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by canton
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: gabapentin and anger
Replies: 4
Views: 775

gabapentin and anger

I have been taking gabapentin one 300 mg at bedtime for 3 weeks mainly for PLM. In this time I have been very irritable - anger at common place things that did not cause a problem before. I also cry a lot. Before I was basically a happy person, but not now. HELP. What do I do? Will this go away? I w...
by canton
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: going from ropinerole to gabapentin
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: going from ropinerole to gabapentin

I am now on gabapentin. Two weeks so far. Amazingly I only need one 300 mg pill at bedtime. The RLS I had during augmetation is gone and also the leg pain. Now I have PLM mostly at night and rarely during rest or nap. I am slowly adjusting to the gabapentin; fatigue and low appetite seem to be the m...
by canton
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: time line for side effects of gabapentin
Replies: 1
Views: 754

time line for side effects of gabapentin

I have just started taking gabapentin for RLS and PLM. I have had some chest pressure feeling and lots of fatigue. Do the side effects of gabapentin get less with time ? What is the timeline - if any?
by canton
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: going from ropinerole to gabapentin
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: going from ropinerole to gabapentin

I made it through the ropinirole taper. I did use some saved pain meds to make through about a week. I had mean thoughts of the doctor who set this up without giving any pain meds to help. The pain and depression were unbelievable. BUT then I was to just go off the Horizant for 2 weeks with no help....
by canton
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: going from ropinerole to gabapentin
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: going from ropinerole to gabapentin

Yes the JHU doc was aware of the Horizant. He felt that it took so long to get into the system that plain gabapentin with more doses would address the symptoms quicker.
My main concern is that gabapentin will not address the symptoms. I don't know what I can do it that happens.
by canton
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: going from ropinerole to gabapentin
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: going from ropinerole to gabapentin

Forgot to add to my previous post. I am also taking Horizant. I was even up to 2 a day, but now just the 5 pm one. I can't say that it does much. And it is very expensive. I also tried the Neupro patch which seemed to help but ended with very swollen ankles.
by canton
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Augmentation
Topic: going from ropinerole to gabapentin
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

going from ropinerole to gabapentin

My problem is both RLS and PLMD with leg pains- which I experience beginning as early as afternoon. On the advice of a JHU doc, I am in the process of reducing my ropinerole to zero, then 2 weeks at none, before going to gabapentin, increasing dose to 6 300mg a day. It has been a very difficult proc...

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