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by Brynmr
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapenten used thru the night
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Gabapenten used thru the night

What drugs did you switch to? I'm sometimes taking 1800 mg throughout the night.
by Brynmr
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Just Joined?
Topic: New here, just diagnosed but not sure it really is RLS...
Replies: 30
Views: 786

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

Urge to Move: I find this one so hard to answer. I guess I feel the urge to move mainly because... A. I feel my calf muscles getting tight and I feel the need to stretch them, especially out of what I admit is probably an irrational level fear that they are going to cramp/spasm if I don't keep them...
by Brynmr
Mon May 06, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Late night up out of bed and popping another gabbie. It's funny how it can hit you so hard and so suddenly. I'll have a glass a wine with that thank you very much.
by Brynmr
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Good. I suspect that some of whether or not you may have difficulty depends on how many medications you were exposed to and taken off quickly before. Sometimes the brain just gets to the point of being done with transitions. I think that's part of why this happened to me. This is my first rodeo (ha...
by Brynmr
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

OK, hope you find something that helps! Gabapentin withdrawal, if one is unlucky enough like me to have an issue with it, is one of the worst. If one falls into that category, you have to go incredibly slow to get off and it takes months. MDs don't know how to advise; mine put me on a fast taper th...
by Brynmr
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Doc put me on a dopamine agonist (ropinirole) at first. It did nothing. For real? One of the ways a doctor can confirm a diagnosis of WED/RLS is if the patient responds, at least initially, to a dopamine agonist. Did it have any effect in the very beginning? Zero. The symptoms weren't lessened at a...
by Brynmr
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

leggo_my_legs wrote:If gabapentin stops working for you, I'd consider switching to another class of drug.


Doc put me on a dopamine agonist (ropinirole) at first. It did nothing.
by Brynmr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapenten used thru the night
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Gabapenten used thru the night

johnmarg wrote:Hi Bry;

I had read somewhere that Gabapentin is only effective up to a dose of 900 MG. After that, added dosage has no effect of RLS.


Hey John,
I can't agree with that. I'm living proof to the contrary. If I stuck to 900mg I'd have some uncomfortable nights at this stage of this disease.
by Brynmr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Apparently all or most of these drugs used to treat RLS have bad withdraw symptoms. We are not swimming in friendly waters.
by Brynmr
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

It's great coming here and reading all your comments. Knowledge makes for better living. Many thanks.
by Brynmr
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Most likely without opioids I would not be able to live. RLS untreated I would not want to live. It's a little after 1 am and I'm poppin' another 300 mg of Gabapentin after just waking up with symptoms. Were you on gabapentin before going on opioids? I'm wondering what my options are if this drug e...
by Brynmr
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabpentin withdrawal time table?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Gabpentin withdrawal time table?

Try increasing the dose. I started out at 300 mg of gabapentin a night but gradually increased to 1200 - 1500 mg a night. 95% of the time I sleep very well.
by Brynmr
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

I was late this evening taking my usual dose which may be why I woke up with symptoms.
by Brynmr
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Most likely without opioids I would not be able to live. RLS untreated I would not want to live. It's a little after 1 am and I'm poppin' another 300 mg of Gabapentin after just waking up with symptoms. Were you on gabapentin before going on opioids? I'm wondering what my options are if this drug e...
by Brynmr
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Gabapentin withdraw symptoms

Well I'm ok for now other than a bit of weight gain, which is annoying. I thought a withdraw from gabapentin might be something like a withdraw from opioids. Maybe a better treatment is on the horizon.

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