It turns out I might have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). You've probably had one, two, or several laughs at people claiming to have RLS. Well I have anyway. But now it's not so funny
Two nights ago I was laying in bed and I just had this really weird feeling in my thighs that would sometimes go down to my calves. I'd toss and turn to get comfortable, massage my legs, and that would help anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes but the sensation just kept coming back. I thought that maybe I had been sitting down too long today and just needed some circulation to get rid of the feeling. So I'd walk around the house, get some food, hop back on the computer for a few minutes and eventually would feel fine.
But when I laid back down within two minutes the sensation would come back in both legs. It's hard to describe the feeling but it's basically almost like a burning sensation although it's short of actually being painful. Regardless it's damn near impossible to sleep when it's happening. I can barely keep my legs still for more than a minute because the feelings just get too uncomfortable. The only way to relieve the comfort is to move your legs and you can't sleep when you have this weird @$$ feeling in your legs and you can't sit still. Thus Restless Leg Syndrome.
Last night I got maybe 2 hours of sleep. 3 hours the night before. I've had sleep issues for almost 2 years now but me and my parents have never known why. I've been taking sleep aids, prescription and over the counter, for over a year now. But I've been trying to wean myself off of the Lunesta and I think maybe that's why these symptoms are popping up. In a few days I'll probably have to take part in a sleep study to figure out what's wrong exactly but I'm 90% sure it's RLS. It's pretty much the only explanation and I have pretty much all of the symptoms. I think I've had it for awhile I just never put the connection together. Or the symptoms were so small I didn't notice. But the $hit I've been feeling the last few days is bad.
So if you're one of those people who thinks RLS is a joke or not real, it is. And it fu-king sucks. So don't laugh at people who claim they have RLS like I did. Even though it's fun to do.
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