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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?

Different medication

Arthritis
Have you tried any (or all) of the medications for Fibromyalgia. Lyrica? Cymbalta? Savella? You may benefit from an anti-inflammatory medication for the arthritis.
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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!

Unlikely

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unlikely, unless facet joint disease. Fibromyalgia more likely
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They have my husband on several meds. still not helping, what do i do. clonidine, gabapentin,cyclobenzaprine,hydrocodone,diazepam,gabapentin,naproxen. they put him on and then take him off.

For what?

Hydrocodone
It sounds like your spouse had a chronic pain problem. Does he have a diagnosis? Are two different doctors sure I'd his primary problem? Has he had surgery? Has he had a second opinion? You should ask the doc, what are we treating? Would surgery help? Does he have a whole body problem like rheumatoid arthritis? Or is it chronic pain after an injury or surgery? Good luck.
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Dr. Gary Ridge answered:

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!

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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. .
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Can Gabapentin and/or make you gain weight I've put on 25lb and on top of my knee pain it's really getting me down?

Perhaps

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Gabapentin can cause weight gain. However, if you've reduced your mobility/exercise/activity because of knee pain that can cause weight gain. Changes in your eating due to depression may also cause weight gain, as well as medical issues. It's best to address this with your physician, who can evaluate you and give you guidance. Hope this answer helps.
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Dr. Edward Kuhnley answered:

If one uses gabapentin for chronic anxiety/ and or depression , how long will they need to use it to treat it fully, can this drug be used longterm ?

Consult prescriber

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Gabapentin has limited general utility for anxiety but when it works for an individual it is welcome relief. Medication requires careful monitoring with your prescriber as any response may diminish over time. It is best to combine with therapy and daily living habits for nutrition, sleep, exercise, and overall wellness. Learn anxiety & stress reduction strategies & fill your life with positive.
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what is gabapentin 800?

Gabapentin

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Gabapentin is a neuromodulating drug that works by blocking an excitatory neurotransmitter in your body called glutamate. By decreasing the amount of general excitation of pathologic nerves (from diabetes, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc), gabapentin helps to reduce the pain from those conditions. 800 refers to the dose, though is too high to start on. Side effects include sleepiness.
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Dr. John K. Hsiao answered:

what is gabapentin?

Neurontin

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is an anticonvulsant that is also used for neuropathic pain
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Dr. Leonard Lado answered:

WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF TAKING GABAPENTIN ?

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In 2008, the US Food and Drug Administration mandated warning labeling for anticonvulsant medications regarding the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Patorno et al 2010 found gabapentin, lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and tiagabine, compared with the use of topiramate, may be associated with an increased risk of suicidal acts or violent deaths. Gabapentin by itself is beneficial
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what is gabapentin 600 mg?

Anti-epileptic

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Gabapentin or Neurontin is a commonly used anti-epileptic medications. It is also used for chronic pain, headaches, and neuropathies.
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