When I first developed RLS 10 years ago I got rid of it by limiting saturate fat in my diet and completely cutting out gluten. Gluten was the big trouble-maker (I made repeated attempts to check this out, it all confirmed it). However, I developed it again in a big way when I cut dairy out of my diet. Turns out, dairy is very high in lysine, which limits the HSV-1 (or HSV-2), oral herpes, virus. I had changed to eating a lot of nuts, which are very high in arginine, which the virus loves. The HSV-1 virus (which almost everyone has) hides in nerves, so I figured that I had some virus in my sciatic nerve (under my knee) and that was getting activated by the high arginine diet. So, I put non-fat dairy back into my life and supplement with lysine (particularly if I eat nuts). I’ve also completely cut out saturated fat (including coconut oil and cocoa butter (think dark chocolate)) and gluten (very important to get rid of). I also put some clove oil under my knee (which the virus hates). This all helped immensely! Thank Heavens! It is a terrible problem. Hope this helps someone else.
All of these changes mean I eat a lot healthier. So I figure my RLS was a bell-weather signal to get me to eat healthier. I can take a bit of dairy fat (not much) and also MCT oil. Magnesium is good. I got off caffeine, but not sure what effect this had. Supposedly it’s bad for an HSV infection. Hot bath at night with Epsom Salts. I can still have a bit of RLS, but not near what it was. Mini-tramp helps.