I have been diagnosed with RLS and I have been prescribed Ropinerole but I coudn't take them because they contain E172 colour and I am badly allergic to that colour.
I searched the internet to find any alternative that would help me sleep and I have come across a couple of things:
1- Amytriptiline can cause or amplify RLS. I was on that drug to help against pain at night but I have now stopped taking it.
2- The combination of Magnesium and Calcium could help relieving the symptoms of RLS.
I have bought from Boots vitamin supplement that contains the mixture of Calcium and Magnesium and since I have not had any problems with RLS. When I met with my neurologist, I did mention the fact that I was taking this supplement and she confirmed that this was a combination that could help RLS.
I have to admit that my RLS is mild but, I am certain that the steps that I have taken have definitely help.
I just thought to pass on this information in case it can help anyone else.