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I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

Yes: See your psychiatrist for other options. Possible increase in dose could help. Also seeing a therapist could be helpful as well as sometimes depression and fibro are linked. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Fibromyalgia & arthritis & pain levels are very high with 8 mg. Of exalgo, 1500 mg. Of gabapentin & 1 to 2 tablet of tramadol 3 x a day. Any thoughts?

Fibromyalgia & arthritis & pain levels are very high with 8 mg. Of exalgo, 1500 mg. Of gabapentin & 1 to 2 tablet of tramadol 3 x a day. Any thoughts?

Different medication: Have you tried any (or all) of the medications for fibromyalgia. Lyrica? Cymbalta? Savella (milnacipran)?

You may benefit from an anti-inflammatory medication for the arthritis. ...Read more

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Can mild arthritis of the lower back cause significant sciatica pain? Mri done in july. Pain is getting worse. On gabapentin and meloxicam. Thanks!

Can mild arthritis of the lower back cause significant sciatica pain? Mri done in july. Pain is getting worse. On gabapentin and meloxicam. Thanks!

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Vibrating feeling in leg. Painful joints new onset. Recently quick taking gabapentin after a microdiscetomy (May not be related to symptoms) Help!!

Vibrating feeling in leg. Painful joints new onset. Recently quick taking gabapentin after a microdiscetomy (May not be related to symptoms) Help!!

Recovery or?: Are you walking differently? Are the muscles weaker than before? This can cause these symptoms. How long ago was the surgery, and what was done? Where is the joint pain, and where is the vibration?

These symptoms may just be temporary as you complete your recovery. ...Read more

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53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

Not knowing from: Where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My doctor has tried naproxyn tramadol flexirel cymbalta (duloxetine) and Neurontin for my fibromyalgia and arthritis. Nothing has helped. Now what?

My doctor has tried naproxyn tramadol flexirel cymbalta (duloxetine) and Neurontin for my fibromyalgia and arthritis. Nothing has helped. Now what?

How about referral: If your doctor is unable to find the right medication or intervention to adequately treat your pain you may ask for a referral to either a rheumatologist (who are the recognized experts when it comes to diagnosing and managing fibromyalgia) or pain medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin addicting?

Is gabapentin addicting?

Good Question: Most substances to be addictive must be shown to be associated with a Dopamine release in the brain's reward centers. I'm not aware of evidence for that with Gabapentin but nonetheless it is for some a potent anti-anxiety agent, so it doesn't surprise me that addictive like patterns can emerge. If that's the case it is time to look for other ways to safely and effectively address the anxiety. ...Read more

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What is gabapentin 600 mg?

What is gabapentin 600 mg?

Anti-epileptic: Gabapentin or Neurontin (gabapentin) is a commonly used anti-epileptic medications. It is also used for chronic pain, headaches, and neuropathies. ...Read more

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What is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

What is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

Gabapentin: Gabapentin is used to treat partial seizures, pain related to post herpetic neuralgia as well as neuropathic pain. While it does modulate the activity of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, gaba, it's mechanism of action is significantly different from that of a benzodiazepine or barbiturate. As a result does not result in physiologic dependence. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: gabapentin?

Please describe the medication: gabapentin?

Relaxant & analgesic: Gabapentin (marketed as neurontin) is a drug used for the treatment of epilepsy (anticonvulsant), chronic nerve-related pain (analgesic), and conditions like fibromyalgia. Its side effects include dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, drowsiness, & swelling of extremities. A structurally related compound is gaba, a supplement that has a calming, relaxing, & anti-anxiety effect on the body. ...Read more

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Could I use gabapentin for recreational uses?

No: You should not use prescription medications for recreational use at all. It is dangerous and illegal in some states. If you did so with gabapentin, it wouldn't do much except make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Why is Gabapentin 300mg so sedating for me?

Gabapentin SEs: Sedation is a common side effect of gabapentin. Each person will be somewhat different in their sensitivity to this SE -- but it does occur. Some patients may adjust to the medication dose, and find sedation less problematic with time. Or perhaps taking most of the dose at bed would help. Contact your prescribing MD to arrive at the best solution for your particular case & be well! :) ...Read more

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Mixing alcohol and gabapentin, is that okay?

Mixing alcohol and gabapentin, is that okay?

No, it is not: Both are central nervous system depressants. They can both suppress the breathing centers in your brain. You could get super drunk, uncoordinated, black out, pass out, or stop breathing with the combo. Increased risk of falls, accidents, drunkenness, and embarrassing or shameful social behaviors you may or may not recall. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin addictive drug?

Neurontin (gabapentin): No, but sudden discontinuation is not advised. ...Read more

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Can you take gabapentin and saffron?

