My mother had A.L.S. and she took gabapentin for nerve pain... she also developed twitching but during the day also. She took a muscle relaxant(cyclobenzeprine) at first when she was in the process of losing mobility. She believed it caused her muscle deterioration to speed up... she eventually took a very low grade muscle relaxant just at night for 2yrs n that helped with twitching and her knees locking up. Her dr said alot of ALS take it. Its called Baclofen. She took the pill form just at night... but if you take it, its really important, especially with the disease, to NOT suddenly stop taking it. She said it really helped and she slept better through the night. I also noticed that she didnt need me to adjust her legs as much through the night... Another thing that helped everything including that, was Reflexology.
Hope this helps! If you need to know anything else you can just ask... i helped my Mother every day and eventually took care of her for years by myself until she passed recently. So i was i took care of everything from Meds to Range of Motion.
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