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Post op increase in RLS

I'm wondering why my RLS, which I usually control really well with 600mg Gabapentin at night, gets so much worse after hip revision surgery. Is it anything to do with other painkillers, like codeine?

  1. @4b5aa4 When you have surgeries, 99% of the time they will give you anti nausea meds. Most RLS patients have bad flare ups with all anti nausea meds. (Usually Zofran can be used with no problem.) I found this out 20 yrs ago, after a horrendous experience with being given Reglan. I went through hell for weeks when I was supposed to be resting, until I did the research myself and found out. I am livid that my doctor didn't care enough to even consult with a neurologist when I couldn't even sit for days at a time. I remember feeling like I was losing my mind and considered ending it all. We shouldn't ever have to go through that. I hope you're doing better now. 😀

    1. What a scary experience, . Thanks so much for sharing your insight. That's good to know. Best wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

  2. Hi . Have you talked with your neurologist about the change in symptoms? might be right about the impact of lessened activity. The stress of the surgery might also have triggered more RLS symptoms or maybe the surgery aggravated a nerve that is involved in your RLS. It is so hard to tell out knowing the cause of RLS. I hope your doctor has better insight and can offer some relief. Is your recovery going well? Best wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

    1. I’m not a Dr. but maybe ask Dr if it’s because you’re not as active since surgery. I’m on requip and it’s been a miracle for me.

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