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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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Will gabapentin-neurontin help my pain with multilevel disc degeneration?

Will gabapentin-neurontin help my pain with multilevel disc degeneration?

No: Neurontin/gabapentin is a nerve stabilizing medication that can be helpful for nerve pain. Pain from multilevel disk degeneration originates from the joints, bone, and possibly the muscles, but typically not the nerves. ...Read more

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Does Gabapentin help with sciatica pain?

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

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Can gabapentin help with muscle pain?

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 more

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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

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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.

Leg/foot pain: If the meds are helping and you're having a hard time sleeping at night, you might consider talking to your PCP about referring you to a neurosurgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is gabapentin 800?

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 more

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What does gabapentin do?

What does gabapentin do?

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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Neurontin (Definition)

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