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Thoughts on gabapentin for nerve pain? why does it have withdrawal effects? i am nervous to take this medication. other ones to ask dr about?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
It is good: but it does cause withdrawal symptoms. But, equivalent medicines do it too. If you need it, do not hesitate
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Effective: Gabapentin is very effective for nerve pain due to neuropathy or pinched nerve. It does cause tolerance which is why it must be tapered. I have many patients who have gotten significant relief using it. Discuss with your doctor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Last updated Mar 25, 2017

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