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Tingles when I am laying down

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I cant remember if this was like this before but now when I lay down my legs spasam a little,tingle and cramp up. It does it no matter how I lay but mostly when I am on my back. I am 5 weeks post op.I am waiting to hear from the DR now about when I can get in to see him.


  • I forgot that before my operation they tried to put me on Gabapentin(generec for neurontin) its a antisiesure med. It made my hand shake maybe I should try it again?
  • It is really a good med for problems with nerves. I think I remember it making my hands shake for a while when I first started taking it, but I have no problems with it now. I hope you can get in to see the doc soon.
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  • Gabapentin never really did much for me yet I took it religiously. My doctor wrote me a script for 12 months worth and my insurance talked me into buying a 3 month supply. ($20) I took it for 3 months and never saw any difference to my condition. When the 3 months were up, they sent me another 3 months supply, which sits on top of the fridge. Don't take it yet don't want to throw it out! ~X(
  • Hiya >:D< I can only give you advice based on my own personal experience :D You need to see your doctor :? I have a simular problem to you :S Do you have nerve damage? :? Do you smoke? Keep us posted :H

    Angie >:D<
  • :D Oh, i meant to ask you, Have you ever tried LYRICA? :?

    Angie :H
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  • I dont know if I have nerve damage or not nobody has said anything.Before my op the OS gave the RX for about the same thing.Thats the only thing that has been done. Its been going on after about 2 weeks after operation.
  • Maybe call your pain management Dr. after you see the surgeon. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Hi Vuno . . .

    Are you up and around too long before lying down?? Maybe if you rest intermittently throughout the day that might help?
  • Hi, before the surgery did you have any pins and needles or numbness in your legs or feet? Did you ahve any stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)? If so then this would be quite normal post op.
    With spinal surgery there is a lot of nerves involved that get moved aroung etc during surgery.
    As we are repairing, our nerves start to come to life again thus the tingling.
    Lyrica and gabentin are both good for this type of thing so maybe it is worth another go.

    Hope things feel better soon and do mention it to the Dr as well when you see him.
    Blessings Sara O:)
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