Restless Legs Syndrome :: Gabapentin For Years? Pros And Cons

Apr 29, 2016

I'm just starting Gabby and if it works for my RLS.  Potentially I could be on it for years. Have anyone here been on Gabapentin for years? If so how is it for you? Pros and cons

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Restless Legs Syndrome :: Want To Try Gabapentin - Any Ideas?

Any updates on success with gabapentin?  I think ropinirole is augmenting.

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Restless Legs Syndrome :: Gabapentin - 5 Days - Not Working

So went back to GP and mentioned I have private medical and I wanted to be referred for help. My GP shockingly said well we can help. So I have been given gabapentin! 5 days in taking one every evening. No let up with rls yet, but I am hoping it kicks in real soon

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Restless Legs Syndrome :: Gabapentin For 3 Weeks - Working

So been on gabapentin for 3 weeks now and have only had 2 nights of rls. 2 nights were very mild and the rls was very little and a walk around and back in bed helped. Fingers crossed I will get it less and less now

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Restless Legs Syndrome :: Does Magnesium Help?

Does magnesium help? I need to be careful not to take anything with iron in due to my haemochromatosis.

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Restless Legs Syndrome :: Anyone Tried Methadone ?

My doctor would like to try me on Methadone and I have mixed feelings. I'm on a large dose of Ropinirole and it isn't helping me anymore. It's the only thing I haven't tried yet. RLS is ruining my life. It's now in my arms and legs.

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Restless Legs Syndrome :: Exercise - Buy Yourself A Dog And Walk

I’ve suffered RLS for 30-40 years now. I take Pramipexole. I offered to care for my daughter’s dog whilst she went on holiday. It’s a Pug about 2 feet tall. In the space of about 3-4 days, I must have walked that dog 10-15 miles. I was devastated when she wanted him back. Apparently he slept for 2 day’s. The following day I developed left sided hip Bursitis. The pain was excruciating. After 4 days of this pain, at 3 in the morning, I dialled 111. A doctor told me to take paracetamol. Around 10am later that day, I dialled 111 again and was referred to a primary care doctor who prescribed 30-500 co-codamol. Two day afterwards, the pain began to subside to a dull ache and 2 weeks later, no pain at all. Where’s all this going. Between the Bursitis pain starting and now, I have suffered hardly any RLS. Occasionally a little in the afternoons but that’s all. Apparently exercise helps to relieve RLS and I believe that is the case. However, I’m wondering if prolonged intense exercise gives more prolonged relief. Be aware of other conditions though. Particularly cardiac related. Discuss with your GP. I have reduced my Pramipexole from 4 tablets at 17.30 to 2. Still no RLS. The moral of the story. Buy yourself a dog and walk the hell out of it.       

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Alcohol - Restless Legs Syndrome Flare Up

I have had to give up any glass of wine ever!  I tried again to have one glass of Chardonnay at dinner the other night and I was up writhing through the night - and no meds helped.  Anyone else have this experience?

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Restless Legs Syndrome :: Feet Jerk While Sleeping

I'm wondering if anybody else out there is affected by RLS in the same way I am.  It's very specific.  Only when I'm falling asleep, my foot will jerk, sometimes rapidly, followed by the whole leg making a violent jerk.  There is no sleeping thru that.  Once it starts, I know I'm in for a long night because it does not stop.  Even if it does, then the other leg will start doing it.  (There is that creepy-crawly sensation a microsecond before the jerks, but I can't stop it from happening.)  This started in the early '80's with mild episodes 2 or 3 times a week but has increased strongly over the years.

I have incredible empathy for anyone suffering from this affliction / curse and pray daily that the true cause will soon be identified. 

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Menopause :: HRT - Pros And Cons

I am going through the menopause i have not had a full night sleep in months getting very snappy with the lack of sleep I have anxiety due to my mother having a stroke last year I am also her full time carer now also doing long hours I also gave up smoking a year old I feel like I have let myself go I don't bother dressing up anymore i am not sleeping due to waking up with hot flushes about 7 times a night I am not getting sweats just getting woke up feeling very hot I just don't feel like me a lot has happened in a year when I look back I never felt like this I was happy and now I'm not a happy person at all I have even to my doctors and spoke about HRT but due to the fact I don't take tablets for anything even a headache I am scared the doctor said he could give me a low dose HRT but I want to know if a low dose will help me ? And will it still have the same side effects ? Is Anyone on a low dose and how do you feel since taking them ?

