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Old 07-26-2013, 06:05 AM   #1
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Is this really RLS?

Hey there!

My name is Alexander, I'm a 23 year old guy from Sweden and I'm currently suffering from this incredibly annoying, weird sensation in my right lower leg that I can't see to give any explanation to.

The problem with my right lower leg started this started the day before yesterday, after I had had an intense interval-based jogging session. It hit me some hour after the training, and as with RLS it's hard to describe the sensation. I wouldnt, however, categorize it as most people do when they try to explain their RLS, i.e. as "an intense urge to move", "twitchy", "burning", "hurting" or "creepy" feeling. It doesn't feel like ants are trying to crawl up and down my leg, but it DOES feel as if there is this thick rubberband in my leg that someone's trying to pull. And here's the thing: it doesn't even get remotely better when I move, and as such I don't get an urge to do so, and my legs don't twitch or move involuntarily when I sit still/sleep/whatever either! It doesn't get better the slightest when I move, nor does it when I stretch! It goes without saying that I sleep completely fine, but the sensation drives me nuts during the day.

I have had this sensation once before, like half a year ago (I think this too was after an intense jogging session) and my doctor seemed to be inexperienced with RLS (given as he said so himself...), but he wanted me to give a blood sample for them to analyze. Turns out everything is completely fine in that department. Amongst other things, my supply of iron is completely normal, and if anything, I almost have more magnesium in my body than is considered normal. I still take magnesium-supplements though, just in case.

So what the hell? The only thing I know is that I'm very stiff in parts of my body due to previous episodes in my life which triggered great ammounts of stress, and that I go to a masseur on a regular basis to push out the stiffness in my neck and shoulders, mostly. I did ask him to kneed my calves and thighs half a year ago when I also experienced this, and while it hurt as hell, it didn't do a thing. Seems like my previous episode of this annoying sensation just vanished by itself somehow.

So, does this fall under the scope of what is called RLS?

Thanks in advance!


EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention that I do take 15mg ever morning of an antidepressant drug (SSRI) that's called Cipralex. Still, I've used this drug for probably 3-4 years without problems, and it's still only after intense jogging sessions that I get this sensation.

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