Hi all, I'm new to the forum but not to RLS. I've had it, lightly, all my life as has my mother (worse than me).
A good few months ago I was lying in bed, with my feet not happy, unable to sleep and I suddenly remembered the pills my mother used to take decades ago. They were called Limb Ease, you could buy them from the chemist and they worked. Of course they stopped making them many many moons ago.
Then I remembered that there was a very old box in the bathroom cabinet, for emergencies. I pulled it out and checked the active ingredient listed in the leaflet. Then I googled.
It was Inositol Nicotinate.
Available in capsule form from ebay. There's 500mg and 1000mg available. I got the smaller dose as that was what Limb Ease were. The dose is one or two pills. It's niacin, but there are several other forms of niacin available and I have no idea if the others work
This one does. I take a capsule before I turn the light out and no problems since. Even when it was so hot. Sometimes I take a second but that's rare.
I have no idea if this has been mentioned on this or any other RLS forum but I really thought someone out there might be helped by this. BTW, I asked at my chemist and it was four times the ebay price.
Sorry for not posting before. Hope this helps.