I had restless legs for about 18 months and to my ultimate joy it has stopped. I tried to find out why I had restless legs on every website I could find then one morning my husband was reading the side effects of Omeprazole. Two years ago my doctor prescibed a strong anti inflamatory drug together with Omeprazole to stop the acid building up in my stomach. This really helped with the pain I was experiencing however I statrted getting restless legs after about 3 months and it got steadily worse. I was so tired waking every night with what felt like electric shocks going through my entire body.
Then the revelation came when my husband read out one of the side effects of taking Omeprazol 'Hypomagnesaemia (low levels of magnesium in the blood)' after some investigating I found that low levels of magnesium can result in restless leg syndrome. So I stopped taking this drug on 17th Feb 2016 and satrted taking a magnesium supplement, over the past 15 days I have had only 1 slight episode of restless leggs. This is my story and is NOT a suggestion for anyone else to change their medication but I know it has helpped me. I will continue to take magmesium for 10 weeks to build up my levels. I will report back after the 10 weeks to let you know if my restless legs returns.