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Newborn :: Circumcision - Pros And Cons

im expecting a baby boy in just a month! its the first boy in the family, so no one has had to make that decision before. thoughts on it?? pros and cons??

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Knee Replacement - Pros And Cons

I am suffering from knee pain due to osteoarthritis. I know that I will have lots of different answers to this question but how many months was it before you were fairly pain free and felt glad that you had the operation

Also how does the pain compare to the arthritic pain before the op and how long before you could walk a mile comfortably without crutches.

My knee seems to have taken over my life at the moment and I feel that I have to go through with this op as soon as possible.

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MUA After Knee Replacement - Pros And Cons

i had a total knee replacement 6 months ago.. I still have swelling around and behind the knee and also fluid on the knee.

my consultant has recommended a MUA and I want to know the pros and cons of this operation, the recovery time and could I be worse off than I am now.

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Bronchiectasis :: Azithromycin - Pros And Cons?

Is anyone else either using AZ or have used AZ in the past. What experiences have you had, etc.

I have been on AZ for two months and am having many fewer infections, in fact none.. But of course I would rather not be reaping havoc on my GI tract and breeding SuperBugs.


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Arthritis :: Cortisone Injections - Pros And Cons

I am thinking about having cortisone injections in my feet for arthritis pain and I've heard 1 good and 1 bad report about the success of it. Can anyone who's had it let me know how it went.

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Sciatica :: Lumbar Discectomy? Pros And Cons

I'm a 29 year old father of two and a plumber by trade. I have suffered with two herniated discs for two and a half years and am now suffering quite badly and trying to stay in work. I have gone through physiotherapy and have had a nerve root injection with no avail. I have received my letter to go for a pre op health check etc for a lumbar discectomy. After reading other stories on here etc I'd like to try and shed some light on is this worth having or not?

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Pros And Cons Long Term - Gallbladder Removed?

basically after being in alot of pain and after having a ultra sound scan i was diagnosed with Gallstones.

My doctors has given me the choice whether i want my gallbladder removed or not.

What are the pros & cons long term of having the gall bladder removed?

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Tubal Ligation - Pros And Cons - Procedure And Pain?


(I'm only 23 but I'm very interested in this method opposed to other options)

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Pregnancy :: Breastfeeding Pros And Cons / Reviews / Feedback ?

Being a first time mom, I'm trying to get all of the input I can. Every post I see on here about breastfeeding is positive. With everything, there are always 2 sides. My question is, who planned on breastfeeding but didn't continue and why? Is there anyone who is unsure or doesn't plan on breastfeeding? Please don't give abrasive responses about how breastfeeding is the only way. I just want to see this aspect from all, unbiased points of view.

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Pregnancy :: Natural Labour Or Epidural Shot - Pros And Cons?

I'm a first time mommy and will be delivering my first baby August 21. I'm scared..I hear it's one of the worst pains a woman goes through, yet worth it :) but my question is "would it make a difference if I get the epidural shot? I heard it just numbs the lower part of your body but not that much. Than I hear others that it does." I also hear from my mom and mother in law that I shouldn't and I should do it natural. I don't know what to do. I kind of don't wanna do the shot just because I also heard it causes back pain later on in life and plus every time I've gotten shots to numb me (example dentice) it never numbs me or works. It is probably way different than the shot they give you for labor but I just need some help and suggestions. I wanna hear from other moms that have gone through this I'm kind of scared too...

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Hallux Rigidus - Minimally Invasive Cheilectomy (keyhole Method) Pros And Cons?

I have moderate hallux rigidus and am interested in investigating having cheilectomy surgery done by the minimally invasive, keyhole method. I don't normally have pain whilst walking but the lump rubs up against shoes, aches and limits the sort of footgear I can wear.  I should love to be able to wear heels again but do not want to end up in a worse situation post op.

2 questions:

Does anyone have experience they can share of the pros and cons of this newish method of operating  ?

Are there centres in Somerset / South West who offer this treatment?

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