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Hey I’m new to this group. I remember the first night I got the crawling sensation about 5 years ago. It was the night before I moved away to college and I was nervous so naturally I assumed it was related to my anxiety. Then I started noticing it come back every few months, sometimes for a few days at a time and sometimes a few weeks at a time. Trust me I have looked up the symptoms of RLS and am almost positive I have it. I think my case has been relatively mild although I have had some horrible nights here and there. I went to a foot doctor due to an ankle sprain recently and mentioned to him that I thought I have RLS. He basically laughed at me and told me that RLS is more serious than what I am describing and that the feeling I’m getting before bed is probably because my ankles/calves are tired from using them during the day. Now, I AM currently 80lbs overweight due to a hormonal disorder, BUT I’m young and have strong legs, so I’m not sure I’m buying this whole “tired” nonsense (although that thought is promising). Plus, even if I’m at home being a bum all day, the crawling sensation will come at night, sometimes even worse!
Has anyone ever been told this and could he be right? Or could it be related to my anxiety disorder and hormonal syndrome?
I’m beginning to worry as I’ve read that RLS only gets worse with age. The only thing that works for me right now is elevating my legs with a foam roller and rolling out my calves. Any advice, stories, or information would be much appreciated and thank you for reading!
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