Gabapentin for pain - Doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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