My boyfriend has either sciatica or periformis problems. He will not go to the doctor so we dont know for sure. I am hoping that there will be others that have had the same experiences as he does and it will convince him to go. He is a very hard worker. we live on a small farm so he is constantly busy with one thing or another. The man never sleeps more than 4 hrs a night. When he comes in and sits down, it takes about 10-15 minutes and it starts. His leg (usually one or the other) will start jumping and kicking. sometimes as high as 2 feet. He has no control over this. I guess he says he can feel it coming on, like a tingling and then it just kicks. Its like a bolt of electricity. It is not restless leg syndrom. It only happens when he relaxes his legs. sits down. When he lays down, it stops. I rub his calves sometimes and hope he doesn't kick me. He says the sensation is on the top of the calf and i can rub the right spot and make the sensation happen. He is constantly in pain with the sciatica or periformis muscle. He does stretches and we put heat on it, but it seldom gets better. Please help if anyone has any info on this.