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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that causes an overpowering urge to move your legs. It’s also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. Doctors consider it. Restless leg syndrome, or RLS, is a neurological disorder. RLS is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, or RLS/WED.

RLS causes unpleasant sensations in the legs, along with a. Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is a common nerve condition where you have unpleasant creeping, tugging, or pulling feelings in your legs. You might also have an overwhelming urge to.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) can be tricky to diagnose, largely because symptoms tend to be worse at night and less obvious in the doctor’s office. RLS. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder in which uncomfortable leg sensations create an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. This usually happens at bedtime but can occur during other times when your legs are inactive.

RLS in young people is often first thought to be “growing pains,” and not a real condition that should be treated. Restless legs syndrome may also be an indication of a more serious problem: low iron. Spinach, seafood, most bean and whole-grain bread offer this critical nutrient without some of the potential detrimental qualities of other iron-rich options like red meat (which is filled with carnitine).

A person with restless legs syndrome experiences twitchiness and discomfort in the legs, usually after going to bed. As this can lead to insomnia, it is considered a sleep disorder. Restless legs.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also called Willis-Ekbom Disease, causes unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. Symptoms commonly occur in the late afternoon or evening hours, and are often most severe at night when a person is resting, such as sitting or lying in bed. Restless leg syndrome (RLS, restless legs syndrome) is a common cause of painful legs. The leg pain of restless leg syndrome typically eases with motion of the legs and becomes more noticeable at rest.

Restless leg syndrome also features worsening of symptoms and leg pain during the early evening or later at night. “Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a very common problem,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. People with daytime RLS have the sensation that they need to.

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Definition A. Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as WillisEkbom disease, is a neurologic disorder usually involving throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations of the legs with sometimes an overwhelming urge to move them.

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by Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC
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Restless legs syndrome is characterized by intense aching or crawling sensations inside the legs and calves that occur while sitting or lying; it causes an irresistible urge to move or rub the legs.

“Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry E-Book” by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum
from Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry E-Book
by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Restless legs syndrome is a disorder associated with discomfort in the legs (less often, the arms) and includes sensations of crawling, wiggling, and electrical features.

“Netter's Internal Medicine E-Book” by Marschall S. Runge, M. Andrew Greganti
from Netter’s Internal Medicine E-Book
by Marschall S. Runge, M. Andrew Greganti
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common sensory syndrome that is characterized by nocturnal urges to move the legs, often accompanied by unpleasant or painful calf and ankle sensations, which are triggered by rest and improved with movement.

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by Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is diagnosed through subjective report of an urge to move the legs, usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable or unpleasant sensations in the legs.

“Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Clinical Management” by Dr. Stewart A. Factor, DO, Dr. William Weiner, MD
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by Dr. Stewart A. Factor, DO, Dr. William Weiner, MD
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Definition A. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic disorder usually involving throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations of the legs with sometimes an overwhelming urge to move them.

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Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder in which there is an urge to move the legs in order to stop unpleasant leg sensations that may be described as “crawling” or “tingling.”

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by Barbara Schell, Glenn Gillen
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2018

Answering yes to any of these questions suggests possible restless legs syndrome (RLS), the causes of which aren’t fully understood.

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About 85 to 90% of restless legs syndrome patients will have periodic limb movements in sleep, but only a minority of patients with periodiclimb movements in sleep will meet the clinical criteria of restless legs syndrome.

“Goldman-Cecil Medicine E-Book” by Lee Goldman, Andrew I. Schafer
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by Lee Goldman, Andrew I. Schafer
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Restless legs syndrome is a clinical diagnosis wherein the patient is aware of uncomfortable sensations in the limbs (usually legs but sometimes arms or trunk) that keep him or her awake at night.

“Merritt's Neurology” by Elan D. Louis, Stephan A. Mayer, Lewis P. Rowland
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Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015

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  • I’ve been up all night for over a Month! Get maybe two hours of sleep after the sun comes up. It’s awful!! Doc said to take magnesium but never mentioned iron! I’m so desperate to sleep! I just bought calf compression kit and 2 types of RLS pills on Amazon. I will get my blood tested to see if I’m low on iron next. Thank you!

  • I literally get up and go for a run in the middle of the night because I can’t stand the sensations in my legs. I turned 30 and my body decided to have a mind of its own.

  • Thank you for this, helped a bunch, had hella annoying sensations in my legs but by doing these stretches everyday it’s gone! Thank you

  • Hi. I’m trying to diagnose my 4 year old daughter, she does an odd stretching everyday for about 5 20 minutes. She crosses her legs and jerks for the period repeatedly. She sweats after a few minutes as well so it seems it’s kind of an exercise. I’m not sure if this is normal, it almost feels like it’s involuntary. Have you heard of something like this?

  • I started developing RLS in my later 20’s. Never really understood what it was until hearing an informercial about it. I’m now 34 and it has gotten worse over the years. To the point where I have cried from sleepless nights and having to go to work the very next day.

  • Can’t believe she just mentioned opioids the only time I’ve dealt with restless leg syndrome is withdrawing off that shit! Otherwise I don’t deal with it at all…. yeah get them on opioids idiot then they got a whole world of problems to deal with

  • So I’m 15 and I just got surgery done on my left ACL, I can walk with a brace now and every night for the past week, muscle twitches in my legs have been keeping up all night. Some days the twitches last all day and night. I still can’t get rid of them. I have a date tomorrow and I’m going to me so tired

  • When I go to bed for sleep, one of my legs gets colder than the other one, feeling uncomfortable or I must say vibration in my leg. I cover my leg with shawl below the knee upto ankle. Sometime I have to grip my leg with shawl a little tight to have a pleasant time. Please help me out to get rid of this situation.

  • Thank you. It look like I had this since my teens. Dose sports and injuries from spots increase it? I had 4 knee surgery on one knee. And shoulder surgery and back surgery. Finley hand surgery. I do have never damage and in my legs.

  • Can anyone please tell me what i can use for rls. Im 14 and i have it but im more worried about my grandma, she has it but like 10x worse than i do. I give her massages for like 30 mins but it doesnt work. Anyone know anything i can do or use???

  • I’ll have to try these exercises. Last 3 nights in a row, I’ve experienced RLS in my left leg. I have actually had this condition on and off for awhile now, but it used to be less frequent. It’s also always only in my left leg. I’ve also had pain in my left knee on and off, so who knows what’s going on there. Hopefully these exercises can lessen my symptoms a bit.

  • What helps me is drinking a tonic water before going to bed, and rubbing dry soap on my legs. Thank you for the video, the stretching helps a lot too.

  • Thanks Dr,Jo, have been doing these exercises for the last four days,and as I have sciatica pain in my left leg has nearly gone, thanks and God bless you.

  • Using a very firm foam roller to do myofascial release on my legs before bed has really helped with my ALS flare ups. Whoo boy can it hurt at the time but my legs feel so loose and weightless afterwards.

  • Being a 6’3 14 year old my mother used to tell me as a kid that I was having growing pains to keep me from freaking out. My legs are killing me and I can’t sleep����

  • Shipping for basic training right now, and ive had this problem for years in my feet, havent heard too many ppl talk about it in ur feet, i just really need sleep hope this help

  • I have them tonight. Doubt that I will be able to sleep. I want that roller pen. That’s what I’m doing on them right now is rubbing them. Sometimes my Meditation will help if I can sit still long enough.

  • I need some help lol. I have to shake my legs to fall asleep and sometimes I don’t need to. I was just wondering if it could be RLS. I don’t get any leg pains. What could it be?

  • Had RLS since a kid. Does anyone get the strong kick sensation, followed by said strong kick, usually the right leg. Those drive me crazy. It’s like a hiccup building uo. You know its coming and there is nothing you can do. Also, do you sometimes get that feeling that the muscle around your thigh bone is trying so slowly crush it.

  • Hello Dr. Jo,I am suffering from RLS and thus saw your excercises.
    They’re definitely good,as the reviews suggest.But I’m also a slipdisc patient.So,shall I follow these.Please help me��

  • every night this happens, my legs feel so uncomfortable and i always have the urge to move
    or stretch them. it happens in my arms too.

  • I’ve RLS for about 13 years. 3 years ago, it gotten worse and I was trying high and low for cure. Nerve related medicine works well but better not use this type of medicine. It’s a syndrome and not a disease. Something is wrong with our body and we just have to slowly isolate the problems. It can be lacking of certain vitamins etc. Or sugar for some. I’m much better now through Chinese medicine. For my case, it has something to do with rheumatism.

  • I am suffering from this disease from almost 16-17 years, tried almost everything, but hardly get relief, it worsens during summer, please suggest something that works instantly so that I can sleep better, I got frustrated with this

  • I got it since forever + taking meds that makes it worse. However, a few things that usually help me keeping it under control are:
    squats
    sitting against a wall (without a chair so all the pressure is in the legs)
    That’s for direct relief.
    On a more regular basis:
    tight tight schedule and routines:
    gym several times a week
    make sure I drink enough water, no coffee after a certain hour.
    sleep with the window open. Colder temperature helps
    So yeah pretty general stuff mostly everything for a better sleep. Dark room, meditation, no screen types etc
    Additional:
    weighted blanket (helps only a little for me)
    if your meds cause this, take them in the morning. That’s been crucial for me in keeping it under control.
    None of these are miracles solutions obviously. Note that I don’t have the painful or creepy crawlies feeling type, just the urge, so creating some type of pain i can control has help me. Might not work for others.
    Good luck out there!
    Good luck!!

  • Thing is o thought it was normal because I move my legs every time to help me sleep till I was told it isn’t.

    Now am scared, won’t it be annoying to my partner if I ever get one

  • Its 1:32 am here in Phil. Cant sleep and my legs are aching for couple of weeks. Tried every massage techniques but it wont stop the aching sensation. Trying this relief now in my bed with my headsets on. ������ Thank you so much Doc.

