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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, 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

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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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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Avoid potential trauma to your joints
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Avoid traumatic exercise like running. Swimming is good.
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Use splints and braces
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Try drugs like naproxen to help you get through pain and exercise 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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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Avoid running and jumping -- just walk
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Don't gain weight
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Take Tylenol/NSAID before exercise
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My doctor has tried naproxyn tramadol flexirel cymbalta and Neurontin for my fibromyalgia and arthritis. Nothing has helped. Now what?

My doctor has tried naproxyn tramadol flexirel  cymbalta 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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I got a lidocaine + steroid injection in my shoulder two weeks ago and it hasn't stopped hurting. I am on Gabapentin and it helped until the injection?

I got a lidocaine + steroid injection in my shoulder two weeks ago and it hasn't stopped hurting. I am on Gabapentin and it helped until the injection?

Need further evaluat: Steroid Injections in the shoulder are usually reserved for patients with arthritis. At 20 years of age you probably has and injury of the ligaments of the shoulder or a tear of the labrum or rotator cuff. You need to have an MRI of the shoulder and be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. For the time use an electric heating pad. Non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents such as Motrin or Aleve ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Lose weight.
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Regular low impact cardiovascular exercise.
daily
Light weight training.
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Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplementation.
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Can gabapentin for i c cause pain/swelling on area of 3rd-5th toes where toes meet with top of foot, one foot only?

Can gabapentin for i c cause pain/swelling on area of 3rd-5th toes where toes meet with top of foot, one foot only?

Not usually! : Gabapentine is an effective treatment for neuropathy and other nerve injury. Swelling in the feet is a possible side effect but pain and swelling in a specific area would more likely be something else. It could be an injury, arthritis, hammertoes or stress fracture. You need an evaluation by a medical professional. . ...Read more

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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more

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Neurontin (Definition)

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