Most likely Okay: Evaluation of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of saffron, crocus. ..
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22484092‎
by b amin - ‎2012 - ‎cited by 9 - ‎related articles
mar 28, 2012 - evaluation of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of saffron, crocus sativus l., . .. Crocin; safranal; gamma-aminobutyric acid; acetone; gabapentin. ...Read more

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Can I take gabapentin while pregnant?

No studies: There are no human studies of Gabapentin use during pregnancy, but animal studies have shown fetal problems. There have been delayed ossification in skull bones, vertebrae, and extremities. Hydroureter and hydronephrosis have also been reported in animal studies. These results mean Gabapentin should only be used in pregnancy when benefit clearly outweighs risk. Discuss with your doctors. ...Read more

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Does gabapentin work for vaginal pain?

Does gabapentin work for vaginal pain?

Consult GYN: Gabapentin numbs nerves and may work for some pain in gyn. It is best to get accurate diangnosis and specific treatment recommendations from specialist for best approach. ...Read more

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Will gabapentin show up in a urine test?

If tested for: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a non-controlled/non-scheduled/non-addictive medication that is not metabolized by the liver at all and excreted unchanged by the kidneys/renal system. If there is a reason to measure the level, Gabapentin can be measured in the urine. Because it is not controlled there would be no basis for it to be part of a standard urine drug screen. ...Read more

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Can I take gabapentin with buprenorphine?

Can I take gabapentin with buprenorphine?

Yes: Both can cause sleepiness and edema, but they have been prescribed together and patients have gotten benefit. ...Read more

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Is Pregabalin stronger than Gabapentin?

No difference: There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication or painkiller, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. The only difference between Pregabalin and Gabapentin s the price. ...Read more

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Is mixing Gabapentin with Adderall safe?

Is mixing Gabapentin with Adderall safe?

Caution with mixing: Gabapentin and Adderall have essentially opposing effects, so it may not make sense to take the two of them together. It is always important to use caution when mixing medications. I would suggest you confirm with your prescribing doctor how he/she means for you to take the medications. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) contain sulfa?

No: I prescribe Gabapentin frequently and have never been concerned with whether or not my patients are allergic to sulfa when I prescribe it. Most patients tolerate Gabapentin very well. I've never had a patient who developed an allergy to it, though some people might not like it for one reason or another. ...Read more

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Can Gabapentin be used to treat sciatica?

Sciatica: Gabapentin is one of the drugs we use and it can be used alone or in combination with other medications. ...Read more

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Can I take gabapentin and tramadol together?

Can I take gabapentin and tramadol together?

Yes, however...: They can interact and cause excessive sedation, so check with your pcp or specialist to discuss further. ...Read more

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Can I take tramadol and gabapentin together?

Yes: Tramadol is an opioid. Gabapentin is an anti-seizure medication. You can take them together. However, they both can cause sedative effect. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Can pregnant women use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Not recommended: Neurontin (gabapentin) is category C during pregnancy. This means the risk for its use cannot be ruled out. Women taking Neurontin (gabapentin) during pregnancy are advised to enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry. Call toll free 1-888-233-2334 or online: http://www. Aedpregnancyregistry. Org/ ...Read more

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Does Gabapentin help with Raynaud's syndrome?

Doubtful: Raynaud's phenomena is due to irritable arteries that spasm and gabapentin is a drug for twitchy nerves. There is some overlap but different drugs are generally used for each. Vasodilators are the more common treatment for raynaud's ...Read more

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Does gabapentin have known sexual side effects?

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Neurontin (gabapentin): Sexual side-effects are not reported with Gabapentin (neurontin). ...Read more

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Can u refill Gabapentin 300 mg for nerve pain?

Gabapentin: Gabapentin is NOT a controlled substance meaning it CAN be refilled if there are refills on your prescription ...Read more

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Can Ultram be taken with neurontin (gabapentin)?

Can Ultram be taken with neurontin (gabapentin)?

Yes: Ultram is an opioid. Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anti-seizure medication. You can take them together. However, they both can cause sedative effect. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for chronic pain?

Yes: It's an especially useful pain medication because unlike opiate pain medications, one does not develop physical dependence on gabapentin. This means it can be taken for long periods without developing tolerance and needing higher doses. It is safe with reversible side effects. And it is especially effective with neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Can I take Cymbalta (duloxetine) with gabapentin?

Interaction checker: "Using gabapentin together with DULoxetine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1147-0, 949-2273 ...Read more

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Should you take both Gabapentin and Indomethacin?

You can: The two medications are OK to take together and for many types of pain conditions, people will use this combination. It really depends on why you are taking the medications and if you tolerate the individual meds. Your profile mentions pain and herniated disk, and these meds are often used to address these particular issues. ...Read more

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Does Gabapentin effect sexual performance in men?

Does Gabapentin effect sexual performance in men?

Yes, in some men: Gabapentin can cause sexual dysfunction or impotence in in some men who take it. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more