  • I just bought a powerfit elite vibration plate to try and lose weight and tone up. But unexpectedly discovered using it about 30 minutes before sleep completely got rid of the creepy crawly feelings in my legs. I now sleep like a baby it’s the greatest thing ever for me. No drugs, no therapies and I’m getting toned up as well.

  • You’re awesome!! These are great!!! I’m only 23 and recently started to have really bad restless legs and arms right when I’m relaxing when I’m trying to sleep and the most of my anxiety is in the evening to the night. It’s been rough but I’m trying hard to make this as comfortable as possible. Thank you for this video. I love your attitude! And your dog is super cute ��

  • Hi its now 2 in the morning and I couldn’t sleep.. I have been struggling now for a while with rls but to no avail can I find something or help to get some good sleep at night it’s so uncomfortable. Any recommendations please?

  • restless leg is caused by jinn possesion, i did ruqyah on someone who suffered from rls for 13 years and could not sleep when i met him he was wearing some type of patch prescribed by the dictor. When i did the ruqyah the jinn manifested and was very aggresive but after an hour of reciting and dua it was forced to leave by the will of Allah swt. the patient was immediately cured All praise is due to Allah lord of the worlds. this happened about 6 months ago and patient is fine previously for 13 years he was unable to sleep due to rls.

  • Good video, I have had restless legs focused mainly in my knees but also sometimes my elbows. It comes and goes in waves, I can go 2 months without a flair up but when it starts it can be 3 nights or 14 nights. I am 51 now and have had this since a child, I can remember long car journeys with the family, after 1/2 a hour I was kicking the back of my fathers seat. Stretching before bedtime is a must when I am suffering, I read that hot baths before bed help but makes me worse. I have some skin cooling sports gel for inflammations I use when it gets bad. Usually at 2.30 in the am. This is a truly cruel affliction as I am sure all of you will agree.

  • PLEASE READ IF YOU GET RLS:
    I had it for 40 years and just cured it.
    MY CURE: I stopped eating meat. THATS IT! I went vegan and it completely stopped, whereas I used to get RLS multiple times per week at night.
    After getting annoyed with 100% vegan I introduced seafood for only 3-4 meals per week (15% of my diet) and it’s now been months after and still no RLS and I’m happy with my diet too and feel great. Hopefully it works for you too.Good luck

  • I have minor RLS but not so much where it causes me to lose sleep. Does anyone know if it gets worse over time? Can these exercises prevent RLS from reoccurring or gradually getting worse? thank you Dr.Jo! & (Remmy?):)

  • Thank you very dr jo. I had several medicines like lyrica, sifrol and gabapentin but non of these works. Now that tingling sensation when im sleeping is gone and i can sleep well. God Bless

  • What a load of bollocks. Rls is caused by inflammation of the nerves, commonly because of high carb diets and the resulting high insulin, or in rare cases sorbate food preservative, nightshade poisoning, toxic mould, heavy metal poisoning. Take away the cause and you avoid medication.

  • Im 17 and I was playing games at night and my right leg started to get hurt and it was annoying and I was going to bed and I try to sleep but it hurted so bad that I was awake 6.00 AM and yeah… here I am wondering
    Im scared if this keeps happening
    Why I have this now?!

  • Thanks for these ideas! i will try this to see if it helps me. Looking into magnesium as I heard that helps. Dr. Jo, anyone who loves animals the way I do, is ok in my sphere!!! Thanks again!

  • I have this uncomfortable sensation and urge to raise or stretch my legs while sleeping. I am taking medications but it’s just temporary because when I skip medicine for this RLS. I can’t sleep at night. Please guide me with good solutions which should be permanent

  • Thanks so much for this video! It’s great help. I strained my ankle about 2 years ago and, about a year ago, I started getting werid sensation in my ankle at nights, that used to keep me up. So I looked up to find some help and came across your video.. The relief was instant! However, lately, I’ve been having discomfort during the day too! So I went to the doctor and explained my problem to him and i suggested to him that I might have RLS since I tick the boxes but he kept saying that I don’t have RLS because that only happens at night and not during the day. My pain is getting worse and not sure what to do. What do you think, Dr. Jo? Any adivce/ help would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Diana

  • 5 in the morning in New Zealand. I’ve been in bed for about 5 hours now on and off sleep because of my legs. I knew I had restless legs but I never knew I could do these simple techniques to comfort them. Thank you!!!

  • Just smoked some ��, syndrome gone. Sucks when I run out, I will stay awake til 5am sometimes just trying to stop moving my legs and feet smh

  • one things helps for me and its pain….. punch it, slap it, jump down the stairs and try to break your legs
    yeah i thinks thats just me…..

  • My brother used to have this, he was I think six or seven years old. If you have this mild, try drinking green juice with greens such as kale and spinach. It may help you, it did for my brother.

  • I get this at night or if I bump it or something.
    I’ve had it for years and my parents just say its growing pains but I know its not.
    I feel this stinging beating burning feeling in my calf of usually my right leg. And then it’s hard to walk when I get up
    And it feels like its in the tendem of my leg

  • i think RLS is my case but for me its extremely mild. I see people commenting having pain or their legs being pulled but for me its just unconcious leg movement. Its better described as my leg being a dogs tail. When im happy or laughing or excited because of suspense my legs move a lot up and down. if some of you have better specifications for my condition it will be appreciated. Its like RLS but i can easily fight it.

  • I think i have it
    Its exactly how described
    Its so embarrassing in school especially
    Idk what to tell people when they see me kicking and stretching my legs, arms, neck and my back
    Its sooooo horrid, and feels tike torture
    But idk if i have it or not

  • ladies you have to check this artical https://womanuniverse.net/ways-to-check-if-you-have-restless-legs-syndrome-and-why-you-need-to-see-a-doctor-if-you-do/

  • I have this. I diagnosed myself with it. Lol.

    Anyway, it’s the worst feeling ever. It’s almost as if the feeling is not there but at the same time it is. It’s not pain, it’s more like leg anxiety. It definitely happens mostly at night, when I’m laying in bed getting ready to fall asleep. Except, I can’t and I don’t. Not until about three hours later. It’s just a constant feeling of needing to stretch my legs. Sometimes just one other times both. I feel like I need more bed space cause I feel trapped. As if I’m trapped in a tiny as room and need to stretch my legs. That is why I hate sleeping next to the wall cause I don’t have space for the one leg next to the wall. This is driving me insane to the point where I just want to cry even though it’s not painful. It’s just uncomfortable.

  • I’ll be honest I’m crying in my bed right now. My legs feel like they’re being tugged. I never knew this was a thing. Going to my doctors tomorrow:(

  • Even since I was little I shaked my legs and fidget with my hands. For a long time I was ok with it as long as I didn’t shake my legs in public. But one day I recorded myself in a camera and found out I’m shaking my whole body at all times. I didn’t even notice I was doing it. So I’m trying to learn to control it and sit still. I quickly find out it made me very uncomfortable and I had a strong feeling to move. I find out I wiggle my feet while laying down and I can’t even fold laundry without walking around my room. I threw away what I used to fidget with hands but that didn’t work because I began scratching my myself. You can find scars all over my arms,face,back,and neck where I scratch. I’m trying my best to keep myself from scratching. It’s still an work in progress but the good news is I have no trouble sleeping. Trying to go to sleep is the only time I can sit still and my body won’t bug me. Any other time it’s MOVE,MOVE,AND MOVE! So help me……………wish me luck on learning self control.

  • Last night I experimented: If RLS bothers me lying down then what happens if I sleep upright? I slept on the corner of the couch where the head is above the heart, heart above the waist, waist above the legs and legs above the feet, possibly a 20 degree incline. I fell asleep sleeping uninterrupted until morning. I never got up to go to the bathroom and awoke rested and ready to start my day. Eureka! I’ll sleep this way from now on. I wonder why RLS is kept at bay sleeping on an incline?

  • If this helps anyone: I am a very active athlete and don’t get symptoms during regular training schedule. But when I can’t train (like right now I have the flu) rls comes in and it’s excruciating. I wish I could run but I can’t rn…

  • I have always had the unconscious desire to bounce my legs while sitting but this last 7 days I have been completely unable to sleep form my legs just moving on their own or feeling an urgent need to “walk” or “run” in bed. It’s pretty scary since I’m massively sleep deprived and have been getting pretty high levels of exercise so it’s not that.

  • I always thought this was a normal thing that everyone experienced:0 almost every night I’ll have the strong urge to move and twist my toes and push on my nails, and I struggle with a lot of trouble falling asleep. I’m glad I at least know what it is now, so I can try to get help with it.

  • I don’t know how to describe it but my legs always feel tired and I can’t sleep still without turning left and right. It doesn’t affect when I sit down but only when I sleep at night. Do I have RLS? Or am I just tired?

  • I find it hard to fall asleep and I can’t hold my feet or legs resting. They just have to move! If I try to hold them still it feels very uncomfortable. I might have a mild rls. But right now when I am writing about it, I don’t live them as much because I am consentrating on writing.

  • I didn’t know I had it till I told her all I want to do is sleep. I told her that this is weird but I have holes in my sheets where my feet are. So she said that’s probably why your so tired. I have expensive sheets also not like there cheap anyways but. I have to like switch them around cause my toes get stuck. I’m bumbed I like my sheets now I need new ones. Ugh lol

    So is this why it feels like I have knots in my calves? They hurt so bad I can’t get rid of them

  • I can’t concentrate if I don’t bounce my legs. In class I’m always asked to stop tapping my legs but when I stop I feel like I have to keep tapping and I can’t focus on anything else but the tapping. But I’m not even anxious about the test so I had no idea why I kept having this problem. Also I have problems sleeping because my upper body and brain is tired but my legs are bouncing up and down.

  • I have it in my arms as well. Its awful:( I’ve had it since I was a young child. It would happen every now and then but now its every night I’m now 30.

