RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME (rls) CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS. I am a 73 y.o.retired RN with recently diagnosed rls- (this is my first posting-August 2017). I am trying to find causes for my rls and believe that part of the problem is connected to other medical problems and the drugs prescribed for them. In the past 2 years I have gotten off many Rx drugs thru switching to a plant -based diet-mostly by following Joel Furhman's Nutritarian diet. So far so good.From my research I have learned several things-most commonly not enough is known re effective rls treatment, many doctors don't seem to realize how life-changing rls can be, and at times don't take the pain and sleeplessness seriously enough. So my solution is to do my own research and share my info with my doctors so we can work together on solutions. I believe patients are partners with their physicians regarding treatment and not just passive recipients of medical advice to be followed blindly.My major interest at this time is the possible connection between rls and SIBO ( small intestine bacterial overgrowth). My other discovery is that I believe the blood thinner Coumadin is somehow involved with my rls. Not much info is available on this subject except to say the two are probably not connected. I believe they are. Can you tell I'm not a fan of 'Big Pharma'? Certainly Rx (prescription) drugs have a place in good health care but I want to try other solutions before adding a new prescription. Love to hear from others who have blazed this trail before me. Thanks, silverdolphin73.