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by Brynmr
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Recently Diagnosed
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Recently Diagnosed

Rustsmith wrote:No ED, but I regularly go up and down on my gabapentin dose because I have difficulty reaching orgasm when the dose gets to 900 or 1200.


I'm doomed. :lol:
by Brynmr
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Increasing Gabapentin dosage

Thanks Q. I've seen the ads for Lyrica. I hope it's not too expensive if I need to go that route. Where I am, Gabapentin is pretty cheap.
by Brynmr
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Increasing Gabapentin dosage

Up to 1200 mg but it's been working well for over a month. Timing seems to be important. 600 mg at 5pm then another 600 mg at 9:30. I sleep through the night. Hopefully we're settled in for a while.
by Brynmr
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Recently Diagnosed
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Recently Diagnosed

Increased Gabapentin dosage to 1200mg daily. This has been working for about 4 weeks now.

Btw, any of you guys experiencing erectile disfunction with Gabapentin? Also blood pressure. I noticed an increase of about 15 point. Maybe I'm just getting too old.
by Brynmr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Medication causing Apathy?
Replies: 34
Views: 1262

Re: Medication causing Apathy?

So, my question to others is - have you experienced anything like this with long term treatment with an opioid? If so, what did you do? I experienced clinical depression that lasted 3 months many years ago and unrelated to drug use. What you've described here sounds to me a lot like a version of cl...
by Brynmr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin Side Effect
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

Re: Gabapentin Side Effect

No problems with my throat. I take 900 to 1200 mg Gabapentin a day (RLS) with no unpleasant side effects but I've only been on this drug for 3.5 months. The morning after side effect that many mention is actually rather nice. However I'm retired so I don't have to be 100% at some job. I seriously do...
by Brynmr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Increasing Gabapentin dosage

Peanut1: I'll try adding more iron to my diet. I've read about that. Might help. Also, I should really exercise more. I'm learning Tai Chi at the moment. Good for these old bones.
by Brynmr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Increasing Gabapentin dosage

There are two more things about gabapentin that you need to be aware of. The first is that the half life for many is about 4-6 hrs, so it could be that it is simply being eliminated from the blood stream and you are having to take a dose during the night just to have enough to treat your RLS. The s...
by Brynmr
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Increasing Gabapentin dosage

Thanks for the information. I think that's encouraging. Last night I was up again at 3 in the morning so I guess I'm into the 900 mg a day dosage. Considering the max dosage, I have a ways to go.
by Brynmr
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Increasing Gabapentin dosage

Hey all. I started out on 300 mg of Gabapentin 3 months ago (June 1 after being diagnosed with RLS). Then after a few weeks the dose jumped to 600mg. I take my 1st capsule at dinner then my 2nd around 9. I was supposed to take this drug before bed but found I was getting uncomfortable sensations ear...
by Brynmr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Recently Diagnosed
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Recently Diagnosed

Thanks for that, Betty. I'm fine today. I feel bad for your situation. All the best for future success. I know attitude is important and 90% of the time I'm positive. So far I have little to complain about really. This Gabapentin is working pretty well. Sometimes it doesn't get absorbed into my syst...
by Brynmr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Recently Diagnosed
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Recently Diagnosed

After reading many comments in this forum, it's clear to me that an effective treatment for RLS/WED hasn't been developed. People go from drug to drug, dosage to dosage, combination to combination. It's a little depressing but then challenging I suppose. I'll try to stick with challenging. I guess I...
by Brynmr
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Recently Diagnosed
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Recently Diagnosed

Yes, the symptoms were as you described. It was torture to lie still in bed at night which is why I got up and exercised like crazy. Even that often didn't help. After a couple weeks of awful nights, I went to the doctor. Lately I've been upping the gabapentin dosage from 300mg to 600 - 900mg at nig...
by Brynmr
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Help for Relationships
Topic: World War III - I pushed the button
Replies: 56
Views: 17625

Re: World War III - I pushed the button

I pushed the button on my brother in 2009. In 2015 he showed up at my door and apologized. I didn't apologize but gratefully accepted his apology. We've been close ever since. A few weeks ago I pushed the button on my 13 year old granddaughter. Maybe when she's older she'll drop by without her smart...
by Brynmr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Recently Diagnosed
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Recently Diagnosed

So Refractory RLS is RLS that's not controlled by the DA class of drugs? If so, that's what I have.

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