Re: Severe Leg Pain
Although people experience different "feelings" with restless leg and with periodic limb movements, your descriptions aren't similar to my symptoms nor are they similar to those of others that I have read about...that's not to say it's not rls, but in my 1-3 years of reading about these conditions, I haven't seen a similar description of symptoms.
In my personal opinion, whenever new symptoms develop, one should immediately investigate the possibility of side effects of a medication one is currently taking or has recently discontinued. Many, many symptoms are caused by medications one has recently taken...even though they may have taken the offending medications for years without previous problems. When investigating side effects, check a number of sources...pharmacists, doctors, web sites, friends/relatives, etc. This is important because there is no one source that lists all of the side effects. I experienced vision problems with medications and after a year of reading, the culprits have been identified....despite denials from 4-5 specialists! Please note few doctors look for side effects and instead prescribe lots and lots of unnecessary tests for fear of lawsuits.
Other possible causes of leg movements/pain include diet deficiencies (anemia, electrolyte imbalances) and sleep disorders like sleep apnea...but again, if I were in your shoes I'd start looking at meds, past and present, as side effects can start at will.