There was a study conducted at a hospital recently on RLS. A pain management doctor was in charge and it lasted one month. The patients came back in on a weekly basis. Although many people have RLS due to other issues, the interruption of sleep is extremely important during withdrawal and detox.
It was noted that the majority of the patients had an iron deficiency and had low levels of dopamine. One elderly lady had a severe case of RLS, and unfortunately, was needlessly taking a Parkinson’s drug for it, called Levadopa.
One pain doctor wanted to use natural supplements and avoid prescription medications. It was also noted that the more active the people were as far as an exercise regime, the less severe their symptoms were.
Below is what he prescribed for them. All are over the counter supplements.
IRON- taken with vitamin C and zinc to aid in the absorption of the iron
Folic acid 400-800 mg along with B-12 500-1000 mcg
Magnesium – 800 mg at night taken with a small glass of tonic water
Choline -1000-2000 mg a day (usually grouped within the Vitamin B Complex) (choline increases dopamine in the system and is also believed to decrease the urge to smoke)
Nicotine, alcohol and caffeine were to be avoided