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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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