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Gabapentin Help 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?
Horse racing: Some say 'yes' and some say 'no'. So, it's like many, many medications. Ask about potential bad effects and how hard it is to stop if you don't like it. Then, prepared, give it a try if you want and see if you're pro or con. Consider alternatives to pills too. Accupuncture, massage, ortho, yoga, etc. Try things in a sequence that lets you easily move on to the next candidate w/out w/drawal. ...Read more
Role of meds: The gabapentin does not cure any illness but may decrease intensity of pain generated by peripheral or central nerve disorder. Typically has minimal effect on musculo-ligamentous pain, and really is not helpful in presence of muscle disease. Muscle relaxants seem to work better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should gabapentin help with ulnar nerve pain? Injured right funny bone 2 days ago. Slightly tender now. Numb in last 2 digits and lateral hand.
Symptom relief: Yes, gabapentin can suppress nerve pain, but this is purely symptomatic relief, without any affect upon recovery or cure. Since your problem just began, there is an excellent chance of improvement over next 3-4 weeks. If numbness persists, at that point an EMG test could guide further intervention. ...Read more
Ft dr said L leg/ft pain is dorsal nerve. nerve root sleeve cyst s1 or 2. Gabapentin no help. also severe rectal pain when asleep and pelvic pain.
Gabapentin: Gabapentin is a neuromodulating drug that works by blocking an excitatory neurotransmitter in your body called glutamate. By decreasing the amount of general excitation of pathologic nerves (from diabetes, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc), Gabapentin helps to reduce the pain from those conditions. 800 refers to the dose, though is too high to start on. Side effects include sleepiness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many uses: Gabapentin aka Neurontin (gabapentin) is considered an anti epileptic , but is rarely used for epilepsy except as an adjunct to other medications. It is more commonly used for neuropathic pain or as a muscle relaxant. It's exact mechanism of action is unknown except that it blocks voltage-dependent calcium channels and modulates excitatory neurotransmitter release ...Read more
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