Re: restless muscles and fatigue problems
Welcome, welcome to the boards!
I have seen many posts similar to yours...and I will tell you what I think. Some of what I think is based on my personal experience with movement disorders. Some of what I think is based on the information I've read in the past two years.
Based on what I've read in the scientific literature your symptoms do not sound like restless leg syndrome. RLS is just that...an involuntary urge to move one's legs. There are other movement disorders that address the movement of legs and other body parts, and one of those conditions is called "periodic limb movement syndrome". I was diagnosed with periodic limb movement syndrom by a board certified sleep specialist, after having a sleep study done. But I don't think you have a movement disorder.
Because you've been to doctors, had tests done, and have had doctors say they don't know (when docs say the problem is stress, depression, or anxiety, in my opinion, they are telling you they don't know what is wrong!!), I am going to make what may seem like a "radical" suggestion....
Over the years a number of posts coming from the UK have had similar symptoms...it's almost as if there's a theme (or an unrecognized epidemic)..and it's similar to a theme that occurs in my area. The theme involves a variety of symptoms (sore throat, rashes, muscle and joint problems, cracking/popping/vibrating sounds, candida, stomach problems, ear and eye problems,and the list goes on). Some people have only one symptom, some people seem to have them all! The symptoms come, the symptoms go...new symptoms come, old symptoms get worse. Nothing is ever the same and the tests reveal little and the doctors blame it on stress, anxiety, and despression.
People with these symptoms have posted on sleep disorders, restless leg, menopause, nervous system, anemia, etc boards....but the only place I have come across similar symptoms and treatments that seem to be effective (antibiotics) are on the Lyme Disease Boards.
Lyme Disease has been found in the ticks in London's Parks so it is in the UK...and given the number of posts on this board, it goes undiagnosed...but that is an opinion based on what I have read these past two years. I'm not qualified to diagnose you.
If you want more info, I would encourage you to scoot over to the Lyme Boards and begin reading the stickies at the top...do lots of reading...too many people stop before they find the info they need.