Natural remedies for RLS that have worked for you?

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Hello fellow RLS sufferers, I've been taking Clonzapam for the past several months with great results. I'm a little scared because it is habit forming and I would prefer a natural remedy for my RLS. 

What have you tried that works? 

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    I am interested that you are on Clonazepam as this is what I am taking. I have tried pramipexole and Ropinirole but couldn't get on with either. I too would very much like a natural remedy!

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    Hi, I have struggling with RLS for about 20 years.  About four months ago I went onto the Monash University's ModMap Diet for Irritable Bowel and if I stick strictly to the diet and  don't have caffine (coffee, tea, chocolate) I have no RL.  

    I also exclude nightshades (Potatoes, capsicums, tomatoes also carrots) but I am not sure if this is necessary.

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      Go to the Monash uni site and you will see that it is almost an extension of a gluten free diet.    You can get an App for your phone that helps a lot.

      I have had RLS for 50 years and the only thing thats worked for me is the FODMAP diet

      Come back if you need any extra help.

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      Hi Sue

      I have used the FODMAP diet with great success.

      I have no problem with potatoes capsicum carrots or tomatoes.   In fact they make up a lot of my diet!

      Of course thats my body and yours may be sensitive to some of these.   I didn't realise that these veges belonged to one group.

      I am having trouble reintroducing other foods so I can expand my diet a bit.   You are only supposed to be on the FODMAP diet for 8 to 10 weeks but I have been on it for nearly a year and I seem to be intolerant of all groups I try.

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    Anyone heard anything about eating ricotta cheese?  Does it contain natural levodopa, or did I just dream this?
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      Hi Ratfancy

      I haven't heard about that.   It seems to me to be much better to follow the science and adopt the FODMAP diet and then reintroduce foods that you find dont give you a problem.

      If you have already tried that and it didn't work for you then I would try everything anyone offered just in case.   At least ricotto cheeses is tastier than live spiders or frogs noses.   Not saying I wouldnt try all three if someone else claimed they were a cure.

      Good Luck


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    Hi Srahjayne

    I actually dont use the App because my phone is an antique and I cant upgrade my operating system.

    I have a friend with the App and I am jealous because it looks very good and gives her an immediate answer about most foods.

    She downloaded it from the Monash site I think.   I think it costs a few dollars.   If you can't find it there let me know and I'll ask her

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