my nasty insomnia continues, only this time, i'm not only taking forever to fall asleep, i also wake up for hours at a time. I know some of it is anxiety and racing thoughts, but my legs are doing this thing where there's this deep ache and tension in the muscles, and i feel like i have to constantly kick, stretch, and practically tread water in my bed to relieve it. Trying to lay still is like holding in a sneeze. torture! It's also causing strain on my romantic relationship because i become angry and flustered and i'm kicking all over the place in the bed. Reading up on RLS, i would have expected articles to say "we dont know what causes it" (in other words, probably TMS) but there were many mentions of dopamine imbalance. I recall dopamine levels are important in managing anxiety, and i feel like anxiety exacerbates this. I have always believed in TMS, but honestly, have a hard time putting mind/body into practice. When i'm having anxious insomnia, i try deep slow breathing first. however, i get pangs in my chest when i do this because i feel like i'm suffocating by breathing slow. I'm stumbling around work feeling like i'm going to collapse because of my fatigue. I feel like i'm slightly more of a hazard driving. I dont need other ailments for sure Also, lack of sleep makes my pain worse.