Hi all, I'm new to this forum but have had restless legs for over 30 years. I've never seen my doctor about it because I try to keep off drugs. For the past 5 years or so I have been using spatone iron and that has generally kept it at bay. That is until i went on omeprazole. At first I was ok but after a couple of months it was terrible and was in my arms too and then I started to get it during the day which I have never had before. I came off the omeprazole but the restless legs won't go away now even with the spatone. I don't get it every night but almost. For 40 years I have also been an insomniac averaging about 2 hours sleep a night. My mind won't shut down. I think I have idiopathic insomnia which has no known cause but now i am getting older my body can no longer cope with the lack of sleep. I have only ever used sleeping tablets on a couple of occasions and they did not work but occasionally I have used Sleep Aid by Kirkland but have now found out that antihistamines can cause restless legs. Can anyone confirm to me whether gabapentin is the same as GABA that you can buy over the internet as this looks like a possible help for both insomnia and rls. and what are the side effects and what is the best dose. I am going to my doctors on Monday to see if he can send me to a sleep clinic but i'm not holding my breath.