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by april34
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:34 am
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Everything went well last night and today. The knee pain was handled with Tylenol Arthritis tablets. One last night and one during the day. Next Dr. appointment is Sat. morning. Going with 400 mg. of Gabapentin tonight.
by april34
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:11 am
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Saw our Dr. re arthritis pain. He recommended exterior treatment and 100 mg per week adjustments increases or decreases for greater stability with RLS medication. So I wii go with Voltaren Emulgel for knee pain and 500 mg. of Gabapentin in 2 servings and see how that works. Goodnight all.
by april34
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:16 pm
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Holland : We have an appointment with our doctor on Saturday. He is the one that would have to prescribe it. Thanks for the suggestion.
by april34
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:08 pm
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I went back to the 300 mg. that the Dr. had subscribed at 8 p.m. All went very good until around 4 a.m. when severe RLS came back. I don't know if I did right but I first tried hot water compresses and then a bit of ice cold. At 6 a.m
I gave Edith 200 mg of Gabapentin. Hope this works.
by april34
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:19 pm
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It was the knee pain rather than RLS/WED that kept Edith from having a good night rest but it didn't bother me too much even though I am still tired. We did try Tylenol extra strength. It probable did help somewhat. I'll be setting up a DR's appointment this morning to check this out. The red feathe...
by april34
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:56 am
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11 p.m. and all is good. ☺
by april34
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:24 am
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Beth : Other than the terrible pain and weakness in her legs I can't tell how much RLS she is having. Yesterday, it started by 6 p.m. and I gave her 200 m.g. of Gabapentin and again around 9 p.m. By 11 p.m. she was starting to thrash around in agony mostly from knee pain. She wanted to get up and wa...
by april34
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:59 am
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Beth : Edith fell 4 times due to her arthritic left knee giving out. I understand that since I have osteoarthritis in my left hip that affects my knee which often gives out causing to lose my balance except I manage to grab something to keep me from ending up on the floor or ground. We both are very...
by april34
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 pm
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Betty : When you consider how much RLS bending of the knees takes place at her age (83 yrs) whose knees wouldn't ache. During the night I did try the hot water and a face cloth. I heated the water in a pot on the stove and applied this to her legs. She enjoyed it, but it only helped for a little whi...
by april34
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:38 am
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Betty, Steve and Beth : Edith is having a very bad day today. Left knee pain, RLS in both legs, and weakness. Her left knee gave out twice today reaching for her walker and she landed on the floor. Don't know what meds to continue or what else will help. I appreciate your concerns.

EARL
by april34
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:27 pm
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Edith had RLS all night without much pain, however she has pain when she gets up and uses her walker. She has great fear of falling. I do not know what else to do.
by april34
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:33 am
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Steve, I just gave Edith another 200 mg. of Gabapentin as she wasn't getting much relief tonight. Hope this helps. This brings her daily dose to 600 mg.
by april34
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:45 pm
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Edith has been taking 2 hr. naps today since she woke up at 10:00 a.m. She has been on pramapexole for at least 5 yrs when it was prescribed by a sleep doctor who deals with parkinson clients. It was then gradually increased over time to as much as .25 mg. x 5 or 1.5 mg. up to last November when our...
by april34
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:17 am
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It is now approaching 4:00 a.m. and Edith is beginning to get some relief. I had been wondering if clonazepam might be worth a try since it was something they gave her back in March/April last year as well as percocet but we don't have any of that..
by april34
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:44 am
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What are you doing up so late, fellow Canadian? I'm glad that you are, but I should have waited for your response. I did give Edith .125 mg. (1/2 of the .25 mg) Pramapentin an hour ago and the other half ( .125 mg.) a few minutes ago, now I gave her 100 mg. Gabapentin to compensate for that. She als...

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