Hi, have suffered from RLS since a teenager, but it all got much worse a year or so ago. As written in a previous post, I began pramipexole, but it stopped working and I got augmentation, so after reading this forum, I decided to try to avoid the dopmanine agonists. So, am trying FODMAPS diet, valium (works) and codeine (worked for a while and then didn't) and then decided to try hypnotherapy - suggested by a family member. The practitioner I visited also uses a range of other techniques, including EFT, and relaxation and breathing exercises, which I have been doing, and am very surprised to say, have been working. My legs aren't "cured" but the intensity is less and now manageable with a small dose of valium , massage and stretching - maybe the diet I am on also helps, but I am unsure. It is harder than just popping a pill, as it involves a time commitment, and had you asked me whether I thought it would work I would have been very sceptical, but there is no doubt in my mind it has helped the RLS. So I thought I would let you all know in case anyone is interested in exploring this avenue. Note, it was a while after stopping the dopamine ags., before the immediate worsening calmed down. Thanks
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