I've reported, that intermittend fasting improved my RLS but christmas threw me out of it and I couldn't get back into anymore. My RLS is so bad that I have to eat to calm it down, my brain is screaming like a baby and I can't manage to overcome it. It's like the craving for a drug. But when I eat I break my intermittend fasting, it's a vicious circle.
I experience the following:
1) if I have an RLS attack eating would calm it, maybe because food is producing dopamin/serotonin in my brain
2) If I overcome this urge to eat, the RLS stops, maybe because it doesn't get energy from food
So food seems to be like a drug to my brain and RLS a symptom of withdrawal. But I've often experience the opposite as well: I get an RLS attack when I eat because I was hungry.
And I even wake up in the middle of the night and must eat something or I can't sleep anymore.
So food is like a drug: I feel bad when I take it but I feel also bad if I don't take it.
But food isn't the only problem that has connections to my RLS. When I become tired RLS starts as well. It is spooky that Pramipexol does wonders to my body. I took Restex prolong and it calmed my legs but I couldn't sleep. After being awake for about 40 hours I felt so bad that I took 1 Pramipexol 0,35 and it beamed me away. 30 minutes after I ingested it I went to bed and slept for 13 hours.