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Here is a recent posting from Johns Hopkins Medical University. If you are really suffering you will really read the whole article which is about one page. Then let your imagination go as well as your googling. Whatever you find that helps your RLS or might help google that item and "dopamine release" or "dopamine receptors." The bottom line is we all have lousy dopamine receptors most likely due to our brains inability to get and retain enough iron, even though our bodies' stores of iron may be normal or high. You gotta get that iron across the blood brain barrier. And whatever you take probably has to have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier be it potassium or magnesium or calcium. Just as important is what you should not be taking such as antihistamines, antidepressants, antacids, statins, melatonin and sugar substitutes to name just a few. The best treatment may be simple calorie restriction and going to be hungry. Even if it doesn't give complete relief you may be able to undereat and then take a small amount of medication, or iron or potassium to get you the rest of the way to sleep.
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