I believe I was born with RLS I have at least had it for as long as i can remember. I am now in my 60's and have learned a lot of ways to cope wit RLS. I know for me if I over eat it will be worse, If I gain weight it will be worse, if I take meds that make me sleepy it will be worse, playing games and stuff on a computermake it worse,what makes it better, cold I live in Ohio and if my RLS acts up I go outside and sit barefooted or walk around on the porch no matter how cold it is. This will stop it. I believe it is a wake up thing, if you can get yourself totally wide awake it will go away, and usually, for me anyway, will not come back that night. I have taken gabapintin and primaproxil for years but I found you have to take them early enough that they don't really make you sleepy, If you take them later again it is worse. So I take mine at 5 or 6 and if it is a bad night I will take an extra one before going to the porch for 5 or 10 min. I was a DES daughter and my mother had a placenta previa with me. I was a repeat classical C section and the incision was made thru the placenta, she had a rapid blood loss and was without a natural pulse for I think it was 20 minutes. I did a report on it in nursing school but for some reason didn't get information on myself to see if the rapid blood loss in any way affected me. I wonder if either of these cercumstances were responsible for my RLS. Any thoughts?