Lyrica for restless leg syndrome

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689327 tn?1240232764 Does anyone have restless leg syndrome and if so what do doctors recommend to take so you can sleep? No matter what position I am in it hurts which it makes it hard for me to sleep I am so tired so any ideas would be appreciated.
131817 tn?1209532911 Taking Lyrica since the end of December. I have Restless Leg Syndrome which is a form of Fibromyalgia, but the shoulder pains and you have had a similar reaction to lyria, my doses were raised slowly to 300MG daily. My ankles started to swell and my knees were like ice, the dose was reduced to 225MG this week. Although lyrica has helped, I still get the break-through-pain when I move around alot. Hope this assures you that others understand.
Avatar m tn Treatment for restless legs syndrome If your condition is mild, you may not need any treatment. Your GP will suggest simple lifestyle changes to help prevent symptoms and keep them under control. For secondary RLS, symptoms usually ease or disappear once the underlying condition has been treated. Self-help Simple lifestyle changes can really help to prevent symptoms.
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.
Avatar f tn ) I think I have restless leg syndrome. Although when I read about it, it doesn't really sound like me. Here's what happens. When I'm resting, usually at night, my legs get really really achey and they do feel like they havve to move. But I dont' start moving them. What happens is that my legs have a giant twitch/spasm/? They just out and then they feel fine until the next one. Sometimes both go at once and my whole lower body spasms at once. Or is that a spasm?
405614 tn?1329147714 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.
2131366 tn?1352814065 Hi! There is a chance that along with restless leg syndrome, you have compression of the spinal nerves in the lumbo-sacral spine region. This can happen due to overuse of the lower back as in work requiring too much of bending, lifting weight, fall on the back, overweight, canal stenosis, bone disease, spondylosis, poor posture etc.
4275750 tn?1376008359 I'm fine, thanks. I do have restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movements in sleep, but that is getting better. There is a new theory that RLS and PLMS are due to systemic inflammation, and I am getting relief by doing things with my diet to reduce inflammation. I have discovered I have some food intolerances, and so I don't eat those things that bother me, because I've found they trigger my sleep disorder symptoms. So I'm better, and I have hope that the improvement will continue.
372680 tn?1228165210 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.
Avatar m tn I take Klonopin-2 mgs. nightly for Restless Leg Syndrome, but notice that it does not decrease my anixety, if I happen to have anxiety. (As I noticed I had, when my father passed away 3 months ago.) Maybe I am a strange one. I know that others use if for anxiety and it seems to help them.. As my doctor explained to me, Lyrica has to be taken every day, gradually increasing the dosage until you hopefully see some relief from pain.
559187 tn?1330786456 I have been on lyrica for over a year and it's a lifesaver. I have fibro and edg and restless legs and lyrica helps all of it. I haven't had weight gain though. As for the loopiness have you tried taking it at bedtime. I had it but changed to night time dosing and i don't have it now. Goodluck. I would take just plain neurontin. Tried it years ago and it made me sick all the time. and the loopiness was worse.
Avatar n tn I have gone to a family doctor who put me on Requip for Restless Leg Syndrome which does not help at all and Ambien for sleep ( which also does nothing) I am at my wits end and so miserable at night that it is not funny. Does anyone know what this could be and how to get treatment now so I can have a normal life?
293157 tn?1285877039 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.
Avatar n tn it is mainly prescribed for neuralgia pain, fibromyalgia, and restless leg syndrome. .it acts on the GABA neurotransmitters and other parts of the brain having unique does not cause for most people euphoria(less than 5% get euphoria at large doses), craving for the want to do it non stop, and has a very low abuse potential,.it is a schedule V drug meaning it has the lowest abuse and addiction potential but it still can be seen as a drug that can possibly misuse..
Avatar f tn I have severe Restless Leg Syndrome. My GP put me first on Miraplex for a few weeks and then on Lyrica. When I was on both meds I would see my retina/veins for a second in the morning when I open my eyes or after a nap. I went off miraplex and saw a specialist. He didnt see any damage and could not give me an explanation as to why I was seeing my retina.. After being off this med for two weeks this disapeared. My GP then put me on Lyrica which did the same thing.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn You could ask your doc for is used for restless leg syndrome. There are a few other meds that could possibly of them being Neurontin. Talk to your doc about it....Other than that, I used a heating pad that wrapped around my legs for that wanting to move constantly helped some...not alot, but some. Valium will not help for this.
643019 tn?1223420933 Restless leg syndrome is a common cause of painful legs. The leg pain of restless leg syndrome typically eases with motion of the legs and becomes more noticeable at rest. Restless leg syndrome also features worsening of symptoms during the early evening or later at night. The characteristic nighttime worsening of symptoms in persons with restless legs syndrome frequency leads to insomnia. If you are receiving pain medications I assume you have had some kind of a work up with a physician.
Avatar f tn Sometimes a deficiency can cause the symptoms you describe, especially Vitamin D, B12, Calcium and Potassium. You're correct in RLS, (Restless legs syndrome), your legs feel fidgety or crawly unless you move them.. This is considered a sleep disorder and should not follow your into your waking hours. Some medications including antipsychotics, diuretics, statins, and steroids can also cause his symptoms.... I assume that is why his Physician tried reducing to discontinuing his statins.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn morning stiffness, anxiety, depression, tinnitus, restless leg syndrome, dizzyness, mental slowness etc.
Avatar m tn I have restless leg syndrome and Raynauds syndrome. I take Requip for the RLS. One eac night before bed. It works. As for the pain, it was norco but no more. I won't take Lyrica bc of the side effects and withdrawal it causes. Neurontin made me sick. Nucynta scared me. I'm not sure what causes your RLS. Can you tell us? We may be able to help with alternatives. I take hot Epson salt baths, get up and move, compression socks work wonders, sleep on the floor. It cycles from bad to good to bad.
Avatar m tn 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: I saw a neurologist in August. The neurologist performed an EMG, EEG, and an MRI.
392207 tn?1200690784 Get a prescription for gabapentin at lease 300 mg to 1200 mg. it will help it is given for restless leg syndrome which is caused by diabetes . that is nerve damage normal pain relievers do not work for nerve pain.
739070 tn?1338607002 Ren, I have severe leg pain in my left leg, I take lyrica for the burning and he just gave me cymbalta to see if help the pain. I also find that if I keep that leg cold, like out of the blankets at night it helps. I know this sounds crazy but also pressure helps it, if my dh lays his leg or foot on the point that is bothering me worse it seems to help some.
Avatar n tn That helped. She also gave me Cymbalta in Sept for depression and said it would help with the leg pain. It did for a little while, but I am back to the same thing. My right leg is numb above my knee and surrounding thigh, hurts when it is lightly touched, and with the cold weather plus I get a stabbing pain as if I am being stabbed with a knife. It hurts when I am standing, sitting or lying down. Lately my lower back and pelvic area are sore as well.
Avatar n tn Yes, Fibromyalgia can cause severe leg pain. Also you may want to ask about the possibility of RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) which is a newly discovered condition that is treatable, but your symptoms sound very much like RLS. Get in touch with the doc that diagnosed the Fibromyalgia and let him/her know about the problems you are currently having. Best to take care of it now before it gets worse. Good Luck!
Avatar n tn Hi, Thanks for writing in. Restless leg syndrome is a common cause of painful legs. Restless leg syndrome also features worsening of symptoms during the early evening or later at night. The characteristic nighttime worsening of symptoms in persons with restless legs syndrome frequency leads to insomnia. The cause of restless leg syndrome is unknown in most patients.