Gabapentin restless leg syndrome

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I am unable to walk for long periods of time, the pain is not lessening even though i am currently taking myropex on a daily basis. I have had testing for restless leg syndrome, arthritis, had an mri, etc and am tired of not being able to get any relief from this because no one knows whats wrong. This has been ongoing for over 10 years and is progressively getting worse to the point I had to quit my job because I was not able to function normally. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi, restless leg syndrome (RLS) can be treated by underlying illness, if known. For example, a search for iron deficiency by blood testing to reveal underlying iron deficiency anemia by supplying iron. Elimination of caffeine, smoking and alcohol can be very helpful. Getting better sleep and exercise can help some persons affected by restless legs. Drugs include carbidopa-levodopa, opioids , tramadol for intermittent symptoms, carbamazepine, clonazepam, diazepam, triazolam, and clonidine.
Does anyone on here have Restless Leg Syndrome and are they being treated for it? and could you please list your symptoms, what it feels like. I don't believe that I have it, but my doctor put me on Klonopin to see if that helps. What I have our leg aches, ankle aches, basically all day long but they are worse after exercise and at night. They ache so much, they drive me crazy. But I don't get that creepy crawly feeling everyone talks about.
My muscles want to be tightened. I have to contract my whole body when this occurs. It's like restless leg syndrome but my entire body is involved.. I also take Gabapentin for jaw nerve pain. It doesn't really help the pain, so I don't take it as prescribed. I'm lazy about taking it. My doctor thinks if I took the Gabapentin as prescribed, the restlessness would dissipate. Does anyone know about this approach? I am desperate. Thank you soooo much!.
Lead a stress free life, have proper sleep and do regular exercise as with a good lifestyle sometimes the remissions of restless leg syndrome diminish completely. Your physician will try an array of medicines starting from pain killers like tramadol to diazepam, clonazapam, gabapentin or ropinirole. I would suggest you to go to a neurologist for proper follow up. Take care!
I can relate to your frustration completely. Although my restless leg is probably not half as severe as yours sounds, I also tend to bounce my head frequently in my sleep and it really makes getting a normal nights rest totally impossible. The only treatments I've tried are requip and taking vicodin/oxys/perks. The requip seemed to work for a short period. The opiates really made for an awesome nights sleep. But of course there is a huge risk of becoming a junkie.
I take 1800 mg.per day & split it up throughout the day. I thought I didn't need it & that it wasn't helping until I quit taking it & realized it does help with my pain. It doesn't help my headaches but seems to help with nerve pain, twitches, & restless leg syndrome. I started out with 300 mg.3x daily & moved up as needed. I do think weird dreams can be a side effect but so far I haven't experienced that.
it has also proven wonderfully effective as a mood stabilizer and has reduced the frequency of my restless leg syndrome and hot flashes...I can't say enough good things about it, gabapentin has given me back my life.
I have had the same symptoms and for the past two weeks they at first were trying to rule out MS but now they are trying to confirm a diagnosis. Two days ago because of the pins and needles and restless leg syndrome they gave me a prescription for these symptoms and to me it is a miracle drug. I actually slept through for two nights in a row. The drugs name is Gabapentin. It makes you sleepy so it is taken at bed time. They have me on 300mg capsules and I take 1-2 at bedtime.
Hi there. Restless leg syndrome can be very distressing and is associated with obesity, smoking, polyneuropathy of hypothyroidism,diabetes and kidney failure. Certain drugs like H2 blockers, caffeine, alcohol,etc. Treatment would include tackling an underlying cause if present like treat an iron deficiency anemia if present. Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake. Quit smoking, exercise and sleep well.
OK, Is it possible that the Restless Leg Syndrome I was diagnosed with from a sleep study several years ago might have been an early symptom of my maybe possible MS? It recently occured to me that I list RLS as a neurological symptom on medical forms, and that as far as I know there is no real know cause for RLS. Low iron has aggravated it, but it wasn't low when I was tested for RLS.
I had started on these meds for Restless Leg Syndrome, but have found they do help my nerve pain. When I increased the dose, it made me more sleepy at bedtime for a couple of days, and then I adjusted. I have trouble getting quality sleep, and find that 5 mg. of Ambien helps some with that.
I do not sleep well, and I get nerve pain/jitters (I get the restless leg syndrome but it is in my buttocks too and I am up off and on all night) Anyhow, I do think it defintely helps me with sleeping...huge difference. Beware, I had a lot of side effects in the beginning, give it a good couple of weeks and they subside. Ecspecially the foggy head/tiredness. Sorry I can't be more help. I say give it a try, hopefully it helps!!
My mother is currently taking neurontin for restless leg syndrome and this still seems to be giving her little to no relief. Is there anything else available for her or is there somewhere where research is being done on this disease that we could contact? Any help would be a welcome releif to the sleepless nights and pain she endures. Thank you.
