I was diagnosed RLS, have very difficult to falling sleep. I've been taking Gabapentin 900mg and Levodopa, but it seems that it's wearing off and I don't want to increase more. Gabapentin is supposed to help sleep but not helping me at all. My average sleep duration is 4 hours. However, my neologist Doctor doesn't prescribe me any sleeping medication because of side effect like dementia. If you have data for taking sleeping medications and dementia, I'd like to have it.
Ambien - Associated with RLS patient?
Question posted by cece2 on 27 July 2021
Last updated on 28 July 2021 by juliejay35
Hello Cece2. Fellow RLS sufferer here. I would highly recommend looking into other treatments for RLS. Check out the RLS.org site and read, read, read. Most doc's have very little understanding on how to properly treat RLS and continue to increase medication that causes augmentation. It sounds like you are having augmentation from your meds and need changes made. Personally, I would look for a pulmonology/sleep medicine doctor in your area. Call around to the offices and ask if any of the docs specialize in RLS. Also, order these books. "Clinician's Manual on Restless Legs Syndrome" by Mark J Buchfuhrer and "Clinical Management of Restless leg Syndrome" by same author and other MD's. Educate yourself, be your biggest advocate, take that information to your first appointment with your new sleep specialist and tell them where you are at with your current regimen and where you would like to be. I did lots of research and looking before I found a doc with a clue and with the help of those books finally on a regimen that I can manage my RLS. Hope that info helps.
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