A while back I posted on here about my journey coming off Neupro patches and transferring to a Gabapentin and had some truly great advice.
I am now taking 900mg, split into 300 at around 5 o’clock and 600 around 8 o’clock. It occasionally helps and I do believe that the restless legs are not quite as intense. However, I still have many nights where I am still up all night going quite insane and literally walking around the house all night. I have tried to come off the patches but, will on a bad night, resort to using a 1mg. I have just experienced my worst night for a long time which was followed by having restless legs all the following day and had some pretty desperate thoughts (I have a wonderful family and husband so would never, ever do anything silly), I felt pretty desperate! I have avoided taking any other pain killers along with the Gabapentin and patch but I do have a few Tramadol and have, on the rare occasion, taken one. My lovely, helpful GP is very reluctant to prescribe Tramadol and as I have a good relationship with her I don’t want to push the point.
Currently, I’m considering moving onto 1200mg Gabapentin as I seem to have overcome all the side effects I have experienced along the way and I know, from comments here, that 1200mg is an acceptable dose. I’m not confident that even moving up to 1200 will bring me the relief I was hoping for and wondered what others take along side Gabapentin?
Apologies for the length of this post, but would welcome any thoughts.
Wishing everyone well and safe in these frightening and challenging times.