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by Brynmr
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Describe your RLS symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Re: Describe your RLS symptoms

Wow, thanks so much for the input/info. This is very helpful. Seems I'm not alone in my difficulty describing the symptoms of RLS. The gabapentin I'm taking works pretty well but occasionally I wake up in the middle of the night with full on symptoms. I'm not really a drinker (4oz of wine with Itali...
by Brynmr
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Topics: RLS/WED
Topic: Describe your RLS symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Describe your RLS symptoms

How would you guys describe your symptoms of RLS? At my last doctor's visit he asked me to describe my symptoms but I was at a loss for words. Best I had was I wanted to crawl out of my skin. Accurate but kind of bare bones.
by Brynmr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Increasing Gabapentin dosage

I have an appointment in March so I'll request a test for ferritin levels then. I never gave it much thought because my doc brushed it off when I asked about that on my first appointment re: RLS. In the mean time I'll get a supplement for iron. Good advice I think - thanks Beth.
by Brynmr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Increasing Gabapentin dosage
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Increasing Gabapentin dosage

Still hanging in on 1200 mg a day with the occasional extra 300. I had a tooth extraction last week which meant taking hydrocodone for the pain. Wow! I could sit perfectly still for over an hour. That was interesting because I realized that my body is always moving in one way or another. Love that h...
by Brynmr
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: Recently Diagnosed
Replies: 12
Views: 967

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: 14
Views: 742

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: 14
Views: 742

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: 967

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: 1420

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: 1386

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: 14
Views: 742

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: 14
Views: 742

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: 14
Views: 742

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: 14
Views: 742

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: 967

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...

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