RLS nightmare

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So been on gabepentine for 3 weeks now and have only had 2 nights oof 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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    This sounds really promising.

    Just for other people's info

    The Horizant brand is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).

    The Neurontin brand is also used to treat seizures in adults and children who are at least 3 years old.

    Use only the brand and form of gabapentin that your doctor has prescribed. Check your medicine each time you get a refill at the pharmacy, to make sure you have received the correct form of this medication.

    but I draw your attention to the following warning.

    Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking this medicine. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using gabapentin. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.  from http://www.drugs.com/gabapentin.html which appears to be a reliable web site.

    Goode luck but speak to your doctor about this aspect.

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      Thanks Graham,

      I will keep everyone informed of how I am getting on with Gabepentine.  I will also keep an eye on the suicide tendencies.  I dont want that feeling.  I take 1 a night, ny GP said I can take up to 3 a day.  But I dont feel I need them in the day, unless my RLS gets worse,, I did tell her that sometimes I get RLS early evening


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