Hi there! I’ve never posted but have found lots of useful information on here. I’m hoping someone can help me with a question.
My dosing of gabapentin is 300mg x 3 times a day. I’m working up to that because it has caused nausea and dizziness so I am not at this dose yet but have seen little benefit so far. The half life of this drug is 5 hours so can anyone explain why we take this during the day? Why not just a larger dose at bedtime?
I’ve spent almost two years actively trying to treat restless leg after the severity increases after having kids and after the 2nd kiddo never really subsided. I took Ropinerole to begin which was wonderful and provided relief and regular sleep. However I just spent a year totally scared and confused because I started having daytime symptoms and the severity of the symptoms were off the charts. If only I had read about augmentation I could have saved myself a year of distress and being dismissed by my doctor who was irritated when I tried to explain that my symptoms were better but also worse.
Now i’m Back to no sleep and a manageable amount of pain andni’m scared to be taking another drug that so far hasn’t helped. Weaning off of Ropinerole was horrific, and I would imagine gabapentin will be the same and am anxious to have more information this time around.
Thanks fellow crazy leg sufferers. I actually love that everyone seems to have come up with a nick name for this condition amongst their families because it’s so hard to explain. It’s “crazy legs” in my house. 😂