QyX wrote:Brynmr wrote:QyX wrote: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 eventually doesn't do it.
No, I tried Gabapentin while I already was on opioids.
In case Gabapentin should stop working for you, the 1st alternative would be Lyrica (Pregabalin). Both drugs are relatively similar. Basically Pregabalin is a more potent ("stronger") version of Gabapentin.
Personally I never tolerated Gabapentin or Pregabalin. Tried both drugs several times and all I had was nasty side effects.
That could be a problem - money's tight and I believe those drugs are expensive. I had tooth extraction recently and was surprised how cheap hydrocodone is. It was like $2.50
for 15 tablets. Something like that. Sorry to hear about your reaction to Gabapentin. It's reasonably inexpensive and for me it works for the most part. For now anyway.