Gabapentin dosage for restless legs

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Avatar n tn try my fetal stretch. I have been suffering with severe restless legs syndrome for 35 years. A month ago, I accidently found a method to eliminate the symptoms for approximatel 24 hours. I call it the fetal stretch and it has changed my life. When i feel the symptoms resuming, i simply lay on my side, get into a very tight fetal position, really stretching the back and legs, hold for 2 minutes, release, and symptoms disappear for about 24 hours.
1140169 tn?1370188676 3- Are weird dreams/nightmares a side effect of Gabapentin? 4- Are you taking or have you tried Gabapentin? Hoe does/did it work for you? What dosage do/did you take? Thanks all, looking forward to your comments.
Avatar m tn Also, gabapentin helps with restless legs. I took gabapentin during opiate withdrawals and it put an end to rls. You could probably get by without the codeine from now on if you choose to do so. Best of luck!
1179332 tn?1297482590 I frequently wake up at night due to very restless arms and legs as well as joint pain. So she recommended that I try a very low dose of Gabapentin (which I think is neurontin?). I read the info that came with it and I see that it is an anti-seizure drug but at a much lower dosage it is used to treat nerve pain. My first question: Has anyone tried it for the same reasons and what results have you had?
372680 tn?1228165210 I've only been on it two days, with a much lower dosage (was taking 1200mg gabapentin/day versus 75mg Lyrica once at night!) and much much much better results (I only take one or two 300mg gapabentins a day). The only down side is that it makes me sleepy, but I'm sure that will wear off a bit or completely once I'm used to it. The other thing is that while it makes me sleepy, it does not entirely combat my chronic insomnia, but it does make it easier to cope.
1573548 tn?1330460463 Hi, I just picked up a prescription for Gabapentin. I really am worried. I was using Norco for pain which helped sometimes in reducing pain but never relieving it. I am now hopeful reading your post. Wish me luck!
1218873 tn?1300094816 I have pain in arms, legs and chest. Restless leg and tolal body restlessnass was bad. No sleep and nexr day still in pain. Im nat sure this could happen this fast or maybe i have like a flu or something. any ideas?
293157 tn?1285877039 Hey, Wobbles. Been taking gabapentin for several months now, for that nasty pain behind the eyes, the pain that made me feel as if the backs of my eyeballs were badly bruised. Though it was a real bear to get used to it, gabapentin has been the only thing prescribed for me that has had any lasting positive effect. The Health Page on treating neuropathic pain lays out the cautions well. Start slow, and move slower. It will be worth it in the end -- probably.
Avatar f tn 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. But I 've read wildly different things about this drug - from it being non-addicting, to it being harder to get off than the benzos! I do not know who or what to believe about this drug.
482441 tn?1235234058 Alot of what you describe is also what my legs feel like. Although mine never feel cold, I do have one area on my outer thigh where I have peripheral nerve damage that seems to stay cold to the touch. You may have a couple of other things going on, but alot of what you have described to me, in the form of pain in one eye, more leg pain on one side, etc., remind more of symptoms of MS. Do you have MS? I don't know that, since I am not a doctor.
Avatar f tn the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at dosage changes. Tingling in the fingers or toes lessens over time; occasionally have bad days. I do tend to have numbness in the tips of my fingers most of the time. These things I've gotten use to. What I've finally discovered from reading here, is the cause of the hair loss which was extreme over the last six months.
Avatar m tn And though avisg is also correct that tramadol is not normally prescribed for RLS we are all different. What works for one does not necessarily work for another and visa versa. Who knows why it successfully controlled your RLS symptoms. That is not important. Your concern is justified. What now? Your physician hasn't added an antidepressant to your medication regime has he? As you know they can make the symptoms worse.
Avatar m tn When my legs and/for feet spasm, very often my lower back also tightens or spasms, too. It's for that reason that I wondered there might be a connection between my spine problems and spasms in the legs and feet. In the lower back, I had moderate stenosis but the main problem was scar tissue impingin on my nerve roots. The lumber fusion was an 8-hour surgery because the doc had to separate the scar tissue from the nerve roots.
620923 tn?1452919248 My 29 year old daughter who has EDS and Chiari has been on Gabapentin for pain since the spring and it seems to be helping although the dosage has been increased a few times. She was previously on Lyrica but the cost and side effects caused her to change. I've corresponded with another woman in B.C. who has both EDS and Chiari and she swears by Lyrica.
Avatar f tn Imodium, Imodium, Imodium (liquid or pills if the liquid can't be found or you can't swallow it) will help. I took double the dosage for a few days (personal choice) and it helped so much..even with the withdrawals in general and the opiate trots which sucked. Hydrate and eat! Even if it is just a little every hour or so. You have to eat something to keep your energy up as much as possible. If you have Restless is hit or miss what works. Walking seemed to help me some.
