Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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debbluebird
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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I know now for sure that I have augmented on Mirapex.
They have increased soma, added benadryl and amitriptyline. They are trying to knock me out. I've taken the benadry, but not the amitriptyline. I just feel drugged up, drunk. Hope spasms go away.

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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deb - benadryl is not a friend to RLS and is best avoided.
Also, Amitriptyline, which is used for so many issues nowadays, can be a trigger for RLS.
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Not sure I have RLS. All of my issues stem from my back. I knew about the problems with the two and RLS, but thanks. They are trying to knock me out at night so I don't feel spasms. My spasms are not PLMs.
Thanks

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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How I would love to 'get knocked out at night'.
I do hope you make some progress with this, your spasms sound so awful.
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Thanks, I haven't had the RLS feeling in a long time. It's all about the spasms for me.
I will make sure I watch the new meds.

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Hope they figure it out. So many of us here seem to have such odd issues.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Pacing tonight. There is nothing I can do.

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Spasms are worse tonight. Had them all day too. So maybe it is the benadry and amitriptyline.

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Maybe...guess you can try without. It is so much harder when multiple body systems are involved and could be contributing.
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Stopping benadryl and amitriptyline. Will see what happens this week. I see the surgeon Monday. I haven't had much sleep.

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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They have me on Soma. I've decided to wean off this also. I'm thinking that it probably is also contributing to spasms.
I didn't sleep last night or today. Everytime I try, spasms start. They aren't as bad as a few days ago, but enough to keep me from sleeping.
Feeling pretty bad tonight.

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Wouldn't you think that eventually the body will just have a sleep..... pity it doesn't work that way.
Very sorry that you continue with these spasms.
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Had to take 2 oxycodone to finally sleep last night. I don't want to take it every night. I have noticed that the spasms are not as strong. I was just in bed for the last two hours, with spasms coming, mild enough to tolerate them for the short period of time.
Now, I decided to take an extra methadone just to see what would happen. I will go back to bed in a little while.
It seems, that life is an experiment. If this doesn't work I will take oxycodone tomorrow night.
I see the surgeon Monday. 6 weeks has past.

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Today was last day of Soma. I had been worried that I would have some withdrawal symptoms, but I don't think so. I did take an extra methadone, around 3 am due to spasms. I was able to sleep. The spasms seem to have lessened some, but enough so I couldn't sleep.
No oxycodone tonight.

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Had my 6 weeks check up. He thinks I'm improving well. Going to increase my Gabapentin, from 2 times a day to three times a day. 600 mg each time. He says it will take 2 weeks to take affect.

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