Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Good luck with the Gabapentin, I wish you well.
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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I think I'm feeling better, even though it's not over yet. I am supposed to walk 60 min. a day. I have accomplished that, plus I'm allowed to start using my recumbent bike. All of this will help bring the nerves that were blocked come alive. So happy about that. I ride when the spasms start. I am hopeful.

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That is good news!
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It's good to hear you sounding hopeful :)
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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I've made more progress. Last week I was able to get into our vechicle by my self. This week I can now get into drivers side, so I can drive. Our SUV is a little higher than most. Started out using a little step.
Walking is going well. No longer using the walker. I do use the small cart at the store for 30 min. At home no walker, 30 min. Bike, 45 min. 6.5 miles. All everyday.
Still having spasms, but I am getting some sleep. Only taking Methadone, 2.5 mg every 6 hours and Gabapentine, 600 mg TID.
It has been 6.5 weeks since surgery.

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:clap: :clap: You're doing really well.
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Yaaayyy..... Positive progress :wave:
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Last night was the first night that I didn't have spasms all night long ( like waking me up every two hours ).
They woke me up after the first 2 hours. Then I walked for 30 min. Went back to bed and sleep 9 hours, with a bathroom break.
It's the afternoon and I'm sleepy again. I just walked another 30 min. Maybe nerves are getting better.

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Deb, that is wonderful news.
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That is great to hear!
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omg. That's great!
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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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I slept last night without any spasms. It is the third night since the surgery, which was 8 weeks ago. 11 hours
I want to wait until I have many nights in a row before I try to wean off methadone then maybe the gabapentin.
I did have a few spasms while I was watching TV. I got up, they went away, then sat back down. That was all.
Yeah!!

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Re: Back Surgery and RLS plus spasms

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Wonderful news. At this point, even if you cannot get completely off of the meds, you are still so much better than before. Makes me a bit envious :D
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What wonderful progress :thumbup:
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That is wonderful news, Deb.
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