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by leggo_my_legs
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Questions re Opioid Withdrawal
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Questions re Opioid Withdrawal

Thanks for your responses. Yeah, I don't have any desire to stop taking it right now. I'm happy it's working. Agree that I shouldn't go looking for borrowed trouble. It's just upsetting to be given misinformation. Oh well, if I have to go off it at some point, I know I will already be a withdrawal v...
by leggo_my_legs
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Questions re Opioid Withdrawal
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Questions re Opioid Withdrawal

Hi all, I take 10 mg oxycodone at bedtime which is working very well for my RLS. I was reassured by the MD that I wouldn't have withdrawal problems if I ever wanted to get off it because the dose is low. However, given my horrible gabapentin withdrawal issue, and the fact that I have a sensitive ner...
by leggo_my_legs
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: My RLS nightmare after surgery
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: My RLS nightmare after surgery

I've had that reaction to anesthesia before. It's miserable.
by leggo_my_legs
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Can some one help me please?
Replies: 19
Views: 383

Re: Can some one help me please?

If you are taking gabapentin irregularly and at inconsistent doses, that could be compounding your problem. During gabapentin withdrawal, I had increased restlessness, muscle spasms, etc. You may not have had enough of it to cause a similar withdrawal reaction, but it's worth mentioning.
by leggo_my_legs
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Started gabapenten - no relief
Replies: 25
Views: 465

Re: Started gabapenten - no relief

Oh legs, I'm so sorry you had to endure a taper from pregalbin! Glad you are off now. If I understand correctly, the startling in these drug withdrawal cases results from an imbalance between neurotransmitters gaba and glutamate. Too much glutamate and not enough gaba as a result of withdrawal of th...
by leggo_my_legs
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Costco refusing to fill rx
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Costco refusing to fill rx

ViewsAskew wrote:Yep. Seems that in times where fearfulness of things we become much less humane as a species, doesn't it?


Good point.
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Started gabapenten - no relief
Replies: 25
Views: 465

Re: Started gabapenten - no relief

I am awake so much at night. I didn't think it was the gabapentin. Just thought I'd ask. I have my methadone spaced out over 24 hours. Thanks everyone he other thing is deb, methadone and gabapentin have a moderate interaction according to drugs.com. You could be having a paradoxical reaction to ha...
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Started gabapenten - no relief
Replies: 25
Views: 465

Re: Started gabapenten - no relief

It's a nightmare, Ann. It will probably be a few years. I tried to speed it up again and got bad results, so slow & steady is going to be the method. It's not worth it. Really bad things can happen when the nervous system is in a state of hyperresponsiveness like that. In rare cases the person c...
by leggo_my_legs
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Costco refusing to fill rx
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Costco refusing to fill rx

Well I've thought that I would benefit from a move to Germany for some time now. However that's not in the cards. :( Thanks all for your support. MD did speak to them and set them straight. But I'll see if I can actually pick it up next month. I think that most of the people dying are not getting th...
by leggo_my_legs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Started gabapenten - no relief
Replies: 25
Views: 465

Re: Started gabapenten - no relief

I can't remember, does gabapentin cause any hyper alertness? Gabapentin **withdrawal** causes hyper-alertness for me. Actually it comes in the form of exaggerated startle response. I will startle at anything, even receiving a txt on my phone. Not good. I started tapering it in Feb 2019 and I am sti...
by leggo_my_legs
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Costco refusing to fill rx
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Costco refusing to fill rx

Costco is refusing to fill my controlled rx at the next refill unless the MD changes the diagnostic code from RLS to...something else. I've been filling same rx at costco for almost 2 years I think. The pharmacist really bit my head off and said, "This is being used for RLS, which is UNHEARD OF...
by leggo_my_legs
Sat May 04, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here, just diagnosed but not sure it really is RLS...
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: New here, just diagnosed but not sure it really is RLS...

The reason why gabapentin withdrawal causes twitching and spasms is because the neurotransmitter gaba is a nervous system calming agent. Our brains don't make as much gaba when we're on gabapentin, so this interferes with the delicate gaba/glutamate balance. Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitt...
by leggo_my_legs
Sat May 04, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here, just diagnosed but not sure it really is RLS...
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: New here, just diagnosed but not sure it really is RLS...

Hi, welcome! Gabapentin can cause muscle tightness, twitching, and soreness. I have tightness and twitching from gabapentin. Tightness is a side effect of gabapentin. I feel it mostly in my hamstrings. It's pretty severe, to the point where if I try to stretch them, they either don't stretch, or sna...
by leggo_my_legs
Sat May 04, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Everything Else...just no RLS/WED!
Topic: Weight Loss
Replies: 41
Views: 8101

Re: Weight Loss

Amazing the way sugar creeps its way back into people's lives. I go a day or 2 or 3, and the same thing happens to me.
by leggo_my_legs
Wed May 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 716

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Re brain being done with transitions...that came from my neuro whp basically said every time you stop or start a med that crosses the blood brain barrier, it "shocks" the brain because it has to rewire itself. It was helpful to me to conceptualize it in this way. That explained a lot of my...

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