  • Thank you so so much for these excercises!! They helped me so much this week, I now do them every day! I can’t thank you enough. From Isabella, Sweden

  • unknowingly i shake my leg while sitting and lying on bed. but i can control it if i want or when i notice. so is that a syndrome? i was watching tics videos lol than i gt scared that i have the same syndrome cuz i shake my leg than i know about restless syndrome. thn here i m

  • Am i the only one that gets it only in one leg?? In my case i ONLY get the urge to move ONE leg, it doesnt hurt or anything i just feel the URGE to move and move, and walk or something.

  • Please DON’T DO THE OPIOIDS OR PSYCH DRUGS. IT WILL ONLY WORSEN YOU. That’s what happened to me. No Anti-Epileptic drugs. It will worsen you.

  • I am one of those unfortunate people who’s suffering from this disorder.
    It is very hard and it affects me and my life a lot.
    My legs hurts every single night causing stress and LACK OF SLEEP.
    You’ll never know how hard it is until you experience.
    ������������

  • I had a technique like for a week but it busted me. I tried to take my mind of it and it works sometimes. In class my legs are shaking all the time and in bed it can’t be helped ������

  • When ppl go to sleep when they are like half sleep do they hear like a black and white tv sound in their head as well as your legs?

  • Just get hooked on painkillers for a while, then experience a night without it, and you’ll KNOW what RLS really feels like. It’s enough to drive you mad. It’s way worse than just regular episodes, not only because without the opiates your brain goes dopamine empty, but the withdawal actually brings a bunch of other bad symptoms that add to the already existing discomfort. I had nights of such severe RLS that i had to exit the house and take my chances at the toughest blocks in town (at 4 am) scoring for heroin just to stop myself from going crazy!! Oh, but once you fix yourself… it’s Heaven on Earth. The best feeling in the Universe.

  • I’ve had RLS for over 15 years, it makes everything hard, people try to hold my legs down, once they let go, they’re back to moving nonstop. I’m embarrassed about sharing a bed because people complain a lot, it’s so bad

  • As a little girl my family would say my legs hurt because I was growing, it’s been 16 years and I don’t think growing means screaming into my pillow every night from this pain, at least I know what it is

  • Girls: boys haven’t felt true pain
    Me: have you ever felt like you needed to move and need to go to the toilet desperately while meeting your new high school teacher who is teaching algebra till lunch?

  • 6:06 Almost certainly not the case. Vegans/vegetarians on average have much better vitamin/mineral levels than those who eat animal products. Especially so for iron. Why? They actually eat their greens and vegetables.

  • i actually have rls one day as i was sleeping my leg was shaking then i couldnt move my toes but its fine i think it wont happen again

  • I need advice from anyone else who has restless legs or has knowledge about these things. eating makes my RLS worse. anyone else? let’s chat because it has morphed into a kind of eating disorder of mine where i feel anxious about eating when i know i won’t be able to run/ walk afterwards. It resembles exercise bulimia a little bit, and honestly, the sensation i feel in my legs during a restless episode feels like..an extra layer of skin/ fat on my legs that i can only get rid of by walking/running. this is such a strange thing that ive been struggling with for a few months and idk what to do, as i have become very irritable and depressed as a result. it has honestly contributed to the body dysmorphia i feel about my body, as the sensation draws attention to my legs and always has me second-guessing my diet and exercise. any advice?

  • I have this and I see it cool actually when I notice this I even move it more my own I because of this my legs is more faster than before I can move my legs in a way that other can’t when someone sits on my leg I move my leg so fast that its like an massage chair hahahaha….. ok i stoo talk now

  • i have episodes wherein i can’t completely sleep because of RLS. I went to school without having an actual minute of sleep because of it. Sometimes, it’s not only the legs that are restless, but it reaches my arms the eventually reach my body too, making my whole body restless. So frustrating that i cry sometimes

  • the restless leg people should be thankful that they dont have tics or tourette syndrome lol. or maybe this is one of tourette’s syndrome ����

  • Only in the last couple of years did I realise I had RLS. I didn’t even know it was a thing?
    These days when it comes on (usually late at night) I have to do certain stretches just to
    be able to sleep….

  • i have no idea that this is a syndrome. i am feelings this stuff for almost 4yrs. and i am now 17 and still suffering this shit every night. I almost cry every night bcoz of this hahaha

  • Tramadol helps initially but a higher dose becomes necessary due to tolerance. Doctors won’t subscribe a higher dose out of fear of organ failure leaving only weaning off the drug as an option. RLS symptoms are ten times worse while weaning off. Some pain centers wont prescribe tremadol if you have sleep apnea as tramadol may stop breathing in those suffering apnea. Hopeless.

  • A good analogy of RLS: There are heating elements in your calves which when you fall sleep someone turns them on high and walks away.

  • I have rest leg syndrome since I was kid, back then it was bad, I couldn’t sleep untill I wore socks �� or I put a blanket on my leg.. and I need to move my leg untill I get to sleep.. fast forward when I grew up.. it became less, I don’t move my leg a lot.. but in order to have a nice sleep I have to put some blanket or I will get like anxiety or I couldn’t even sleep.. I never let my leg naked.. I have to put something or else the feeling I feel like someone tickling me ������������ but now is getting better at least

  • Really disappointed the man only mentions Gabapentin. A much better drug would be LDN=low dose naltrexone. Very little side effects. It’s a good drug for the long haul.

  • Mine is always worse after I’m very very tired, I cannot sleep, it almost feels like my brain is telling me that gas is building up in my joints

  • I am in my late 20’s now but been suffering with this since I was 14 �� I HATE IT! it’s so uncomfortable. The moment I finally drift to sleep my legs start acting up. And I noticed the later I go to sleep the worse it gets. Sometimes my boyfriend will massage my legs until I fall alseep bc sometimes I can’t make it stop. So most nights I either wrap my legs around him or use a big pillow I noticed the more weight I keep over my legs at night the less of a problem my legs are. I wish there was a cure. Alot of people think RLS is bullshit but promise you its real and be happy if you don’t have it.

  • i posted comments on a lot of these rls videos outlining how i’ve beaten it. i forgot to add something very important. stop coffee, tea, coke, pepsi, energy drinks. they contain caffeine. decaffeinated coffee still contains some caffeine. and chocolate. it contains theobromine.

  • I’ve been doing these stretches nighty (adapting the quad stretch and doing it whilst standing, as I’m pregnant!) now that I am moving into the 3rd Trimester, my bump is getting bigger so when I do the hamstring stretch I am having to rotate from the hip, slightly outwards…is that ok do you think?

  • Yeah sometimes it’s very light in the day.. but right now it’s aching
    And idk if it’s a syndrome for me but it rarely happens for me

    I woke up at 1:?? AM and I didn’t feel tired, but my leg and foot was aching

  • Bit late too the video so don’t know if you’ll read this but I have been on ropinorole for years..am 51 and its now spread like explained all over.my doc kept putting up my dose..all makes sense now why its not working ( i have fibro, arthritis and ostepeanea so secondary rls then..thank you for video

  • I have this condition pretty bad sometimes. Doesn’t happen daily, but it is often and more often than before and could turn into that. It’s not painless at all, but it’s very uncomfortable cause you feel the urge to move your legs, like they need to be exercised.I usually kick my legs while in bed over and over trying to wear them out, I should start exercising before bed or something honestly and doing leg cardio of some sort if possible like walk on the porch or in the kitchen back and forth. It’s just not a pleasant condition.

  • I had this during high school for a month straight and it would come and go. I thought it was just me having another weird addiction but it was so painful and annoying to go to sleep. It went away and I don’t know how but I don’t want the chance of it coming back by thinking about it. Now it’s just sleeping paralysis 3 times every 2-3 weeks, or weird hallucinations during day naps.

  • Mine starts by feeling like I need to move my legs or run… then it creeps up my body until I feel it in my chest and arms as well. I can’t sleep when this happens. I’m awake all night up to 2 nights a week.

  • I closed my eyes around 10PM to sleep earlier and now its 12:42AM here and I’m still awake because I have rls and I keep on shaking my leg and I can’t fall asleep.

  • I came here cuz my toes keep moving rapidly when I lay down it’s so uncomfortable and it hurts cuz I want it to stop but it keeps moving even now while writing its moving but I try my best to keep it relaxed.

  • Yo I can’t sleep right now it’s 5 in the morning, I usually do jiujitsu and end at 9 which makes me tired and I go to sleep easily but since of corona virus with gyms closed, I can barely sleep cuz of my restless leg

  • I have this weird feeling going on for a few days now where I just have to move my feet to be comfortable but it doesn’t bother my sleep whatsoever just bothering. Any help?

  • I’m very lucky and don’t have it every night, but when I do I have it really bad. I end up exercising at like 3 am and bothering my roommate with the sound

  • I think I probably, most likely, have this since my mom has it too, but just not as bad I think. At night my legs (mostly my left) throbs with the urge to move, so I bounce my leg until I fall asleep. It can calm itself down too though, so sometimes I don’t have the urge to move or I just wiggle my feet slowly. It isn’t annoying to me because it’s all I really know, I’ve been doing this for years. So now it is just normal.

  • I get it in my arms and legs. Only at night. During the day it’s manageable. But at night it’s unbearable. I have to stay up for almost 2 days before my body finally gives out on me and passes out. Even then I’m waking up violently and extremely uncomfortable every hour or two. IM going to try iron tomorrow. Anyone have any helpful tips?

