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Horizant is taken for: RLS

Horizant

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Method of use: Pill
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Gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, XP-13512) is a prodrug for the anticonvulsant and analgesic drug gabapentin. It was design...
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Horizant for RLS
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Negative 24
We found 612 discussions
Ricardo
Gabapetin versus Horizant
I have been taking Pramipexole for several years to help my RLS and to help my sleep problem.
The RLS continued to worsen but I continued to take it as it seemed to help me sleep.
My doctor put me on Horizant but that did no good so I quit taking it but continued the Pramipexole.
A few months ago another doctor prescribed Gabapetin for my RLS and overnight my RLS all but disappeared.
A couple of days after that miracle I forgot to take the Pramipexole and the RLS came back.
When I took it again, the RLS stopped.
I then experimented and twice did not take the Pramipexole and each time the RLS returned.
It is clear to me that as long as I take the Pramipexole and Gabapetin in conjunction my RLS is a thing of the past.
If I take either by itself, the RLS returns.
Now comes the confusing part:
I have learned that Gabapetin and Horizant are the same thing, with different names.
If that is the case why does the Gabapetin solve my problem when the Horizant did not?
D
August 14, 2014
does anyone else get the night-sweats from Horizant?
May 24, 2014
Maybe you needed a higher dose. I started at 100 my a day if Gabapentin for RLS. Now I am taking 300 me 2xs a day. Works for the most part but do still have bad nights. Good luck.

" ...now using Nuepro and Horizant together. they work but not all the time. So I will not go dairy free as I have read that it has helped a couple of people... "

" ...restless legs. I take Horizant for that and although it doesn't help a ton I can definitely tell the difference when I don't take it. Unfortunately, they still... "

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" ...RLS restless legs that I had was unbearable...I dreaded each evening as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work almost ...practically nonexistent. Yes, I was groggy the first w... "

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" ...are tingling constantly. He gave me Horizant (subset of Gabepentin) for the pain of cramping and contractions and neuropathy which works well for me. My ...and then they feel weak. My neuro t... "

" Hi - my dr gave me horizant - i think its a fairly new drug, i don't have rls anymore just the feeling... "

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www.rxlist.com
" ...movements caused by extreme Restless Legs Syndrome. Before using Horizant, RLS seizures were extreme throughout entire... "

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bb.rls.org
" ...a drug? I have been on Horizant for 3 days, I am ...ball and cry. What is wrong with me? Could this be the Horizant? I know I have been tired for awhile, but the cold and crying thing... "

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sjogrensworld.org
" Topic: Horizant (Read 88 times) Hi everyone, ...have Postherpetic Neuralgia. My GP finally gave me Horizant and it finally calmed down ...are unable to get the Horizant now due to a manufacture... "

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sjogrensworld.org
" ...we gonna do- I am so sick of feeling bad. My GP thinks I am doing good! Oh how I wish The New med Horizant makes me feel alot better. I guess this is as Good as it... "

Patient concerns with Horizant

We found 612 discussions
Ricardo
Gabapetin versus Horizant
I have been taking Pramipexole for several years to help my RLS and to help my sleep problem.
The RLS continued to worsen but I continued to take it as it seemed to help me sleep.
My doctor put me on Horizant but that did no good so I quit taking it but continued the Pramipexole.
A few months ago another doctor prescribed Gabapetin for my RLS and overnight my RLS all but disappeared.
A couple of days after that miracle I forgot to take the Pramipexole and the RLS came back.
When I took it again, the RLS stopped.
I then experimented and twice did not take the Pramipexole and each time the RLS returned.
It is clear to me that as long as I take the Pramipexole and Gabapetin in conjunction my RLS is a thing of the past.
If I take either by itself, the RLS returns.
Now comes the confusing part:
I have learned that Gabapetin and Horizant are the same thing, with different names.
If that is the case why does the Gabapetin solve my problem when the Horizant did not?
D
August 14, 2014
does anyone else get the night-sweats from Horizant?
May 24, 2014
Maybe you needed a higher dose. I started at 100 my a day if Gabapentin for RLS. Now I am taking 300 me 2xs a day. Works for the most part but do still have bad nights. Good luck.

" ...now using Nuepro and Horizant together. they work but not all the time. So I will not go dairy free as I have read that it has helped a couple of people... "

" ...restless legs. I take Horizant for that and although it doesn't help a ton I can definitely tell the difference when I don't take it. Unfortunately, they still... "

Post from
www.rxlist.com
" ...RLS restless legs that I had was unbearable...I dreaded each evening as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work almost ...practically nonexistent. Yes, I was groggy the first w... "

Post from
www.thisisms.com
" ...are tingling constantly. He gave me Horizant (subset of Gabepentin) for the pain of cramping and contractions and neuropathy which works well for me. My ...and then they feel weak. My neuro t... "

" Hi - my dr gave me horizant - i think its a fairly new drug, i don't have rls anymore just the feeling... "

Post from
www.rxlist.com
" ...movements caused by extreme Restless Legs Syndrome. Before using Horizant, RLS seizures were extreme throughout entire... "

Post from
bb.rls.org
" ...a drug? I have been on Horizant for 3 days, I am ...ball and cry. What is wrong with me? Could this be the Horizant? I know I have been tired for awhile, but the cold and crying thing... "

Post from
sjogrensworld.org
" Topic: Horizant (Read 88 times) Hi everyone, ...have Postherpetic Neuralgia. My GP finally gave me Horizant and it finally calmed down ...are unable to get the Horizant now due to a manufacture... "

Post from
sjogrensworld.org
" ...we gonna do- I am so sick of feeling bad. My GP thinks I am doing good! Oh how I wish The New med Horizant makes me feel alot better. I guess this is as Good as it... "

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