Thanks for your response. As I previously mentioned, there’s a difference between RLS and Periodic Limb Movement, or PLM’s
RLS is diagnosed in the Dr.s office, because it occurs while you’re awake. It’s called restless legs because you have a strong urge to move your legs due to discomfort.
PLM’s, on the other hand, are involuntary movements that happen when you’re asleep. These are diagnosed during a sleep study.
RLS can be treated with medication, as can PLM’s. However, PLM’s can also be caused by sleep apnea. If you’re struggling to breathe, your legs will quite naturally twitch and kick. In that case, eliminating the apnea, will clear up the PLM’s.
I said all that to say that it sounds like you have PLM’s NOT RLS; although people can have both. That’s important, because each could require a different form of treatment. And it sounds like your Dr. is working on that.
Also, do you have any heart problems, or are you diabetic? Long story short, the stress that sleep apnea puts on your body causes these, and more.
I would definitely talk with your Dr., and voice your concerns about the health risks of under treated sleep apnea. As for your suspicions of Narcolepsy, see the following link:
A sleep study followed by what’s called a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). This is a series of naps to determine how fast you fall asleep and how soon you enter REM…
It just might be time for another sleep study. And maybe effectively treating your OSA will clear everything up.