  • Hello there! I have been doing research for 15 years about this rls….my years of study, involved with psychiatry patients, and poppy seeds, UNWASHED, will get rid of your rls….take 1 gram in a pill 00 and take about 3 to start with, they remove Charlie horses, leg cramps, antpd so, so much more…reason….because all of this put a. Medication shrinks the water in the brain, there for, dehydrating it…I promise! It works…if it takes more, DON’T take more than 1 tablespoon for 100 pounds of weight, no more than 7, or you will get a little loopy….but..my dr..is helping me try and promote this…for all this horrible, horrible lain…so, stay tuned and if you know any family, PLEASE TELL THEM TO WRITE ME,…OR, INBOX ME..I WILL GET YOU THE WHOLE UPDATE ON HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN OPIUM POPPIES, AND IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT 18 PLANTS, IF YOU HAVE NO GARDEN AND NEED POPPY PODS, MESSAGE ME…I CAN GET YOU HOOKED UP,have friends with a floral shop and I make medicine let me know, would love to help. Had this CRAP for 15 years…now..not a day…for 3 years..and,.I still take pushy meds….no problems..good luck and I pray for you! Take care and please don’t buy the UNWASHED seds…they are no good. Stay tuned…oh…and if anyone has kidney trouble, let me know, I healed my dad, he was on metamorfim..not now..I grow Roselle jam, from australia. And it use to be illegal to import here..but my help beats laws and have friends all over the world….more that willing to give you the recipes, for evertpyrhing…and how to make you kidney jam..for heslth..my dad was near dialysis..not now, after 6 months of eating my jam…he is not pre diabetic, and I want to,share with you..but not on here..please email me at
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  • I don’t know if I have RLS or not. It’s my feet that bother me. Imagine you have dipped your feet in carbonated liquid. The feel of bubbles popping on your skin. I do also kick out when I sleep. I know part of the problem is because I’m up on my feet all day and I’m fat. I’m working on that. It scares me that my outer thighs go numb.

  • Friends, Please look into Thiamine (Vit B1). Look up Dr. Eric Berg restless leg. It’s working for me. I take 100mg Thiamine a day. I’ve also been giving it to my 4 yo who just can’t stop moving & it’s been a tremendous thing!

  • naturopath said its a blood problem and put me on to pine or oak tree bark extract. i use grape seed extract because its cheapest.

  • I think I have rls this has happened to me plenty of times and it just happened again tonight and I finally figured out what it was and I hate it I was almost sleep but now my legs feel tingly and uncomfortable ��

  • Honestly I don’t have it as bad as some of you but I just to it at night and stop until I realize it and just keep doing it until my legs get sore and tire and my legs won’t do it anymore ����‍♀️ honestly it kinda helps me rest cause it feels like I’m getting rocked like a baby to sleep but it kinda sucks when it only one leg so one leg is all sore and calm while tired while the other is uncomfortable and painful

  • THC and CBD work amazingly. Try an Indica strain vape pen. A few puffs and pain drops very significantly in under 5 minutes. I’ve advocated for cannabis and hemp for 10 years now. My severe RLS pain is managed easily by THC and CBD. It has been a life saver. I used to want to kill myself or amputate my legs. It’s horrible without cannabis to help.

  • i‘m 13 and i‘ve had this for a long time, my mom tells me ots cause of the weather? idk or just because im growing i dont know but when i take pain relief medicine it goes away

  • I am not sure if I have RLS. My problem happens in lower legs, whenever I am sitting or laying for some prolonged time (hour or two), especially if I can’t fall asleep fast. It’s the reason I never travel anywhere by bus for longer than hour or maybe two. It quickly becomes hellish nightmare. Also, sleeping is tough, and I am usually very tired. What confuses me is the urge to move my legs which I can describe as horrible, unbearable itching. It itches deep inside my legs, and no amount of scratching can improve it, only makes it worse. It’s horrible, disturbingly strong itch, it’s deep inside leg and it can’t be stopped unless I get up and walk for a while. I am not diagnosed as this is aparently not disease that is listed in my country, whenever I mention my symptoms to doctor, they say it’s “anxiety”. Also, I have severe iron deficiency. Is that RLS?

  • Having to move my feet really doesn’t explain how I feel, only when I eat sleeping pills my feet feel like I have to move them. It’s no good, bad very

  • Mine won’t stop feeling like a cringe constantly. It only happens every now and then but the is the second night in a row and I’m so annoyed

  • I have RLS.. Its gotten to the point i rock myself to sleep. Im just used to it now. Im on my legs 14 hours a day turning tables as a server. My knees be hurtin at night. RLS is annoying on top of it. But its just sonething you get used to. Well to me anyways.

  • I’m soon to run out of Norco 325/7.5 so, I will not be able to fall asleep and rest well. I have relayed this info to my knee doc and, she doesn’t know what I should do. She recommends my family doctor.  I am lost!!  (I do not feel pain).

  • It’s so annoying like in the day I’ll be fine and it won’t bother me and I’ll want to go to bed after said day, but my frickin legs just don’t lemme sleep

  • I didn’t knew about it before.. I think maybe I am also suffering from RLS. I am 21yrs & my leg hurt throughout the whenever I lie down n it worsens during nights.. I continuously get n urge to move shake or rub against the muscles of my legs which relieves me to some extent,, but not really effective.. Is this RLS??

  • I have a question, today when I tried to sleep, my right leg just couldnt get relaxed, it felt like it was falling and I dont really know how to describe it and now the same thing is happening. I am in my bed and my right leg feels so uncomfortable, like I need to go for a walk, it just cant get in a resting position because if I lay it feels super unpleasant and I dont know what does it mean.

  • Hi, I have same problem last 2-3 yrs. Coz of this I can’t sleep early and so many times coz of I suffer to acidity which is really bad.

  • I can relate a lot to this symptoms, I have the hardest time falling asleep because my legs hurt and feel unconscious, like my upper body is so comfortable but my legs aren’t. I don’t know if it is this syndrome but would like some feedback from people who have been diagnosed it would be helpful to see if I suffer from this. I know I should go to a doctor to properly look into this but it is kinda difficult with my parents sometimes, not that they don’t care if it’s very urgent they will take me but I don’t think they would for this.

  • I used to have RLS, at night it was worse. I could reduse it by lifting my legs up on a wall. A few months ago i went on a keto diet. I noticed that my RLS disapeared. Now I am eating normal again and it came back �� at least I know what to do now. Also during the keto diet i noticed my body produced less mucus.

  • Mine feels like a electric tingle and the only way to stop it is to kick or twitch. Mainly in my right leg, but those little electric tingles can happen anywhere on my body but not with the intensity of my legs. Very very annoying when it acts up

  • This started when i was going through stressful moment. One morning i wake up with numbness on my legs. Can this be caused by anxiety.

  • nothing works. nothing. i haven’t slept in months with it. i been on iron for years and its getting worse not better!!!!!!!
    exercise makes it worse. moving and eating makes it worse.

  • 15 years wit RLS teribile:(
    you can’t watch a movie, you can’t read a book, you can’t listen to someone, it doesn’t fit you in a place, you can’t stay in the park, sitting and etc.

  • My leg is aching. Not excruciating or unbearable pain but it just aches a little. What is worrying me is that it’s all the way up up to my left hip down to my ankle o guess. When I say whole leg I mean whole leg attached from hip to toe or ankle. Should I be worried???? My stomach on the lower left to my side a little feels weird and a sickly very light achey feeling. Should I worry when my jaw clicks and turns instead of going straight down and hurts? I’m 15 been had this for years. It pops more on the right side more than once and pops at the same time on the left once. I can visibly see my jaws or jawline move one snaps and the other snap after. I have also been having pains under my chin or half my chin and neck. It just neck pains on both sides. I have aches in the back of my head on the lower left side and when I do have headaches it be in an area instead of all over. Mind u haven’t been to the doctor in 4 years or dentist. Nobody takes me serious it feels like the bones of my jaws are out of place. I also use to have heart aches

  • I don’t know If I have this. Only my right hip to leg to calf to toe. I rarely felt it last month, but this month due to the virus, I felt it often like 24/7. Hard to sleep at night. My leg wants me to kick, from tapping to punching with my fist or move to lessen the pain. Not sure If I got this with prolong sitting and lying in bed. Also when I workout at the gym last time, it also lessen the pain. I want to know if this is a rls or other leg pain Doc. thanks

  • This is SOOOO painful, I have had this since I was 6 years old. I’m no 31, it makes me want to scream I started eating more cream of wheat and spinach. To help my iron levels, it’s gotten a little better it’s not every night anymore.

  • I have an unknown skin condition that I MUST take antihistamines for EVERYDAY.
    ….So that sucks…I’m also on antidepressants. Which I have no desire to come off of just yet.

  • i use to feel like this all the time. i couldn’t even sit or lie down for a minute. i was having hot sweats for no reason too. felt like i had to stand 24 7 just to ease the pain. i think it all comes from inside your brain.

  • i may have this it feels like a craeling sensation especially at night right? i hate it ive had panics about it thinking it was some sort of bug

  • It’s like getting leg anxiety. The urge to move your legs when you get that tingly sensation but stretching won’t do it. Like a good run in the middle of the night would do the job but not really omg this feeling at 2:24 when you are sleepy af is the most annoying!!!!

  • Ive had it for as long as i can remember. When i was young, i would cry in pain. Back then they said it was growing pains. It wasn’t until i was older that they then told me it was RLS. I have found electro-stimulate pads can help, though at the highest setting. I do it for about 10 mins when they are bad. I have to exercise too, but these 2 have helped a lot. Dont go the painkiller route. When i got off the pain killers, i then truly felt how bad my legs were.

  • Fuck my life it’s 12:37am and I can’t sleep, I now find out what I’ve got. Restless leg syndrome… bruh I don’t not need this shit in my life ffs

  • I’m having trouble with the hamstring stretch. I cannot lift my leg by pulling on the strap. I’ve tried using a belt, a tie, and a flat band. I just end up lifting my leg normally.

