Gabapentin dosing for rls

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I've been thru the withdrawals going cold turkey 3 times in the past without anything to help. I was presribed gabapentin about a month ago for pain. It didn't help for that. I did some research on it and it is used for withdrawals. It has been 90% easier than before and trust me, I know how bad it is. The only syptoms I have had this time is I'm just a little cold and a bit of anxiety but nothing like before.
I am taking 15MG of long acting oxys for my knee but when I have to walk it does not help too much and I have to spend the rest of the day with my knee burning and trying just to get it comfortable which is pretty much useless.
Gabapentin (prescription drug) may halep with the restless leg syndrome (RLS). They worked for me, though they may make you sleepy. When a doctor of mine once suggested I reduce my intake of tramadol, she prescribed gabapentin. I pretty much blew it off - I wasn't wanting to reduce my tramadol intake at the time. Months later after I began cold turkey withdrawal from the drug, I was desperate for anything to reduce my RLS and I tried some of the gabapentin. BINGO, they worked for me.
I have been diagnosed with SEVERE sleep apnea, RLS and insomnia (doing CBT for the insomnia). Recently, I have been dosing off for just a few minutes or seconds at a time while awake, which is totally abnormal for me as I have insomnia. This doctor had me come in again and do a 48 hr. sleep study where I spent the night and then all the next day and every 2 hours, I would take a 20 min. nap. His assistant called and told me that I don't have narcelepsy (sp?
I agree I was given Gabapentin for RLS and once back in 2010 when I ran out of my pain killers I TOO heard Gaba worked to controll withdrawal symptoms..THE ONLY thing it did was make me sleep but I still had the OTHER, horrible symptoms. It "May" work for her...Im just saying it did NOTHING for me. and I also think it depends on The person....I have known people that have been on pain meds and went cold turkey and only felt bad for a week....
When I jumped of vicodin, I had bad flu-like symptoms for 4-5 days. The rls and sleep issues lasted a few more weeks. The lack of energy came and went for quite some time. It is the mental/emotional stuff that hangs around for awhile. As we put our brain thru a lot of cr@p with those meds and it takes awhile. Have you see the Thomas Recipe link at the bottom of the page? It will give you a list of items on hand to help with symptoms for WD. Make sure you hydrate.
Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.
He said due to the type of person I was Clondidine and Gabapentin will work for ya. Believe me it is working after being 3 years on Vikes. Thats why say again Everyone is different. Now to Whenwillitend. I hope whatever you decide to do works best for you. We will get thru the ups and downs. Good Luck!
take hot baths with epsom salt for aches,pains and rls. Force yourself to eat small amounts and move around.keep yourself busy. My friend please get yourself into some therapy. It is very easy to continue using and just switch addictions. There is healing from your years of substance abuse. You deserve to be free. Look up recovery groups and start to attend some meetings. There is a lot of help and support is you avail yourself of it. The chains and bondage of addiction can be broken.
Its been so long now that I can't even remember why I started taking codeine in the first place I just know that for the last many years, I needed to take it to actually get to sleep. I hardly ever took them during the day, except for the odd occassion that I had a headache or a toothache and then I would only take 3. It was night time that I would wait until everyone went to bed and then sit there and down up to 30.
I considered getting on Gabapentin for my restless legs, but I'm trying to manage without. I think if it gets too bad, it's ok to try to cope with the symptoms the best you can, but just know what you're getting into. Do your research and don't just take one persons word for it. I wish I had known more about methadone before getting on. I would have most likely ran in the other direction. I traded up for sure. I'm glad you liked that song.
I think this place attracts some of the most intelligent and caring people in the world. So gratifying. I haven't posted for a very long time ... but I will always keep this thread going. I remember so well the desperation I had to hear from anyone ... anyone about how they got off. Now there's years worth of posts from people round the world who kicked Tram.
I have suffered from serious back pain caused by spinal stenosis for about 8 years. for the last 2 years, i have been taking percocet in the strength of 5/325. I usually take 4-5 over the course of a 20 hour day. my Dr. writes me a rx for 120 every month. I am at the point where i want to stop relying on painkillers, and the anxiety that comes with " what do i do if i run out early?"....
Personally, I had to wean off Savella and I am not on Cymbalta and doing ok. I also take Gabapentin for the PN. Good luck and I hope you get some help. You sound like a very caring husband - she is lucky for that. I have one too and am so grateful.
I've been using gabapentin for a few years now and have found it's the only thing that has worked for me. I've had no side effects other than maybe (and I say maybe) a little drowsiness. Other than that, I can go itch free for the night. I can take up to 2400 mgs a day, but haven't reached that dosage yet. During the bad times I take about 1800 mgs a day. Also, during real intense times, I gob mineral ice on my arms before going to bed.
Oxycontin.- While awaiting the scan results I was given oxycontin for pain relief, this seemed to do the trick for 2 weeks, 10mg 2x a day, then things hurt again so up the dose went 20mg 2x a day, then 40mg 2x a day, then 80mg 2x a day and up to 120mg 2x a day, recognise the scenereo anyone??..
How long does hydrocodine show up in your system for a drug test. I take this drug for the pain I get with Lymes Disease. I'm starting a new job and they will ask for a drug test. How soon do I need to get off of them so it don't show up on my test. Thanks.
I am in the process of getting off of tramadol. It was prescribed for me for ocassional use for mild to moderate pain like headache, muscle soreness, etc. I used it only ocassionally for several months. About 4 months ago, I became involved in a fairly intense project and was experiencing more discomfort. Without really thinking much about it, I started using tramadol every day and then increased this to 2-3 times each day.