Wow, maybe I'm not crazy either. After years (about 25 or so) I may have an answer to my problem (at least one of them). I get this strange sensation that I cant explain so haven't said too much to the doctors, but I will try here. Often (and it come in spells) where I will jerk awake and I just want to squeeze my legs together and my whole inside as far as that go. I get it some during the day but it is so much more noticible when I am trying to sleep or STAY asleep. I toss and turn, watch TV inbed (and drive my husband crazy), get up and get online. And a lot of times, my hubby says I throw my legs around a lot (and keep him awake).
I have found xanax works best for me. He said I was having anxieties attacks. Well, I know what anxiety attacks are and these aren't. But I took him up on the xanax b/c I knew it would work. I am being treated for fibromyalgia and part of that is treating for sleeping disorders but nothing works except for xanax. But under my dr's supervision and I only take it every few days and he (the dr) says that as long as I take just the dose I am taking I won't have an addiction problem. I am seeing a neuro next month for facial numbness. Is a neuro the dr you ask about this or do I specifically ask my PCP if this is RLS?
Please answer - I am waiting to hear.