  • I had since childhood. Now 44. Been taking Requip since it was approved for RLS. My dosage increase over time which now is 6mg a day

  • I hope this can help your issues as it did to me. I’ve been suffering from this for many many years and just recently I was told that I was vitamin D deficiency even after taking a multivitamin every day and low with magnesium; I started taking these two supplement in addition to my daily multivitamin and I can almost swear that it has cured my issue immediately after taking D3. I say almost because I think after so many years suffering from it and not sleeping well I am still having a hard time falling asleep thinking about my previous symptoms. I also started taking sunflower seeds since I saw a video stating that it may have to do with vitamin b1 and that sunflower seeds has lots of vitamin so it could also be that what cures my RLS. I started taking vitamin D3, magnesium’s and sunflowers seeds( vitamin b1) all at the same time so I’m not sure which one cured it.

  • I suffer from this during the night i can get to sleep no problem but wake up sweating and have restless legs i usually stick a pillow inbetween my legs it sometimes works, its more annoying than painful. And sometimes just having a walk about or climbing stairs 2 at a time to strech them off seems to work for me getting back to sleep ������������������

  • Whatever you do, do not take Sifrol. You’re life is better off with the pain than taking Sifrol. Just a warning to people who seeks relief. I took Sifrol for over 3 years, it ruined my life.

  • please tell me how to stop it it is scaring me and I always pray for my self and cry please tell me how to stop it:cccccccc and im 10 im scared D:

  • So I’m struggling with extreme PTSD and I’ve always had sleep problems but now I constantly moving my legs when trying to sleep and this is new for me as well as the more extreme symptoms of the PTSD. My mom told me today that she has trouble waking me up in the morning and she sees me like kicking and moving in my bed. I’m extra tired everyday. I’m 17. My mom thinks I have RLS but I want to know if the stress from the trauma has any correlation with these symptoms I’m experiencing. If you could get back to me that would be great. Thank you!

  • I would like to ask some questions, to both speakers in this video, also to anyone who know the answers. So, from this video:
    • What is the correlations/relationship between antihistamines/corticosteroids and higher/increasing of dopamine levels? How it could be? How’s the mechanisms of it?
    • How is the mechanisms of relationship between antihistamines/steroids and higher dopamine levels which induced and increasing the number of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) even to be a Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)?
    Those the questions, I’ll wait for some replies.
    Thank you.��

  • rls also shows up as creepy crawly feelings (like bugs are crawling on you) as well as bubbling sensations or itchyness. if its severe its also affects the whole body. so if you lay down and you’re suddenly itchy /everywhere/ or are feeling like bugs are on you or that youre being bitten, you might have rls.

    an unfortunate side affect of some of the medications though is muscle spasm resulting sharp pain that can last over a week. I take clonazepam, a medication for siezures, i need it more than i worry about the occasional spasm, but they feel like my leg is being ripped apart, and the remaining pain (feeling like the day after leg day) about a week and a half.

  • I get rls when I’m not tired, so usually in the morning and not so much when I wanna sleep, I guess I’m lucky.
    At least my cat enjoys it

  • I have it i think
    Its soooo horrid it feels like torture sometimes
    If i do have it ive had it since i was 10
    Now im 12
    But i havent been diagnosed yet… ��
    So idk

  • THC and CBD work amazingly. Try an Indica strain vape pen. A few puffs and pain drops very significantly in under 5 minutes. I’ve advocated for cannabis and hemp for 10 years now. My severe RLS pain is managed easily by THC and CBD. It has been a life saver.

  • I have this uncomfortable pain in both of my legs and it feels like I have to move my legs so that pain can go away. This happens only few times and I don’t even know if it’s RLS or not. I’m 18 should I consult a doctor?

  • society: durrrrrrburrrrppdurrrrr
    anyone (jesus): do this and it will work
    society again: durrrpp arrest that man for malpractice
    go fuck yourself doctor

  • I have leg jerks and sometimes pretty bad. They often start around 3:00 in the afternoon and again 3 or 4:00 AM. But I have discovered if I brew myself a cup of STRESS RELIEF tea that eases tension and promotes relaxation my legs usually calm right down in a matter of a few short minutes. Keep in mind, though, that it is only temporary but it really helps.

  • I have RLS and the reason it happens before sleep is because it is an emotionally based problem, it’s an avoidance or suppression of emotions and is trauma based. When you are going to bed, you remove external stimuli to distract you and your mind slows down even though your body is still avoiding emotions/trauma. This energy having nowhere to go, gets pent up like a dam, and funnels itself to a limb where it is shaken or moved in the attempts for the body to release the energy. We have to rely on meditation and prayer to resolve it and it may take a long time. Modern medicine cant cure it because they are materialistic in nature and are limited by their approach and world view.

  • I had this even as a child.My mom kept telling me it’s growing pains. I was put on psych meds at around 9 which I now know made my RLS worse. I also jerk a lot when falling asleep (sometimes when i am asleep) which keeps waking me up.

  • Hi Friends who are suffering from RLS.. I rub a dry soap on both my legs and this has brought me relief.. I don’t usually post comments.. But thought if this helps some one like me…

  • I have seen someone was suffering and after following this the problem disappear.
    1) please detoxify your body with lots of water 3 liters daily. Drink warm water.
    2) stop having tea, coffie, alchol, smoking,
    3) take sun bath if possible.
    4) walk for about 20 mins in a day for 2-3 times.
    5) if u have digestion and gas problem please resolve it.
    6) check your iron deficiency.
    7) stop packed foods alter it with organic foods
    8) in morning eat fruits like apple, banana, mango, orange, watermellon. Fruits will help to detoxify your body and provide important vitamins to ur body.
    9) stop food that is not easy for u to digest.
    10) if possible stop eating meat till the time u recover from it.
    11) do some streaching exercise For legs.
    12) no fried foods.
    13) reduce patato intake
    14) reduce sugar and other refined items.
    Remember Ur main aim is to have a very good digestion system.

  • I have had it since my twenties. My dad had it also. He took meds for his, I never went to the doctor for meds but I have noticed that taking 2 or 3 children’s chewable vitamin with high iron levels usually calms it down in 30 min. and I can go back to sleep,somtimes it works faster. Take 2 or 3 of your kids chewable vitamins..make sure it has all the vitamins before going to bed and see if you sleep better. I don’t know if restless leg is a mineral deficiency or what but for some reason this does help my legs calm down so i can go back to sleep. I do not know what mineral it is in the vitamin or if there are more than one but it’s the only natural thing that has helped me.

  • When i was about 9-12 years old, i always had it in my legs everytime i’m about to sleep. Now, my thighs are now hurting even more than ever. I never got to sleep properly.

  • Im 18 now and my dad has this and i get is some times in my sleep its painful it stared when i was 16 i just hope it doesn’t get worse over time.

  • Anyone else have upper arm symptoms?!?!?! I’m going crazy that it spread there.

    I’m watching this but nothing applicable to the Kay person with respect to treatment

  • They shouldn’t be giving me opioids for this that’s how you get addicted. I was addicted to opiates because I had back problems and it actually caused restless leg because I was withdrawing

  • As soon as I fall asleep, my legs get numb and start shaking, it’s real annoying. I hear you could take cbd to treat but not too sure

  • Tingling in my leg everytime i try to go to sleep is so annoying! Im not sure if i have this but i feel like it is bc every like 5 mins my left leg twitches to relief the tingling. Or even sometimes I have to get up and do squats to stop it for a bit.

  • For me is because i abused opiods annd i been clean for 2weeks and ik rls is a symptom of withdrawal but shouldnt it be gone on the 5 day of stopping and idk wat do anymore or how long this finna last i havd to work

  • Last night I experimented: If RLS bothers me lying down then what happens if I sleep upright? I slept on the corner of the couch where the head is above the heart, heart above the waist, waist above the legs and legs above the feet, possibly a 20 degree incline. I fell asleep sleeping uninterrupted until morning. I never got up to go to the bathroom and awoke rested and ready to start my day. Eureka! I’ll sleep this way from now on. I wonder why RLS is kept at bay sleeping on an incline?

  • Had it since my early twenties. Has gotten much worse as I have gotten older. I have learnt to manage through diet. Particularly stay away from wheat, oats, rice and pretty much anything with processed carbs. No sugar and and very moderate alcohol. Works really well and I can still occasionally enjoy things like bread and pasta just very occasionally. Going down the drugs route isn’t necessary. It is such a debilitation condition at times, the relief from a good diet is amazing. Depression doesn’t take long to lift.

  • Aching is the worst, haven’t strained any muscles in any activity, haven’t over exercised however I wake up and I can barely walk, it’s the quads that hurt so so much some days

  • tried everything-fail! a naturopath put me onto oak tree bark or pine tree bark extract. the cheapest that fixes it for me is grape seed extract. heriditary? more likely what the family is fed at dinnertime. if the household diet is not satisfactory then everyone is eating the same stuff. opioids? for god’s sake! highly addictive. valium or marijuana will mask the problem satisfactorily.

  • I need advice from anyone else who has restless legs or has knowledge about these things. eating makes my RLS worse. anyone else? let’s chat because it has morphed into a kind of eating disorder of mine where i feel anxious about eating when i know i won’t be able to run/ walk afterwards. It resembles exercise bulimia a little bit, and honestly, the sensation i feel in my legs during a restless episode feels like..an extra layer of skin/ fat on my legs that i can only get rid of by walking/running. this is such a strange thing that ive been struggling with for a few months and idk what to do, as i have become very irritable and depressed as a result. it has honestly contributed to the body dysmorphia i feel about my body, as the sensation draws attention to my legs and always has me second-guessing my diet and exercise. any advice?

  • finally found out what was wrong with my leg ��. ive had this for as long as I can remember, at night i’d get this sensation in my leg where in order for it to go away I had to literally kick my leg out. my sister would question me as to what I was doing bc I had to frequently kick or move my leg. im 14 now and it happens more often than it did when I was younger. I woild try so hard for it to go away like I would tuck my legs under my butt and literally sit on them, yet the sensation wouldnt go away. I tried ignoring it a couple times but it got so uncomfortable that I had to move my leg. my sister thought I had tourettes syndrome. until I finally looked into it today. which gave me some relief.

