Thank you to you all for your hard won words of wisdom. I am so sorry to hear of your suffering, I had no idea that RLS is so prevalent until I came across this website. Previously I have been an occasional sufferer that could be corrected by eating a steak & green veg. I have recently taken action to remove a long term stressor from my life & consequently recently stopped taking the anti-depressant Citalopram. Perhaps I did not reduce the dose slowly enough before stopping completely as I was launched into a weird visual disturbance and night time restless legs, the latter of which has been getting worse & I can feel it creeping into my arms. The visual issue has now cleared but the rls torments me at night. Increasing my water intake, stretching & Paracetamol & codeine used to relax me enough to sleep but not with this episode. So, your posts have been educational regarding dopamine & serotonin, remedies & medicines. I have now reduced my tea intake & loaded up with: Gentle Iron, Calcium & Magnesium, L.plantarum containing probiotic formula.
I take daily walks on the local hillside but at the moment this appears to be making matters worse. I have stiff joints due to previous inactivity (& poor diet) so I'm also trying a Turmeric remedy. I'll let you know how I get on.
Best wishes for 2017