my arms. It is such an awful feeling, and sometimes it is not so bad, and some nights I can't even tell, but for
no reason I would say 4 nights out of a week, I have to get up and move, it has got so bad some nights I wake up in the middle of the night and have
to do a 30. min work out just so I can go back to sleep. Other nights that doesn't even help.
I have a great diet. I only eat healthy foods and do not eat candy or sugar or soda and such. I work out out 3 times a week, and I am an auto mechanic
that works 60 hrs a weeks, and I never sit when I am working, so its not like I am not exhausted when I am ready to go to bed at night, but I can't
sleep, I always get the urge to move my legs, or my arms, and if I don't move them, then it just builds to where I have to flail my limbs about to
make it subside. Only for when I stop moving my arms or legs or hand or feet it then builds again, and it is an awful cycle.
I will say I have not seen a doctor about it, due to no insurance, and I do not take medications. I will take antibiotics but thats about it. For some
reason most pharmaceuticals react different and don't do what they are supposed to. Most over the counter sleep meds with manifest the RLS.
I was hoping for some input on some of the great minds that are here on ATS and maybe I may just find someone that also shares this same horrible
issue as me. For my whole life I have never met anyone that has this, or can understand what it is. It is really hard to explain, the best I have
found to explain to people, is it feels like "growing pains" from when you were a kid. Its is remarkably close, as far as I believe.
But thats all I got, thanks ATS!!!