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Could Neurontin (gabapentin) be making my back pain worse?

Could Neurontin (gabapentin) be making my back pain worse?

Maybe: It's pretty infrequent, but Neurontin (gabapentin) has been known to cause joint pain or swelling, muscle pains and/or leg cramps. Again, this is not very common but has been known to happen. ...Read more

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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


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What to do if i take 1200 mg of gabapentin twice daily and still have back pain. How much more can I take?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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What to do if i take 1200 mg of gabapentin twice daily and still have back pain. How much more can I take?

Gabapentin dosage: You are not at the maximum dosage for gabapentin. If you don't have good relief from the medication, you should discuss with your doctor to increase the dosage or have it changed to another medication like Lyrica (pregabalin) or gralise. ...Read more

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Can you take trimadol. Meloxicam. And gabapentin together it was prescribed for back pain from scoliosis

Yes: Tramadol is an opioid, Meloxicam is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, and neuron tin is an anti-seizure medication. They have different effects on your pain. This regimen is commonly used for chronic painful conditions, including back pain from scoliosis. ...Read more

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How is gabapentin for burning in legs, feet etc caused by back pain from spinal lumbar stenosis? And is yes, is it worth the side effects?

Yes: Gabapentin is a very good drug with minimal side effects, especially at the lower doses. It is used for neuropathy, chronic pain and fibromyalgia, etc... I would proceed with your doctors advice and try the medication. ...Read more

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I have chest pains like someone one put 3 brick on my chest , I have back pain thas making it worse i feel tried , these systems last about 5 mins?

It is difficult to: Make diagnosis here. I see that you have a heart murmur. You are a female but no other risks listed for heart problem there are many causes of chest pain or pressure, and at your age, heart is not the most worrisome except for the murmur. It is best to see your doctor and discuss it and they an do all the necessary work up for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more