I have suffered with RLS for forty years. Finally, I have found my cure, and would like to share it with you. First of all, I've tried everything, from drugs (Requip) to quitting sugar, caffeine, putting a bar of soap at my feet! About 3 months ago, after a period of 2 weeks with no symptoms, I wracked my brain trying to figure out what was different. The only thing I could think of was that I hadn't had cheese for that long. During my google investigation, I found a few articles on the relationship between dairy and RLS. Long story short, I quit cheese (all dairy, actually) and haven't suffered since--except one night last week after eating what I thought was a vegan salad from Granville Restaurant. Turns out it wasn't vegan after all. It was a delicious Mexican cheese, which I will never intentionally eat again. FYI, I still don't eat caffeine, sugar, or drink alcohol, which may help. But nothing has made such a dramatic improvement as giving up the cheese. I hope this helps someone.
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