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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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What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.

What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.

Back of head pain: Hello. If Gabapentin is the only thing you have tried, you have many more medication options such as Topamax, (topiramate) which now comes as extended release once daily called Trokendi XR. Elavil, Pamelor, Doxepin, and Tofranil are also options.These latter four are also once daily medications. Help too with sleep. You have even more option than these so talk to your provider about a switch with gaba wean. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin good for fibromyalgia?

Is gabapentin good for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is fda approved for fms. Gabapentin is essentially the same molecule, just older, off patent, and cheaper. No one wants tomspend millions of dollars on Gabapentin research to add the fms indication. ...Read more

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I am having a fibromyalgia flare I usually take 2 Neurontin (gabapentin) at night, but pain is severe can I take another Neurontin (gabapentin) or what else can I do to help.

I am having a fibromyalgia flare I usually take 2 Neurontin (gabapentin) at night, but pain is severe can I take another Neurontin (gabapentin) or what else can I do to help.

Several actions: 30's female w. fibromyalgia has pain in bed & neurontin ineffective; uses Vicodin. Savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta, & Lyrica approved for FM, which can be associated with Hypermobility Syndrome & pelvic ligament strain when reclined is common. Soft mattress, cannabis, yoga, & aquatherapy oft help FM patients. Opiates are discouraged. Muscle reconditioning paramount. Cannabis topical lotions useful for many. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is gabapentin recommended for fibromyalgia?

Hello docs, is gabapentin recommended for fibromyalgia?

Yes: I have found it to often provide good improvement in my many patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I am taking gabapentin for my fibromyalgia and exercising but still do not feel much pain relief. Any suggestions?

I am taking gabapentin for my fibromyalgia and exercising but still do not feel much pain relief. Any suggestions?

See details: There are 2 options. One is to increase the Gabapentin dose to at least 2, 400 mg daily before giving up on it. The second is to add or substitute a second med such as Cymbalta or savella (milnacipran). ...Read more

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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?

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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All my prob's finally diagnosed fibromyalgia. Now how long till Neurontin (gabapentin) and meloxicam work? Been on them for four days now.

Several weeks: Neurontin (gabapentin) dosage needs to be titrated upwards to tolerance over several weeks. Meloxicam should provide some relief sooner. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was taking cymbalta (duloxetine) but the cost was too high. I'm taking gabapentin 900 mg. not working any suggestions?

I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was taking cymbalta (duloxetine) but the cost was too high. I'm taking gabapentin  900 mg. not working  any suggestions?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Is an antidepressant, which recently has been launched as a generic with lower costs to the public. You may like to try again. Gabapentin, a neurotrophic anticonvulsant, can be increased up to 3600 mg/ day. Both medications are used together or separate for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Discuss with your doctor to start another antidepressant if Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not an option. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Levin
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Neurontin (Definition)

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