Ugggg Tramadol

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well, I'm down to 1/2 50 mg pill at night.  Electric shocks in my head and the RLS is back. I was so happy not to have restless leg again but didn't know it was the Tramadol that was helping.  

My knee is in ththe discomfort stage not horrible pain so I thought it was time to wean myself off.  

One step forward two back but I can sort of see the finish line.  

Any suggestions on how to get rid of Restless leg?

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    Have had it for years.  Lots of success when I saw an acupuncturist on a regular basis but $60/session was tough to handle.  Muscle relaxers (all of them) don't work on me so that was a bust.  Doc gave me Xanax (Alprozolam).  I take 1mg one hour before bedtime.  Has worked great for over a year.  My wife is very sensitive to my twitching leg so this is a simple solution.  Very low dose just stops the twitch.  Check for interactions with other meds.

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    Duckfan - I take neurontin (gabepantin) for my Restless leg. It was prescribed for something else but it also helps my RLS. Discuss it with your doctor. J-21370
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      Chico....I avoided weight gain by consuming a large bowl of ice cream with hot fudge about 2 a.m. I have convinced myself the ice cream neutralized the gabepentin. Never had problem with either gabepentin or lyrica but did with NSAIDS, especially the prescription form. Blew up like a water balloon.

      My biggest problem with gabepentin was the neurologist gave me a dosage that the pain specialist increased by 3 times. Then I got some relief.

      My brother in law couldn't take gabepentin as it caused stomach upset. Guess that's why Walgreen , CVS and others are making money. Sell a second one when the 1st one doesn't work. Couple that with a missed diagnosis here and there....perfect storm for making big bucks.

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      Gabapentin turned me into some kind of weird creature, talking much too fast, using the wrong words, definitely unsafe to drive . . weird feeling of being disassociated frm the rest of my surroundings.  However, Lyrica is fine.    Have put on half a stone suddenly since taking it though . . but then again, I do love chocolate. . . . 
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    I go to acupuncture regularly.  I'll ask him about that.  It's so annoying. 

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    My wife takes over the counter stuff for RLS. Works great for her. Stuffs called restful legs.
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    Tramadol.  I am a "TKR-not-so-successful-operation" case  with chronic post-operative infection as a bonus! Pain is my middle name. But, I never take more that 50 mg Tramadol ( Tramal ) per day. Combined with 500 mg Paracetamol.  Usually 0.25 mg. That's enough! Except when a lot of standing (gravity) and walking them bloody stairs (no escalator) is involved.  

    I always take my Tramadol in the morning with super-strong coffee. No sugar!

    Nightime I always sleep without any medication. My Ipad with audiobooks or Johann Sebastian Bach puts me gently to sleep.      

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    Hi. As I have commented before, I had my first TKR in January And my second in April. Both times I suffered with restless leg. I had stopped taking tramadol at night and was so disturbed by the restless leg, that I went back on to it and the restlessness disappeared[u],[/u] so I am also looking for a solution. Someone yesterday, suggested magnesium helps, so I am off to get some now 
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    I got the RSL when coming off tramadol, but then I didn't have it before, so my experience may not be relevant.  In the end, once my body was totally used to not having the tramadol fix, the RLS went away.  My husband experienced it though, with actually restless body syndrome. . all over . . and they prescribed neupro patches. But that is probably rather extreme treatment as he has Parkinsons!  In the end, that went away as well . . I hope yours does because it is really frustrating and tiring

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    Thanks for all the suggestion

    .  It was wonderful not to have the rls and I thought the knee surgery did it.  Last night was better so I'm hopeful.  I'm going to try the otc medicine. My husband takes massive doses of gabaoentin and a drug called baclofen.  He has ms and I don't even know how he can function.  He actually is out working in the yard. A cane in one hand and a weedeater in the other.  He's my inspiration.  I know I will get better, he probably never will😢

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