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So, a few months ago, I had restless legs and had to go to the ER because I was sleep deprived and needed relief. They gave me Gabapentin, 1 X 300mg at night. I took it for awhile and the RLS went away. Then it came back about 10 days ago, and its getting more frequent. So....my doctor doubled the Gabapentin and it worked the first night but now for 5 days it hasn't worked. I then saw some things online that said that Gabapentin causes horrible withdrawals, especially at high doses - so, anticipating that my doctor would just keep increasing the dose, I decided to stop taking it. My doctor says that Gabapentin withdrawals don't exist, but all of this started due to Abilify withdrawals and there are a lot of testimonials that support Gabapentin withdrawals too. So I'm treating it, twice a night, with cannabis - which is the only thing that works - mind you, its a colossal waste of weed. Am I being too cautious about Gabapentin at doses of 900mg and up - or should I investigate some other drug for RLS? (I've ruled out Iron and Magnesium deficiencies, tried massaging my legs, tried Epsom salts, tried eliminating caffeine and alcohol) Thanks!!!!
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