I have suffered from RSL since my early teens, it has been characterised by intervals of waves of pain that seem to run down the inside of my legs, that can only be relieved by moving, tensing, or jolting my leg in some way. I have experienced these symptoms on and off for the past 20 years. Recently, i noticed a connection between drinking diet coke and my RSL. Every single time i drink diet coke in the afternoon/ evening, i get Restless leg syndrome flaring up.. It does not happen when i drink coffee, so there is something else in diet coke that is contributing to its onset.
I know this is not scientific evidence, but given that the scientific method really only gives the most likely hypothesis in a controlled environment that is targeting this very question, i personally know what is happening in my body.
If anybody drinks aspartame and suffers from restless leg syndrome, try and omit it from your diet, and see what happens.. Do some of your own scientific research. it might help. If it doesn't help, hopefully you can find the toxin that is triggering this reaction in your body. My guess is that there are a bunch of different substances that trigger this condition so a careful targeted approach to omitting different toxins might yield good results for you..
any comments please go ahead..