Avatar n tn It also controls OCD, Bi-Polar, Anxiety and Neurologic Pain somewhat. It has very little side effects accept for tiredness depending on the dosage. The higher the dosage, the more the fatigue or sleepiness. I have taken it and am going back on it after my eye surgery is completed. It is a drug that you should not go off of cold turkey because it is an (anti-convulsant) and it may cause a (seizure) if you take it a while and then stop it abruptly.
Avatar n tn I did work for UPS for 7 months loading/unloading trucks.Your legs would be sore if your gait is shortened when you walk thus causing sore feet/plantar fasicitus. I am a 46 yr old female, healthly. I only slightly tore my right inner ACL 5 years ago. Other than that I have been active in sports all my life.
1474625 tn?1371100679 then was able to take 10mg opiates 2x and Gabapentin 3 x daily for 3 days. i currently take Gabapentin 3x a day . Ive been cold turkey for a few days at a time and know what wd feel like and Gabapentin helped me and didnt have to go cold turkey i hope this helps someone. The only way this is goimg to truley work is if you want to get off them.
220965 tn?1189759423 Imodium, Imodium, Imodium (liquid or pills if the liquid can't be found or you can't swallow it) will help. I took double the dosage for a few days (personal choice) and it helped so much..even with the withdrawals in general and the opiate trots which sucked. Hydrate and eat! Even if it is just a little every hour or so. You have to eat something to keep your energy up as much as possible. If you have Restless is hit or miss what works. Walking seemed to help me some.
Avatar f tn I'm feeling angry at the pain management doctor who did the injections that actually stopped about 75% of the pain anyway, well, the pain that is related to my many disc issues, not pain from MS, but it's not like opiates really touch nerve pain anyway. Gabapentin is my saving grace for that! 6 corticosteroid injections and 3 long lasting epidural injections later, over 18 months, and I told him get me off these pills! So he's been trying, I'll give him that.
739070 tn?1338607002 I take 3 mgs of Klonopin at night for restless leg syndrome (now known as Restless Limb Syndrome) Baclofen 3-10 mg. tablets at night. I am now on Oxycontin-30 mg. twice daily and Oxycodone-Immediate Release-for breakthrough pain. These two drugs were my last hope. I will not take anything stronger, even if I have to deal with pain everyday. The Oxy doesn't even take care of a headache or toothache, so you know it's not working for my daily leg spasms.
Avatar m tn I was not sure what they were for but it seems to help the restless legs at night. Not completely but it has helped. I called the VA about the Gabapentin but could not talk to any Dr. I was not sure what they were. I have an appointment with this new pain Dr. Fri. 24th. I will keep up posted. I did find out why the VA cut my pain meds. They claimed that my last urine test showed that I had not been taking my hydrocodones.
Avatar f tn I have just been diagnosed with BRP by my neurologist and I am so thankful to have a name for this terrible itching! I already take gabapentin for nerve itching in my face for a tumor I had removed in 2009 (It was benign...Praise God) She had upped my dosage on it and given me lidoderm patches to use on the arms as well. I want to try some of the other methods I have read about on this site. Thanks so much for all the advice from other BRO sufferers.
Avatar m tn Having them in your corner will help if you run into problems and need something for restless legs. Just a thought. I kept telling myself...YOU HAVE the FLU! It will be over and I will feel so much better. My brain seemed to get that and settled down a little. It is hard, but doable! The Thomas Recipe (bottom of the page) under Health Pages will help. I did not to the tranquilizers and had to cut back on the Ltryosine, but the rest really helped.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
Avatar f tn I to have had 3 back surgeries,I have screws, rod a cage. I have taken percs, lyrica, Tramazadine, for the nerve damage in my legs and I also hv a spinal cord stimulator that does not help much. My doc had me on the patch 25mg, for the past 9months. I am now on 50mg, patch. Lyrica 4x a day and no break through Meds. Don't know how I'm gonna feel without the BT Meds cuz my pain level is always high. The 25mg patch never did much for me.
Avatar f tn Suzzie, I did a little research and here is a brief summary of what I found. Gabapentin is a drug approved ONLY for the treatment of seizure disorders and shingles. Preliminary clinical studies show that this drug has some effectiveness for treatment of bipolar disorder. There are also some studies that show Gabapentin helps some people with various anxiety disorders but it only has "limited usefulness".
1474625 tn?1371100679 It made me feel very weird and I didn't like it, but I do know quite a few people take it for that. My ex boyfriend took it for his restless leg syndrome, (he didn't take medications, he was just very hyper) so I do know a little about it. It does sound like you are trying really hard to taper down and I'm very pleased that you know you were getting in trouble with the tramadol and that you're trying to get off of it. Have you ever had any type of substance abuse before?