Is it worth going to my GP?

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I think I've had RLS for quite a few years now - never been officially diagnosed. I get it maybe 2/3 times a month, but the reason I'm posting is that I had it last night and was up till 2am, so feel pretty wiped out today. I also have bursitis in both hips so, getting comfortable at night can be difficult sometimes, even without the RLS. During the day, the bursitis pain also seems to spread into my lower back so my whole pelvis aches. Sorry - forgive the moan!

I take paracetamol and codeine for the bursitis and arthritis pain, but try to limit the codeine. When I get the RLS the discomfort seems to originate in my lower back, then travel down my leg. If I try to ignore the urge to move and keep my leg still, I get pain all the way down my leg. I can get it in either leg and very occasionally in both, which is great fun! Does this sound like RLS?

So, do you think it's worth going to my GP? What sort of medication is available for this?

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    ive had rls forc20 yrs. for me i use this and let me say this people will say that rls inthe brain issue and this stuff wont work well it worked 100 yrs ago. 1st . soap. people rubbed any ki nd of soap on there legs/arms for cramps or the rls. minerals in soap open up blood vessels. any soap works. 2. apple cider vinegar put some on a paper towel and rub it in . acv is a wander miracle. bursitis. .. mayba tonic of honey. lemon an acv. in a bottle of water. idk if it would workbut ibet it could help

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    I think it is definitely worth seeing your doctor about cheetah. There is a variation of RLS which is Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) and that is the version I have. I am insure of the differences between the two but I think RLS can occur day and night whereas PLMD seems to be only when sleeping - or as it turns out attempting to sleep.

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    Good morning ,

    I have the same issues . I have never been told they are related though . I have had restless leg since my 30's and I am 52 now .

    It gets real old and most people don't understand it .

    I can tell if I am going to have a bad night, when my lower left side of my back hurts and I have to keep rolling to find a comfortable spot .

    I have noticed some relief if I put a large pain patch on my back . It's worth a try ......


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    Hi Cheetah

    I do not suffer pain with RLS. How it affects me is that it is an urge to move the legs continuously and I feel like screaming but not from pain. That is the best way I can describe it.

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