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Gabapentin For Pain
I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?
I'm taking apo-gabapentin for pain at 300mg 3xa day. Its it normal to have delayed thinking and trouble concertraiting and remembering things?
I have taken Neurontin (gabapentin) for pain. I recently heard of someone that had developed a lump in their leg as a result of taking neurontin (gabapentin). Is this possible?
Essentially: No: If you are asking whether withdrawal from the med causes the pain directly: No. However, you were taking the medication for some condition (you list three, including pain). More probably, going off the med has simply caused the underlying condition to resurface. ...Read more
If I had an adverse reaction to gabapentin for pain am I likely to suffer the same fate with cymbalta (duloxetine)? I know they work differently but still worried
Not necessarily: Cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin are different classes of medications with different side effects. However, good to tell prescribing doctor about medications you did not tolerate and why. Some people are more sensitive in general to meds. Keep track of your responses. Discuss your concern with prescribing doctor. Ask what side effects might occur and what to do in that event. Take care. ...Read more
Take Gabapentin for pain. 1) is it an opioid? 2) could it have caused recent bowel blockage? 93 yrs of age
I was prescribed Lyrica and use to be on Gabapentin because pain medicine makes me sick to my stomach. I haven't been able to go back to my normal dr?
Usually yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. A few may have signs of drug allergy, such as a rash. One's doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used. ...Read more
Take at night.: Take the majority of the dose later in the day or at bedtime. The sedation decreases the laonger you take the drug. You should be careful of taking it with other sedating drugs, especially early in your use of the medication. ...Read more
I am considering taking Neurontin (gabapentin) for nerve pain. Does this medication have a history of causing weight gain. I read that it did.
Gabapentin, yes: Possible weight gain. Unfortunately, doctors often do not address this when prescribing medicine, despite weight gain being very troubling for the many patients. Gabapentin differs from most other anticonvulsants, because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans. It is used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain (nerve pain) conditions. ...Read more
Thoughts on gabapentin for nerve pain? Why does it have withdrawal effects? I am nervous to take this medication. Other ones to ask dr about?
Yes: They work on different receptors and one might work better for a specific pain or a specific patient. They can also be taken together. If amitriptylene helps but causes too much side effects consider switching to desipramine. ...Read more
Yes: There are no known interactions between these two. . . . But if you're planning to add hypericum perforatum (st. John's wort) to your regimen, please tell your physician. ...Read more
I'm prescribed Gabapentin for nerve pain. Would any of these be dangerous for me to also take? Psilocybin mushrooms MDMA (150 mg) Klonopin (.25mg)
MDMA is never pure: & never safe for anybody. Hallucinogenic 'shrooms are good if you want to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a psychotic break, unless you kill yourself first by jumping off a roof because you think you can fly. Gabapentin increases the half-life, plasma concentration, sedative & CNS depressant effects of Clonazepam. Adding alcohol would be very dangerous see your psychiatrist ASAP. ...Read more
You think gabapentin for nerv pain is bad for your kidneys? Like really bad? I sometimes take it for facial nerv pain and lower back pain sciatica. It
Federal and state law does not allowed physician to prescribed this kind of medicine on line. You need face to face meeting with a local physician.
try to locate a family physician, they will be able to help you with your problems.
good luck ...Read more
I fell and injured my knees and my np prescribed gabapentin for nerve pain. Can it "reset" the brain's response to nerve pain?
Unclear: Not sure what you mean by "reset". Are you referring to dulling responses to pain medications? Please repost with more clarity to what you refer. ...Read more
2012 I injured my ankle. After 1.5 years was prescribed gabapentin for ongoing pain which is finally working. Does this indicate that nerve damage?
Is it okay to use a topical compound of lidocaine/tetracaine/cyclobenzaprin/ketamine/Gabapentin for back pain when taking an SSRI?
I have MS been have a lot of back pain and been feeling really low. My MD prescribed Neurontin (gabapentin) for back pain and celexa for depression.?
These should help:
Sorry to hear of your illness. Depression is understandably
common when dealing with a chronic illness. Celexa should help. It may take several weeks. Neurontin (gabapentin) is very helpful for pain resulting from MS involvement of sensory nerves.
Mindfulness meditation has been found to be helpful. A book by Jon Kabat-Zin is excellent: "Full Catastrophe Living" His website http://www. Mindfulnesscds. Com/ ...Read more
Are there any contraindications for Neurontin (gabapentin) therapy for pain in a bipolar person taking carbamazepine? Seeing a neurologist in january...
Www. Drugs. Com: Management: during concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects. ...Read more