  • Like every one else says drove me crazy for yrs do……I quit drinking milk and started taking 250mg of magnesium per day. I sleep great and NO RLS!!!

  • I’ve added magnesium and my cut off for any type of sugar is noon. Noticed that when I ate gummy bears before bedtime, my RLS was horrible. So I figured the sugar was part of the culprit.

  • its the bed just replaced a new bed today and I’m still having that pain for the past 3 days I was sleeping on the sofa no problem what so ever then I replaced my bed thinking it was the bed now have wasted my money and the pain came back. ill probably be on my sofa it’s a hard surface and I don’t have that pain problem on my leg.

  • I used to have rls and after few months mine gets better from rls and turns into leg aches and numbness while waking up. I thought I am the only one but yesterday i complaint about this my mother is also going through the same.

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  • I’m 12 it’s been happening since I was born what I been doing is just trying to put a fan on and get enough air on me and my legs as we speak I woke up cuz of it still kicking right now but get as much cold air as you can cuz like I said it’s been happening since I was born but just do that and it will help

  • Sometimes my legs start to shake (I think only when I’m sitting) up and down. I do it without thinking. I feel no pulling sensation, it doesn’t hurt, and it doesn’t affect my life at all. If it’s not RLS, what is it? Is it just a habit?

  • Wow, for my whole life I’ve struggled to sleep and have all of these symptoms, found out today (at 18) that restlessness every night wasn’t just a thing I thought I had to deal with. Always thought it was because I wasn’t doing 30mins of exercise every day

  • Mines been acting up so much that my regs hurt they keep having spasms all night its starting to drive me crazy I was thinking of just getting them amputated

  • I always thought it was caused by not wearing socks when I would feel pain in my foot I would put on socks so I wouldn’t feel the pain but now I know it’s not lol

  • My left calf has felt so uncomfortable lately, i’m not sure if it’s cramps or not, but it is so uncomfortable. How do I know if it is RLS?

  • I’m 12 years old and I have this syndrome and I have had since I was 4 and my knees genuinely hurt when I try to sleep and I just have to continue to move my legs and I get angry and upset and finally I know how to help it. Thank you so much

  • This may sound crazy but I can also feel it in my head. Does anyone else experience that along with the restless legs? I’m almost going insane with this almost every night. I’m 70 years old and I would like to sleep just a little at night without this crazy cindition.

  • I have had this since age 13,to me it’s an insidious.tickling feeling that starts in feet moves up my legs sometimes in my hands moves up into my elbows and shoulders. It used to come and go when I was younger now it’s worse. One way to tell if you have it is like if your wearing jeans sitting on the couch or chair awhile sometimes it will creep up then your feet start moving and you just want to stretch them because they tickle, I feel for y’all doctors never knew what it was and would think I was a crazy. I just started taking ropinarol and it seems to work. I would like to hear anyone’s input on this drug,I’m taking Gabapentin but I’m weaning off of it since its now considered a controlled substance. I don’t like taking drugs but I don’t like this RLS thing either. I agree with the THC I believe it helps too,but it’s illegal where I live. Tight shoes if you have them laced up tight then it can agrevate it. Almost any kind of sleep aid or volumes even beer when you come down off some of these the RLS will act up. Prayers for y’all who are dealing with this and I hope some of my suggestions help someone.

  • Mine has no pain thankfully, sadly, it’s my whole body. Not just legs.
    Arms, torso and legs all at once for hours and hours.
    My body doesn’t move on it’s own.
    Stretching or moving helps stop the indescribable sensation. I spend several hours pacing until my brain just says “sleep”. I fall asleep in the recliner rocking.
    I am going to admit that no sleep meds help, I tried my friends ambien a few nights and nothing.
    so over a few months time I tried marijuana; first week was just the CBD gummies that is sold at stores….that didn’t help so I tried actual marijuana friend gave me some of his stash…and it soothed my body perfectly.
    It was heaven to make it stop within 60 minutes rather than 3-7 hours!! I fell asleep after an hour. I have always slept well once I fell asleep…it was getting body to stop the sensation so I could fall asleep.

    I just don’t wanna get caught buying drugs but I can’t afford doc PLUS medical marijuana costs.

    I might have to just suck it up and try a doc. Maybe find payment plan.
    It’s just I know they will want tests first. So expensive in USA.

    This is such an annoying feeling and I cry myself to sleep while rocking, EVERY NIGHT. Not just sporadically and always for 3-7 hours.. I’m a super active person, so I just wish my body would not do this to me.
    It’s a betrayal feeling. My body is betraying me. I feel so angry, frustrated.

  • I feel like it could be from being someone who has been a very active person for so long, and then as you get older and your body gets weaker your legs aren’t used to this so it causes this pain like feeling

  • I have RLS after having chemo and it’s unbearable at times. I have found magnesium helps a lot, I also rub canibus concut oil on it and the pain is gone

  • Hi Friends who are suffering from RLS.. I rub a dry soap on both my legs and this has brought me relief.. I don’t usually post comments.. But thought if this helps some one like me…

  • i have had this way before they gave it a name. i have learned over the years that the more sugar i consume, the worst it gets. try drinking more water and less sugar. cutting down on sugar and taking vitamins really helped.

  • I have rls but I still fight it when I was a kid I was like 7 I was sleeping my leg was shaking without my doing anything with my leg after the shaking I couldn’t control my left leg toes but my doctor said the more you grow up the more it dosent happen now but still my leg wants to move but I fight it! But my leg isn’t shaking we all have to stay strong! We have bigger problems now of this pandemic stay safe everyone stay positive!

  • I have been suffering this condition for years. My general practitioners over the years have just dismissed it. A doctor put me onto Benztropine Mesylate (Benztrop) several years ago and I have used it on and off with mixed success. My RLS has already moved into my arms (RAS). The location varies each time. It can be one leg, a leg and an arm together or even both arms together. I can be just a little bit tired and napping, even in the day and it begins. The only time it stops is after about 24 hours of being awake and collapsing from exhaustion, about 6-7am.

    It is intense and even on the highest dose sleeping medications including Benzodiazapine it prevents me from sleeping.
    If I deliberately try to fight it then eventually my affected limb will jolt like an electric shock and the sensation is extremely uncomfortable, because it has built up to an extreme level. I stand in hot showers for an hour at a time as it helps relieve it. Multiple showers at night.

    Electric bill is high because of it. I am then extremely exhausted in the day and more susceptible to falling ill from lowered immune system. I stop taking my anti-depressant at times to try to put the RLS back into remission. But that then causes a relapse of depression. It is a vicious Catch 22 scenario.

    I have multiple conditions, so have been taking medications for various ailments and disease for many years. My RLS began when on high doses of meds. RLS is up there with the worst. I would rather be in severe pain than RLS. It drives me insane.

  • I have RLS it’s so uncomfortable and the reason it happens before sleep is because it is an emotionally based problem, it’s an avoidance or suppression of emotions and is trauma based. When you are going to bed, you remove external stimuli to distract you and your mind slows down even though your body is still avoiding emotions/trauma. This energy having nowhere to go, gets pent up like a dam, and funnels itself to a limb where it is shaken or moved in the attempts for the body to release the energy. We have to rely on meditation and prayer to resolve it and it may take a long time

  • naturopath put me onto pine or oak tree bark extract. i use grape seed extract because its cheapest. that is my cure after trying everything else. including the bar of soap trick.

  • It is so annoying I’m only 13 and I always have this I even have it in my arms as well and I don’t only get it at night sometimes I get it in the day I have had this problem for a few years my mom has it as well it sucks.����

  • I have RLS and it’s the w o r s t. I’m always up really late and usually when I sleep I listen to rain sounds on my phone, so by the time I’m finished with my legs either my headphones died, or the video ended. I wish it would go Away

  • Iron deficiency causing it?

    Let’s see: skipping eating meat for 1-2 days, having had that period of month, having history of iron deficiency anemia in childhood, drinking lots of coffee, feeling extreme fatigue for no apparent reason, having sensation of not being able to get enough air (iron -> red blood cells -> responsible for carrying oxygen within body, if I’m not mistaken…).

    Yeah, that might be it….

    At least, now I can correlate it. Used to think something else caused the restless legs.

    It’s really, really…. uncomfortable. Explains why I’ve had them frequently as a child, but less and less and very rare as an adult. Started to eat more meat as an adult, almost everyday, whereas as a child I almost didn’t want to eat at all.

    This actually helps. I really thought it was something else causing it.

    What else besides meat works really well? Green leaves? Don’t wanna eat meat so frequently… With all those hormones injected in them… as they do nowadays. Even though green leaves nowadays are treated with lots of pesticides or whatever chemicals…

  • Magnesium citrate 400mg is the only thing that works for me. Just make sure you don’t get magnesium oxide it doesn’t work for what ever reason only magnesium citrate works and get a reputable brand.

  • For awhile my legs keep crossing when im sleeping… i lay on my back and I will cross my legs in my sleep… idk what that means and I cant find anything on it either.. my sister says I’ve been doing it for about a year now (we share a room)

  • restless leg is caused by jinn possesion, i did ruqyah on someone who suffered from rls for 13 years and could not sleep when i met him he was wearing some type of patch prescribed by the dictor. When i did the ruqyah the jinn manifested and was very aggresive but after an hour of reciting and dua it was forced to leave by the will of Allah swt. the patient was immediately cured All praise is due to Allah lord of the worlds. this happened about 6 months ago and patient is fine previously for 13 years he was unable to sleep due to rls.

  • Hello Doctor Jo,
    I have been suffering from RLS more than 7 years by now, have been using medication like Pramipixole and Maxgalin. If I dont take this dompamine I couldn’t sleep. Please suggest best ways to treat this rls

  • RLS is literally the absolute WORST! I’ve gone through it several times, its hell. My heart goes out to anyone currently dealing with this. I found that hot water baths with SEA SALT in addition to taking lots of Vitamin C and Magnesium. Organic cranberry capsules seemed to help as well.

