Hi. I just found this forum after yet another night of poor sleep due to restless leg syndrome. I have had it in my left leg since I was a child. Nobody takes you seriously but it has a huge impact on your life. I also suffer from bi polar disorder and lack of sleep can make me susceptible to bi polar episodes so it is a vicious circle.
So far I have tried all of the tips I have come across. Magnesium, iron, hot baths (we have just bought an inflatable hot tub!), soap at the end of the bed, ibuprofen. The two things that often work for me are pressure bandages wrapped very tightly - often wonder how safe this is. And getting up, making a drink and spending time out of bed in the early hours. I bed hop a lot too - I haven't ever been able to sleep in the same bed as my husband for a whole night! This makes going away difficult.
Nice to find a community of people facing the same issues but sad we are all suffering. Any tips or things I haven't tried that work?