... jerk of my right leg every 10 seconds for 3 hours.This morning I had 2 hours of spasm in my right thigh. My doctor wants to put me on Zyprexa... any comments? The side effects of this med looks really difficult to handle. I also have insomnia and RLS.I take vicodin for pain and celexa as a propalactic for depression. I have had sleep studies, talk therapy, taken all the off lable parkinson meds (that Requip was pure hell) and have about run out of new ideas... this Zyprexa is something new but an antipsychotic scares me.
hi! Sorry your going through that... some people with like epileptic convulsions get put on Neurontin, but this is more like involuntary movements, sound like something your taking or it is in the brain... i know my cousin has involuntary limb movement nd she was on Zoloft since she was 5 nd then Celexia... she has asburgers which is a form of Autism... she is like in her early 20's now nd jerks all the time... i would look for side effects of selexia... but WOULD NOT reccomend Zyprexa... it is a anti psychotic, i have taken it since 98 nd have developed serious health problems... nervous, digestive, female, nd eye... i think i may have developed neural malignant syndrome or a type of nervous system disorder from the drug... im numb to the touch nd have tingling... i was also prediabetic for awhile nd i have high cholesterol even though i eat very well... my triglycerides always run above normal... i would reccomend a website to check out called Truehope.com... it might be interesting, nd to do research...
Sorry to hear about what you're going through.
I've had PLMD(W) for 20 years now. It started as an involuntary sensation when fatigued every 10-20 seconds in ether knee but was able to sleep off. It's slowly progressed to involuntary knee/ankle spasms to now full involuntary leg kicks every 10-20 seconds. It happens while awake but only when I'm tired. If left untreated, the involuntary leg kicking now keeps me awake all night.
I was originally taking regular Ropinirole (6mg) but it would cause me to suddenly fall asleep in the middle of whatever I was doing. Not good!
I now take Ropinirole XL (6mg extended release tablets) and that works about 90% of the time. As long as I take it the same time every day, I am no longer drowsy and able to sleep. There are the occasional unexplained nights when it takes longer to work and I'm up pretty late waiting.
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