I would like to know if taking gabapentin will help with the creepy crawling feeling I get in my feet and legs and so far I have no pain and good balance.I've had this since 2009.
RLS is just like migraines in that no two meds work for the same people nor do they work without being switched out once in a while. All you can do is try it.
Gabapentin definitely helps with nerve pain and since the pins and needle (creepy crawling) are part of that I would say give it a try. I am curious as well if it will help, so please let me know? You are very fortunate not to have pain with the creepy crawling as you put it. Count your blessings as your doing something right :)
I have nerve problems in my feet, with pain. Actually, I had them x-rayed and
it appears that I have arthritis in my feet (and now my ankles) plus I have
bone spurs in both feet - they must be hitting nerves.) Gabapentin has no
affect on my foot problems, or any other nerve related pain. It has been
prescribed for an autoimmune disease, called Prurigo Nodularis - which comes in the form of nodules (sores) - and the Gabapentin helps the maddening itching and helps to clear up the sores - but they come back
again, No one knows why it happens, but they do know that it doesn't go
away completely - it will come back, and has for me.
But, Gabapentin definitely does not help with my other pains. Good luck
and God bless.
I have diabetic neuropathy in my feet. My toes used to have excruciating pain and feel ice cold to me even though they were warm to the touch. I have not had that problem since I have been taking gabapentin. My dose is 2400mg per day. I have not had any side effects.
Hi, Sorry to hear about the issues that you are having. Do you have neuropathy? I was taking Gabapentin along with Cymbalta and didn't seem to help. My doctor finally prescribed Vitamin B5/B6 5%/30% cream which seems to help way more than Gabapentin/cymbalta. I had to purchase it at a innovative Compounding Pharmacy. It is pricy, but if it works, it's worth the price:) Ask your doctor about it.
I hope this was of some help to you. If you do purchase it, it does take about a week
for you to see some results. Rub it in for about 1.5 minutes and you only use a little.
I have tingling, prickling sensation in my legs and right shoulder. My legs feel cold but not alot of pain only if they get cold. Heat seems to help them. I also have it in my right shoulder. developed it after a sickness and a reactiion to medicine but my dr is not sure what caused it. I am on Gabepentin which does not seem to help. Just starting taking Nerve Renew formula which I hope it helps. The sensations drive me crazy. I just can't believe there isn't anything to make it go away. I hope it helps you. I have had this for over four years now. Good Luck!
It used to feel like I could feel the blood flowing through my veins. Dr put me on vitamin D3 which seems to have helped with this somewhat. I don't know if this is anything related but it might be worth trying.
I have had neuropathy for 5 years but I never had any pain with it. I still have the numbness tingling creepy crawling feelings in both of my feet. I'm on gabapentin 1200 mg a day but I been taking it for years an I still have the tingling an feel like I'm walking on sand. Does it ever go away or do u have to take meds for it the rest of your life
My neurologist just prescribed lidocaine/prilocaine cream for the creepy crawly feeling and numbness I get in my toes. It works very well for me making my feet feel normal. I do still take 2400mg gabapentin for the variety of things I have.
Gabapentin is great for creepy crawly skin anywhere on your body. I have been on gabapentin for 20 years for nerve pain and creeping skin due to a bout with shingles. Its a pain reliever,anti itch remedy for me. I only would like to know why my skin crawls and pinches... with out it..my life is a living hell.
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