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Drug Gabapentin Used For Pain Relief
I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
I am taking gabapentin for my fibromyalgia and exercising but still do not feel much pain relief. Any suggestions?
What can I take to stop severe hot flushes. I take oxycontin, gabapentin, ketamin all for pain relief?
Ketamine?: With all these medications, you clearly need to be working with a pain medicine specialist. Ketamine in particular is usually used IV or im as an a dissociative anesthetic agent -- if outpatient, hospice settings and sometimes complex regional pain syndrome http://tinyurl.Com/lfe8ee2 by age you could be in menopause, but your own physician needs to be the one to suggest any additional treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OK to mix: Gabapentin is metabolized via the kidney and has no substantial drug reaction with tramadol. Both could cause drowsiness and dizziness, and this could be additive. Although tramadol could rarely cause seizures, Gabapentin suppresses szs, so this essentially cancels out. So, in essence, with your doctor's very close supervision, you likely will do fine. ...Read more
The dr started me on gabapentin today, I've had shingles for 2 weeks now.How long before i can expect relief? The pain is unbearable.
If i find relief by taking gabapentin does that mean I have crps? Emg made my crps so bad.. In worst pain ever!
No it doesn't: Pain relief on the basis of a particular drug never specifies (or rules in) a specific reason or diagnosis of what's causing the pain. It simply means you respond to the medication. And that's not a bad thing since you are suffering less. Diagnosing crps requires another approach and fulfillment of diagnostic criteria. Your doctor can help you understand what's involved. ...Read more
Is 100mg 3x/day enough gabapentin for serious headache relief? Seems like a very small dose, increasing from 100mg by adding one dose/week seems slow
It depends on the: individual. increasing the dose slowly may prevent side effects, you may want to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Taking gabapentin 300mg three times a day for meralgia paresthetica. Started six days ago. No relief. How long before this stuff kicks in?
Are we there yet?: You're pretty close to when you should be feeling something with that particular dose. I tend to titrate people rather slowly (1 pill escalate weekly) so it depends how your doctor told you to ramp this medication up but if you've been going 3x/day right from the get go then, maybe a few more days to a week at best. If you're no better then, either the dose is too low or medication inadequate. ...Read more
Gabapentin: In general, Gabapentin is well tolerated and used safely long term. But as with any other medications, it has potential side effects such as mood disturbances, dizziness, fatigue, leg swelling, low white cell count, low platelet count, and renal failure. In rats, pancreatic cancer is reported. It should be used with caution in chronic kidney disease and should not be stopped suddenly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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