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Is gabapentin indicated for restless leg syndrome?

Is gabapentin indicated for restless leg syndrome?

Depends upon Dx.: Dx ?.T/c sleep study? R/o exc., caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, vitamin deff b12, d, folate; anemia, kidney dis, dm, varicose veins, parkinson's, thyroid, adrenal insufficiency.Need life style change, inc exercise ; diet change, message tx, Neurontin used if neurologic cause/ emg. Opiates problematic s.E.'s unless necc., more often requip, sinemet, clonidine.T/c snri- cymbalta, (duloxetine) if not tried.Modafinil may help. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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Please what is correct dosage of Gabapentin for the Restless Leg Syndrome ? I can't sleep I keep throwing my leg outside bed n moving it around ?

Please what is correct dosage of Gabapentin for the Restless Leg Syndrome ? I can't sleep I keep throwing my leg outside bed n moving it around ?

600 mg at night: Studies done used 600 mg but some patient may need more (up to 1,200mg). Remember it may develop tolerance with time. Watch & see. But get a specialized to see you ...Read more

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What's gabapentin is all use for? And what cause restless leg syndrome

What's gabapentin is all use for? And what cause restless leg syndrome

Many uses: Gabapentin can be used for multiple conditions. It's original indication was for seizure disorder, these days it is used for chronic pain syndromes, migraine, restless legs, post herpetic neuralgia( pain after shingles). The cause of restless legs is unclear but it is mostly thought to have a genetic basis and also seems to be associated with a Dopamine brain irregularity. ...Read more

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I am having diabetic neuropathy. It is very painful. My doctor wants to try neurontin (gabapentin). It may also help with my restless legs syndrome. any ideas?

PN & RLS Rx: Neurontin (gabapentin) is used to treat both those conditions. It is possible that you have both, but be careful. The symptoms overlap. There are special symptoms for RLS that PN does not have- such as it improves with walking. People with RLS often have a low ferritin level, and such cases improve with iron therapy. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

See your family: Dr. Your family doctor should be well-equipped to treat you for restless leg syndrome. Am sure that he or she knows the standard protocol for the treatment of this condition. I also know how miserable the condition is so you would want to get in as soon as possible. Certain blood tests will need to be run to rule out other physical clauses and then medication will be prescribed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

Underlying Causes: Rule out underlying causes that may be able to be treated such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medications for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking a and or drinking, if applicable. ...Read more

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What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

RLS: Can be a lot of things but it is the urge to move foremost. Some people say it is a pain or just a rush from the inside. It can be described like growing pains. But, when up and moving this goes away. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrom: 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids. ...Read more

Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Urge to move: irresistible, involves legs but may involve arms and trunk worse at rest relieved with movement (no symptoms during movement) but may recur once a person stops moving/walking worse in the ...Read more


Dr. Eric Levin
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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more