  • I had severe RLS for more than two decades. Then I happened to find a small study by Choudhury Mizanur Rouf that showed 10 MeQ of prescription-level potassium citrate significantly improved patients’ RLS. So I tried it, and within about 6 weeks, I never had symptoms again. I’m sure this doesn’t work for everyone, as RLS probably has different causes and symptoms for different people. But if you haven’t tried it, talk to your doctor. Do have them monitor your potassium levels and heart rhythm while taking it.

  • I’ve suffered from RLS my whole life �� it’s 2:35am now and I can’t sleep. I need serious help this has been going on for as long as I can remember

  • Ten years for me dealing with the torment and torture…. blood test comes back normal. The meds for it make me extremely nauseous.if I’m lucky I get maybe an hour a night of broken sleep,it would truly blow your mind….need help asap

  • I’ve had this for years now and it comes and goes on its own. I’ve seen multiple doctors, taken Gabapentin, Pramipexole, but these drugs don’t help with the symptoms but disrupt my days, especially office, even more. Exercise and stretching also don’t help after a point and on worst nights, I get RLS in my arms. I’ve had blood tests done too and my iron levels are okay. No one in my family has it and I don’t understand why it keeps coming back. At times I compare it to my cervical/back injury pains and I’d pick any pain over RLS any day. After week one, it’s just torture and I can barely function due to lack of sleep. I don’t even bother going to sleep and manage just 10-12 hours sleep per week. I’m so goddamn sick of it.

  • I think I may have rls because everyday I shake my leg to make it comfortable and in class my chair is squeaky and it is so noisy because of me and every one yells at me. My friend too has the same problem as me. And I also can’t stand still I always stand on the left leg then I switch to the next making my mom mad and me cuz it makes her ‘dizzy’. And I was shaking my leg during the entire video.

  • Those who have never suffered RLS have no idea just how horrific it is. It doesn’t produce pain in the traditional sense but instead produces sensations equal to, if not worse, than pain. I’ve suffered pain (left foot and ankle crushed, right leg gangrene, large area skin grafting, broken bones, hip replacement, etc) so pain is no stranger. There are times in which I begin wishing for any of the above rather the onslaught of another 10 to 12-hour long session of RLS.

  • Thank thank THANK YOU words can say how thank full I am I been have so many panic attack beacuse my legs were just freaking out I could not think and just thank so much

  • I’ve had rls since I was 10 and now I’m 20 & still dealing with it.. I’ve been prescribed so many different types of medications over the years for it & sadly, nothing has worked for me. I’m also anemic so, I’ve gotten iron infusions done, but the infusions only helped me get my energy up. It didn’t/doesn’t help take the pain away nor stop my leg spasms.

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  • Great video! I did the stretches and exercises before bed last night and although I still woke up twice during the night with RLS symptoms, I was able to do a couple of the exercises in bed and got back to sleep relatively quickly. Thank you so much!

  • What actually happens during the onset? Muscle contractions? Spasms? Lack of soemthing? Constricted? Anyone have like an mri image of onset?….

  • I have had RLS for The last 30 years
    The cause of RLS ia related to the líquid you have in your stomach.
    Mainly if it is full and the liquid is in the esophagus.
    That is why you dont have syntoms in the morning. The stomach is empty.
    That is why it affects pregnant women. The stomach os compressed.
    And that is why when you stand up the syntoms stop. The liquid goes back to the stomach.
    If I go to bed with my stomach empty I dont have any syntoms.
    It is like the liquid in the esophagus make a short circuit in the nervous system and it makes your brain think something is happenning in the lower part of your body. There is nothing wrong with your legs. The problem is between your brain and your esophagus.

  • I always wondered why my knees felt so awkward or uncomfortable at night, I thought it was just temporary until I recognized that I started getting it more and more often at night, this was when I was 12-13 and im 18 now.. I hate it ��

  • As when start walking the sensation goes. It’s mean alertness of mind overcome RLS. So what happens when we falling asleep. Which brain transmiters are either over reacting or slowing down which ultimately need to be balanced by medications.? Please reply

  • I have this right now, its pissing me off. Tried massage gun, feels better while doing it but doesn’t treally help make it go away, stretching helps for a minute also. Magnesium helps for like an hr or 2 but then it comes back if your not fully asleep by then. Pain killers help but don’t want to take it. Got a heating pad, making it a little better but it doesn’t cover the entire area of the leg. Foam roller helps slightly. Doing squats makes it go away for a little while but it slowly comes back. Going to try a few more things.

  • Sometimes controlling your brain helps like if u try to control those tingling and creepy sensations and try to restrict them right in the mid of that phase just in your mind the sensation really goes away but I guess it works only in the beginning of this syndrome when it’s not that severe.
    RLS is hilarious. I hate it.

  • I’ve always had the “Jimmy legs”. It doesn’t hurt, and has never bothered me. On an episode of Seinfeld Kramer freaks out when he sees someone doing it. Therefore my then roommate harassed me at length about it. That is now twenty years ago, so good. It is intermittent, and never has bothered me.

  • Something that helps me is having a blanket and wrapping around both of my feet making sure the blanket is in between my feet and wrapped around the out side.

  • Every day between 11pm to 12:30 am this feelings start. Sometimes it’s became insane. I start crying. It’s feel like if I cut my legs that would be better.

  • I hope this can help your issues as it did to me. I’ve been suffering from this for many many years and just recently I was told that I was vitamin D deficiency even after taking a multivitamin every day and low with magnesium; I started taking these two supplement in addition to my daily multivitamin and I can almost swear that it has cured my issue immediately after taking D3. I say almost because I think after so many years suffering from it and not sleeping well I am still having a hard time falling asleep thinking about my previous symptoms. I also started taking sunflower seeds since I saw a video stating that it may have to do with vitamin b1 and that sunflower seeds has lots of vitamin so it could also be that what cures my RLS. I started taking vitamin D3, magnesium’s and sunflowers seeds( vitamin b1) all at the same time so I’m not sure which one cured it.

  • a naturopath told me to take oak tree bark or pine tree bark extracts or grape seed extract which i take because it is cheapest. he said it is a blood problem.

  • Someone please help:

    I’m a teen and I think I’m starting to develop this. Whenever I’m in class I start to develop a strong tingling sensation of having to move and it starts in my lower back and butt. I have the irresistible urge to move. I have to stand up at times and I have to keep my legs moving. This has been going on since I was about 11. Someone please help me understand what this is and what is causing this.

  • RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

    Thank you!

    I have trued to cope with RLS since 19 yrs old I am now 72 and finally have reasonable control with the help and bravery of my physician. Through out the years I have used hot or cold water soaks on the legs, didn’t work. Plain ASA or Tylenol didn’t touch it even when taking 2 to 3 times recommended dose at night time. Then ASA with codeine, only burned my stomach. AC&C with 8 mgm codeine helped only sporadically. Not necessary the choice for long term use as it is hard on liver. Over the 40s and 50s I added alcohol to the mix, usually 3 to 4 tabs with 4 to 5 oz of alcohol. (I don’t even like booze, but at 3 am pacing the floor and desperate I would do anything to settle. I had used requipe it did help a bit..

    Then at 65 yrs I had decompression of R L5S1. I was on hydromorphone 3 mgm for post op pain. NO RLS! Over the last 5 years my doctor and I have worked out reasonable treatment, hydromorphone 3 mgm up to 5 caps per day and Dilaudid 1 mgm max 4 per day. It works!

    Now that I am controlled the medical association and government have joined forces with public opinion that opioids are evil because the addicted were dying of overdoses. 4000 per year compared to 1.5 million chronic pain suffers. This is political and PR medicine. I have written to the medical association and government about my views. My doctor has told me his colleagues think I’m on to much! We discussed his role as a physician; that is, I need him to care for me and as the rest of the practice has not assessed me they have no business interfering with our relationship. I am dependent on him to stand up for my care. I do have a major fear of being cut off. I shall likely euphonize myself. I do not get any buzz from these drugs only pain control, I have no signs of over medication as the opioids are being consumed by the pain receptors.

    Addiction is NOT an issue but pain is and that is the focus of my care.

    My physician is gold!

  • Me and my aunt have an RLS. I have it ever since I can remember and I can only fall asleep whenever I move my legs cause it feel so uncomfortable without moving it.

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  • I had RLS scince my Childhood I couldn’t imagine how it affects in my life especially at Night I couldn’t sleep for many hours… Sometimes it comes at day time as well at that time I Normally used to rub my legs and throw my legs at Ground, I am very tired of doing this, At Night I feel so shy to sleep with my Relatives as well, I am from Nepal and I haven’t found anyone else sharing this problems from Nepal

  • Does anyone know if drug withdrawal can cause it to occur? And if so does it usually go away after awhile or will it be permanent?

  • I remember the first time it happened, I was on a trip with my family (I must have been around 15) and I just couldn’t sleep, it was crazy… It comes in waves, I can be really OK for months and suddenly it comes back and it’s awful, I just cant fall asleep, I am a doctor I am usually really tired and I fall sleep as soon as my head touches the pillow, or sooner, but this thing… Drives me mad. The worst part is that I can’t help myself, sometimes it comes during consults or while I am just sitting, reading or anything, and during the “crisis” I am afraid to try to fall asleep I know I won’t until I take alprazolam(as a last resource) but then it is really hard for me to wake up. The frustration makes me want to cry and after a few days of not sleeping properly I do. All I want to do is fall asleep is it really that hard? I feel like no one can help me.

