I told you that I was keeping a chart of RLS incidences and possible causes.
Since starting to take Magnesium Citrate (2x200mg daily) my RLS has definitely decreased to a more manageable level. I 'top up' with Iron Bisglycinate 20 mg daily when I am told I have a low level (which has occurred throughout my life since I was young)
I now take Ropinirole 1mg at night time (I wish I could decrease this)
For me (I know it is different for everyone) the MAIN aggravators are:
*Wine (I think it may be the sulphites)
*Sitting for 2 hours or more (which I sometimes need to do)
*Using my laptop on my lap
*Nights when I cannot sleep AT ALL (normally I have about 3-4 hours sleep if I'm lucky)
Secondary aggravators are:
*Eating sweet foods after 8 p.m. - it does have an effect
*Exercise can make my RLS WORSE and walking for some distance does not help either, though exercise is supposed to help RLS.
Other alcoholic drinks (though I hasten to say I do not drink a lot!) do not seem to affect my RLS.
It may not help many of you to have these details but if they help just one person to escape the misery the RLS causes, then I will be glad.