I have heard/read that Neurontin/Gabapentin has really helped ease the WD for a lot of people, and has also been prescribed to help restless leg syndrome. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. Thank you and God Bless!
At first I took it for Restless Leg Syndrome, and then when the nerve pain started, tried to increase my dose of gabapentin. I did have trouble with side effects when I raised it. With Lyrica, I take a much lower dose, and it helps both my RLS and some of my nerve pain. When my nerve pain is really bad, I add Tegretol, fairly low dose, and that helps a whole bunch.
My muscles want to be tightened. I have to contract my whole body when this occurs. It's like restless leg syndrome but my entire body is involved.. I also take Gabapentin for jaw nerve pain. It doesn't really help the pain, so I don't take it as prescribed. I'm lazy about taking it. My doctor thinks if I took the Gabapentin as prescribed, the restlessness would dissipate. Does anyone know about this approach? I am desperate. Thank you soooo much!.
I get a syndrome somewhat like restless leg in the evenings that is painful and prevents sleep. Withdrawal from hydrocodone produced virtually no withdrawal symptoms (I was not taking much), but the sleep preventing syndrome persists for weeks, probably months to come. I have been desperately seeking something safe to help me sleep, while I wait for my brain disruption to normalize. About 1000mg of Gabapentin each evening shows promise after a few days.
What you describe is an opiate withdrawal symptom. A lot of people call it Restless Leg Syndrome, which I personally think is a poor name and not descriptive of the symptoms (and a lot of physicians don't even recognize it as a real condition, but one manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry). Anyway, the discomfort and pain in your leg is a very common withdrawal symptom. I eased it somewhat with lots of hot baths, and wrapping my lower legs in a heating pad.
Cold showers or baths have also been known to improve symptoms Pharmacologic treatment involves dopamine or gabapentin as first line drugs for daily restless legs syndrome. Consult your Doctor. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
If there is no other cause found, it is called as primary restless legs syndrome. Check your serum ferritin levels. Your mother may need oral iron supplementation. Increasing ferritin levels helps reduce the symptoms of restless legs syndrome. There are quite a few medicines available such as Gabapentine, which can give you some relief.Also you should go in for x-ray to rule arthritis.
I am 61 yr old lady, I had an AVM resection in February 2008, deep brain. The surgeon said the thalamus was "insulted" in the procedure. All together, I had four surgeries in 2008 related to the original AVM resection. Install a shunt in March, removal of shunt in August and cranioplasty to replace the bone flap in September. In April 2008, about 60 days after the original AVM resection, I started experiencing debilitating headaches and nausea.
I also have Restless Leg Syndrome, so my doctor has me on 3 mgs. of Klonopin at night for that. The combination of the two medications, seem to help with the nighttime spasms. There are other drugs that work on spasms, but I will not list them here. Some of them are addicting, like the Klonopin that I take. But these kinds of things you need to talk with your doctor about. Maybe the two of you can come up with a plan that will work for you.
For a year and a half I have been having painful nighttime leg cramps/spasms. They are excruciating, not like what I hear about restless leg syndrome. Now, a few days ago, I woke up having a spasm, like I normally do, and then it almost seemed to crawl up my body and I had a seizure. Two people witnessed it. I was taken to the ER and had a ct scan, all ok. Now I am seeing a neurologist. I had an EEG done, also ok, but have a 72 hour EEG and a brain MRI scheduled.
It turns out that I was diagnosed as having BCFS, or Benign Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome. I wish MedHelp would add BCFS as a category, since it is kind of hard to find out a whole lot about it on the internet. Here are a few links that I have found useful about it: http://www.nextination.com/aboutbfs/faqgeneral.htm http://www.ionchannels.org/showabstract.php?pmid=16343787 I saw a neurologist in August. The neurologist performed an EMG, EEG, and an MRI.
I don't have leg pain but was just talking with someone about restless leg syndrome (RLS). What you describe sounds much more intense than RLS. I'm glad to hear you didn't break anything in your falls. I guess that means you really do need to hang on to that walker until this episode passes. I vote for springtime as the best remedy for everyone!
I thought it could be related to sciatica or restless leg syndrome, but I have never been diagnosed with either?
I have similar symptoms in the legs (burning, itching, numbness, vibrations, tingling, etc.) I believe mine is caused by RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). Some of you may be too. My mother was diagnosed with it and went through a study. There is a medication that helps (worked for her). I have not gone to a doctor for mine. Mine is worse at night, but I have symptoms during the day as well (especially the vibrations in my feet). Google RLS online for more information.
For the past 2 days I have a very slight heat sensation in my lower left leg (no other problems). Is this some thing I should be concerned about now, or wait for my drs. appt in a few weeks?
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