Hi Everyone. Did anyone here develop RLS post-op? If so, what medicines do you take for it. The following is to the best of my memory. Post-Op from the craniotomy (10/2011) I had some loss of feelings in both legs before I even left the hospital to come home. Left leg came back within 1 week but the right leg was not returning to normal. Neuro put me on Gabapentin (aka Neurontin) and legs were both normal within 2+ months of the operation. She took me off the Gabapentin and all was fine. I had complete feeling in legs. I should stress I had normal feelings in both legs like before the operation. About 3 months later I developed RLS out of nowhere and it has progressively been worse. By early evening I am going crazy from the symptoms of it. My Neurologist put me back on the Gabapentin but its not giving me any relief. I'm into my 3rd month of it. I will be seeing my Neuro in about 2 weeks to let her know the Gabapentin is not working. I read and researched what I can do to relieve the RLS. I can't sleep without the aid of Ambien which is not working anymore unless I take double the dose and of course I cannot and don't want to.
Any suggestions would be of so much help before I see my doctor. I am so desperate. Thanks everyone. Jeanne