Matchsticks anyone!: It appears my... - Fibromyalgia Acti...

Fibromyalgia Action UK

49,472 members60,675 posts

Matchsticks anyone!


It appears my sciatic nerve wanted to dance and sing with my leg last night, Hubby even kindly nudged me to say stop doing the hokey cokey in bed lol . Think I managed on n off a total of a hours sleep, what does e1 do to help with these restless nights? My gabapentin don't seem to be kicking so I am taking double dose to see if these help, I was on 8 x 100mg a day but have greatly reduced to 3 x daily.

4 Replies

Morning I know how hard the night times can be ! Please do not just double a dose of tablets it is extremely dangerous!

Do ring your surgery and see a Doctor discuss your meds they may need tweekin Okay

Let us know how you get on but never advocate just changing medicines it from a pensive Gins x.


Thanks for your concern Gins but I am able to take up to 8 x times but I choose personally not too so I don't end up zombie. I shall prob just take the 3 x 100 spread over the Cpl hours before bed see if that helps with this leg.

Hi inkmeup

I am so sorry to read that you are suffering in this way, and it genuinely sounds like a form of torture for you? I have pasted you a link to the NHS Choices page on 'Restless Leg Syndrome', so I hope that you find this useful:

I know there are medications for this that you could discuss with your GP? I have terrible sciatic nerve issues and I now use a TENS Machine for a couple of hours before going to bed, and I have found this helps with the pain and with the twitching (more like playing rugby than twitching!).

I want to wish you all the best of luck with this.

Ken x

Flexaril also called cyclobenzaprine taken before bed it is a muscle relaxer. It makes you sleep really well which gives your body a good chance to heal overnight. I take 5 mg it also comes in 10 mgs. Mention this to your doctor.

You may also like...