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Hi, I'm 75 and my rls began - I believe - when totally inactive/sitting around whilst waiting for a hip replacement. My groin pain was unbearable and the only relief from it seemed to come when I sat down. One evening I was watching tv, I started to feel the need to get up and have a good old stretch of my legs or go for a walk but I didn't. That's when I got the thigh "twitch". It was like the painless ccontraction you get when you use one of those fat-busting machines that gives the muscle it's working on a zap- like a painless contraction. Its painless but a twitchy tickle absolutely horrible feeling that makes you want to move your leg. And keep moving your leg. Sorry to be a bit graphic but to me its like being buried alive and you haveGOT to move. But you can't. I'm not sure if this us what any of you have and I would be really grateful for your opinion here as this sort of feeling kept me awake until 5am and I'm dreading tonight. I'm currently taking 0.25 Ropinerole which worked like magic for a week but has now stopped doing any good at all.
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