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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?
Im taking apo-gabapentin for pain at 300mg 3xa day. Its it normal to have delayed thinking and trouble concertraiting and remembering things?
Take Gabapentin for pain. 1) is it an opioid? 2) could it have caused recent bowel blockage? 93 yrs of age
If I had an adverse reaction to gabapentin for pain am I likely to suffer the same fate with cymbalta? I know they work differently but still worried
Not necessarily: Cymbalta 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Effective: Gabapentin is very effective for nerve pain due to neuropathy or pinched nerve. It does cause tolerance which is why it must be tapered. I have many patients who have gotten significant relief using it. Discuss with your doctor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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