  • Excuse me sir. Earlier everyday nearly 400=ml of codeiene and triprolide mixed syrup I am take ing sir. But past 4=days I did took any codeiene syrup sir and I am take ing valporate 500 everyday sir along that I took alprazolam0.5 mg 2=tablets sir at night but later night my both legs are getting like electric shock sir like I am rideing cycle sir please help to over come please sir

  • Hi,
    I’m here for my mom. This was a great and very informative video!! I actually felt like I learned something about my mom’s restlessness. I just wanted to ask though, can RLS be caused through in-take of antidepressants since they work like caffeine? Also can hyperthyroidism have a hand in this?

  • I have made a way to make it not annoying to me. I use my legs like I’m playing a drum set. My right leg is the bass drum or deep, bassy sounds.The left is the snare or any other high sound. This has helped me kinda control RLS and has helped me learn percussion to hundreds of songs!!!

  • I haven’t had this in a while. But when i did, it was 5 days after my lower jaw surgery. My mom and dad picked me up from the hospital and it started while we we’re in the car. That was annoying as fcuk and literally the same as everyone is describing. But luckily it stopped maybe after 15-30min, restlessness.

  • Got a great icing move. Fill up a garbage bag with ice and water. Then sit in your tub and put foot inside. Tighten bag around knee and shake bag around. It gets your calf’s and feet so ice cold. OMG ice packs don’t compare.

  • I’ve had tje urge to move my legs at bedtime like last 10 years ago since this time. I thought i just prefer my bedsheets to be silk or anything smooth so that i can move around. Now im in medical course, realizing ive been suffering and its worst now coz of my lifestyle. ��

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    You are what you eat,drink. Exercise more later on outdoors,with fresh air. Humans evolved to fill up the lungs for burst of energy. No saturated fat and all. If you consume high calorie diet. It makes healthy sense. I have failed myself quit often enough. It is easy to nonchalantly wash your hands using the hot side in the winter, wash dirty dishes on the hot side then cook without ever switching. No reason to. Even now I am sure the last thing on your mind is cold water splashing on your palms. Cooking is a rush process. I hope this helps. Any way, I am fine. so far so good. The body burns the nutrients, or even pills because you make it so. Not by sitting on the couch. Energy drink(s) is a great example but I am no doctor..experience look at the way we treat our lungs. We have heated “air” in energy saving tech room environment…good luck..it all boils down to this… Moderately let the body burn these nutrients. The body will reward you when you go to sleep at th HS hour. Again, good luck

  • I haven’t been formally diagnosed with RLS but I swear I have it. I have trouble falling asleep most nights because my left leg has a very strong urge to move. Is it painful? No but it’s really uncomfortable and it’s driving me crazy ����������

  • i usually could sleep whenever i wanted but now i get this weird feeling in my leg like i have to move it n it is kinda tingling. it effects my sleeping. but i don’t want yo self diagnose myself ����.

  • If I don’t move, it feels weird.. this is going to be inappropriate but like going for another sesh after a nut, that’s really the only weird feeling I can describe it as

  • Ive had it since I was a kid. My parents would tell me why I would kick the wall at night, it constantly comes when I’m laying down or sitting for a long time and really messed up my sleep. I find cooling my leg a little helps but the epicenter of the sensation is the area behind my left knee. It’s the worst

  • I have an anxiety disorder, and stress is always there. Then I try to sleep. It’s so unbearable sitting still that I cry out in tears, exhausted. I’m so tired but no matter what I do I can’t fall asleep. I wish I could just knock myself out.. Doesn’t happen as often as people with this syndrome but enough that I understand the suffering.

  • For me, my calfs tence up to the point where they feel like they are going to burst if I don’t stretch them out every 10 minutes. I normally massage my legs, stretch and I also crack my ankles which give a bit of relief. I’m 15 and have only recently noticed this maybe within the last 3ish months. I need tips cause it’s sooooo uncomfortable and it’s keeping me up at night.

  • I have RLS at night and I litterally am bending my legs behind my back to stretch them and feel more comfortable. I feel like I need to run a marathon or pee or both. I can use some suggestions

  • I didn’t know what it was that I had up until this year when someone who has it told me it’s an actual thing. It was such a relief to know that I wasn’t the only one. I would have it very often when I was small and it didn’t come back till a year ago. I think when unknowingly my anxiety levels are up. It comes back

  • I think I have this. It’s severe irritation mixed with a tickly sensation. I’ve started punching my legs to stop it but it doesn’t really help. It’s torture and is making me lose my mind. I can’t cope with it �� my doctor has given me amitriptyline but I don’t think it’s doing a lot. Ill try all your suggestions though and pray they help ������❤️

  • If my legs are bent as I fall asleep I wake up with the violently jurking straight n it wakes me up with pain in my lower back and vice versa if I fall asleep with straight legs

  • Sometimes the symptoms build up so much I just wanna cry because I’m in my bed moving my legs so much the second I stop it just comes back. Sometimes I’m next to my bed jumping up and down or pacing just for a bit of relief. It can be hard sometimes! Stay strong RLS friends!

  • My left leg has the urge to want to move at night for 4 years now. While laying flat on my stomach, I have my wife use her heel to firmly step and hold on the area behind my left knee just above the calf (not sure if it’s the ligament) for a few seconds. Following is a satisfying sensation on my left leg and I am able to sleep at night. Hope you all can find your solution.

  • I was recently diagnosed with enimia and I think this is what keeps me awake.

    It does get worse when I take melatonin

    I don’t know Wat it is but my legs hurt like hell and I can’t sleep

  • I just thought that moving my legs before sleeping was normal, I dont really get up but i would either swing one of my legs like a windshield if im lying on my side or kinda roll my leg left to right if I lie on my back. I would keep doing that til I fall asleep.

    I also cant keep still standing, I would keep shifting my weight on either one of my legs or keep changing position of how I stand, same with sitting, I keep changing my leg position or do that shaking up and down thing.

    I guess in some way I noticed I was different, people didnt sleep like me, they can sit or stand still waaayy longer than me. And most of the time I dont like sleepovers or being with other people in the same bed, cause I might wake them up from me moving too much or they might think Im weird (which would mean hours of no or little sleep for me)

    Maybe my symptoms arent as strong as others but I guess I’d have to bring this up to my doctor. Hopefully I can find a way to somehow relieve it.

    Thank you for this video ❤️

  • i dont shake my legs or have the need to shake them.. they just have this urge to move and if i dont move them, it just gets uncomfortable and annoying. is that the same thing?

  • my knees get jumpy and my hips do the same from drinking any fluid to fast so when i drink a glass of water in tiny sips it goes away

  • I have had RLS for The last 30 years
    The cause of RLS ia related to the líquid you have in your stomach.
    Mainly if it is full and the liquid is in the esophagus.
    That is why you dont have syntoms in the morning. The stomach is empty.
    That is why it affects pregnant women. The stomach os compressed.
    And that is why when you stand up the syntoms stop. The liquid goes back to the stomach.
    If I go to bed with my stomach empty I dont have any syntoms.
    It is like the liquid in the esophagus make a short circuit in the nervous system and it makes your brain think something is happenning in the lower part of your body. There is nothing wrong with your legs. The problem is between your brain and your esophagus.

  • I feel like its happening to me now. I think its because I’ve been doing nothing but lying down on my bed watching youtube videos.

  • Lol my asshole family refuses to believe this is real and insists that I’m shaking my legs just to piss them off and that I lack “self control”. Fuccck being Asian

  • I have it extremely bad. It’s like I can’t stop moving my legs!!
    I also have PTSD Anxiety disorder, and mild CP.
    I hope this will help,because I’ve had it since I was born.
    It’s like I have to move them every second of the night and day D’:

  • when i was 10 years old i got bad deep cut on my leg that required like 30 stitches and ever since that happened i started having rls every night and i had no idea what it was until a few years back. i’m 26 now and it’s still pretty painful

  • So your advice is to pump the individual full of chemicals, many of which makes the condition worse and/or have terrible side effects? Thanks for nothing

  • I have rls when I was little witch means that when I use to sleep I use to hit me and my sister on the face of anyywhere and it would leave them a mark and then they left me to sleep on the floor but I have iron on my body but it just hurts so bad I feel like I want to break my legs

  • Mu son don’t have problem falling asleep, but he always tend to tie his two feet and moving his legs as he sleep and also his breath is rapid at times and moving his body every now and then even though he’s not awake.

  • Just stumbled across you. I find your presentation informative and pleasantly without distractions or gimmicks. Thanks for the video, I’ll give these a try. I’ve had RLS for 15-20 years, bothersome trying to sleep, but also appears when sitting for long periods. I keep getting my iron checked, but that is OK. I’ve been on Ropinirole HCL for 8 years, and recently went to 1MG /night. It greatly helps if I remember to take an hour before lying down. I’d rather not keep increasing the dosage (I’m 58), so I’ve been using “The Stick” in addition to stretching while I brush my teeth. My trouble area is my left shin and/or knee. Also, I have chondromalacia in both knees and plantar fasciitis for 25 years (race walking in my early 30’s), so I’m going to check you other videos as well. I have several PT sheets from over the years, but too easily fall off DOING them. I’m hoping a fresh voice will get me back to happier muscles.

  • Dude I get this in my chest, like the very center or it, I need to fling my body around to get rid or it or it feels like my body is about to blow up.

  • I have RLS symptoms at night laying down trying to fall asleep.
    I stretch, if that don’t work I then do bicycle pedaling movements in bed if that don’t work I have to punch my thighs, if that don’t work I take hylands restful legs tabs. Ugh this rls is the worst at night!

  • thank you for this!! I can never get to sleep at night, it’s like my mind is wanting desperately to fall asleep but my legs just don’t. This is definitely helping!

  • Thank you for this. As a vegetarian I was not aware that low iron could cause this. Mine has gotten worse the last couple of weeks. Will have to check my diet.

  • Hi! I’m from the Netherlands and have found that smoking a very small amount of weed before going to sleep, will totally get rid of all of the symptoms. Have been struggling with RLS for a while and prefer not to use any meds. Is there anything known about the relation between Weed and RLS?