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I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

Yes: See your psychiatrist for other options. Possible increase in dose could help. Also seeing a therapist could be helpful as well as sometimes depression and fibro are linked. ...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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How much GABA would you need to equal 300mg Neurontin (gabapentin) for pain?

How much GABA would you need to equal 300mg Neurontin (gabapentin) for pain?

Not equivalent: The two substances are not equivalent; one would not replace the other. If having difficulty with Neurontin (gabapentin) or pain, please work with your physician. ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from Neurontin (gabapentin) cause pain in the legs ?

Can withdrawal from Neurontin (gabapentin) cause pain in the legs ?

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

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Take Gabapentin for pain. 1) is it an opioid? 2) could it have caused recent bowel blockage? 93 yrs of age

Take Gabapentin for pain.  1) is it an opioid?  2) could it have caused recent bowel blockage?    93 yrs of age

Gabapentin: Gabapentin is not an opioid. Constipation is an occasional side effect. Your pharmacist can give you specific information about this medication,however. Don't discontinue it without discussing this with his physician. ...Read more

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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

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

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) treat face pain and headaches?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) treat face pain and headaches?

Sometimes: Often headache and face pain are related to certain neurological condition. In thus case neurontil may be a good choice. ...Read more

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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more