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Im male, 23,workout regularly,however dont drink enough fluids. im paralyzed t5-complete. i take gabepenton. iknow its for nerve pain, when i have burning/sharp pains it helps. but does it also help with stinging pain on the surface of my skin?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Gabapentin is used mainly for alleviating the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. It is not a truly pain medication but we usually use it along with a pain med (analgesic) for synergistic effect. In the end, the damping effect on the peripheral nerve may provide some pain relief. It seems you have a neuropathic pain so Gabapentin may be helpful.
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Nerve pain may feel like a stinging sensation, which gabapentin may help. However, if you’re finding that you’re experiencing stinging pain despite taking gabapentin, then you’ll want to report that to your doctor, as he or she may choose to increase your dose, start another drug, or take another course of action.

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