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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
Broad range: AEDs, TCAs, SSRIs, SNRIs, just to name a few. However, the diagnosis is very important before the administration of any medication or combination of a few. For example for trigeminal neuralgia Tegretol is the choice, for diabetic neuropathy Lyrica is the choice, for postherpetic neuralgia Venlafaxine is the choice, etc. Rec.: see pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more
I have chronic knee pain and I want my life back and the only medicine I have taken that helps is tramadol and gabapentin is this realistic or am I So?
Alternative options: Stating it is chronic I assume you've had this evaluated. Do you have a diagnosis? If not formally evaluated, this should be done. You're fairly young for arthritis unless you've had injuries of the knee. For starters you can try OTC Glucosamine and/or Cod Liver Oil capsules (3 per day) and/or Aspercreme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On gabapentin for 1 1/2 yrs since surgery 2 remove 4 fingers. Are there side effects from being on too long? It helps my pain which may never go away
Neuropathy: Why you had the fingers amputated? one hand or in both ? Are you a diabetic patient? if so you may take it for life. If not, try to discontinue the medication under medical supervision.. Very slow, you did not mentioned the dose you are taking, this is very important. Are you on other medications ? Do not drop a medication for pain that works well. Se a pain management MD for advise. . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed w/ fibromyalgia. im currently on 60mg cymbalta, 1800mg gabapentin. is there anything i can take for pain? tylenol doesnt help.
Yes : Consider getting a referral if your physician is running out of safe options. Low dose naltrexone or even Ketamine are worth considering. Behavioral support to turn down the volume on pain surprisingly effective for some. Access to same is the problem. Specialized care often helpful. ...Read more
What medications can help with nerve pain caused by my multiple sclerosis? I have tried gabapentin and oxcabazapine and both have stopped working.
I heard that gabapentin is also prescribed for anxiety& depression, is it true?
Or only pain releif, ect? If so which anxiety disorders it helps with
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