When I go to bed, my legs begin to crawl in the knees. They feel like they need to stretched until they pop, kinda like popping a knuckle. This feeling keeps me up all night and to the point of tears and exhaustion. I get up and down every 10 minutes because that is all I can take. My brain is ready for sleep but my knees wanna be pulled. I don't think it is RLS because I do not involuntarily kick my legs, I just stiffen them up, trying to stretch them as long as I can. What can cause this and is there something I can do to prevent it?
I have the same sensation. But I get it also when seated for a long time, like while sitting on the couch watching TV, or sitting at a movie. And I definitley get it more at night, and when lying in bed. It does not keep me up all night, but it's very annoying because I can't hold still for long. But it doesn't sound like RLS either. It's like a gnawing discomfort and I absolutely HAVE to extend the leg straight and stretch the knee joint. I wish I knew what it was!!! It also happens more on the right leg than on the left, for some reason.
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