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Old 11-05-2015, 07:24 PM   #11
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Hi COW109,

We have a very active and interesting PN Forum here:

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum20.html

I can assure you of a warm welcome there if you have issues with your SFN.

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Old 11-08-2015, 08:45 AM   #12
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Hi Pam,

I tried so many medications for my nerve pain. Most of them either did not help or I got side effects and had to go of them.

I hope the gabapentin works for you and helps your pain.

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I'm on 2700 mg Gabapentin. I have heavy duty nerve pain over most of my body. I think as others have said it's a really individual thing. For me it has reduced some of the nerve pain so it's worth it. It does affect me cognitively and I've had to lower the dose recently. Very few meds help me so I'm happy to accept a little help even if I may not be quite as alert as before. Good luck in your decision making ( :
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I am taking Gabapentin 300 mg 3x daily, with good results. At night I have break-though shooting pain in my left leg\foot.
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Old 11-16-2015, 02:00 PM   #15
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Is the Gabapentin for your teeth problem or something else ..... I took for a little while and gained a lot of weight so got off of it . it did help with nerve pain but not weight gain.. I then changed to Keppra for nerve pain..
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Any updates on taking Gabapentin? I was on it starting off with 300 mg 3 times per day. I noted the nerve pain was not as bad, but I was like a walking zombie.

My doctor wanted to continue but with a much lower dose. 100 mg 1 times per day. Well I'm stopping it as it's not helping at all, but the fatigue is there.

Would like to hear other opinions on the results of taking Gabapentin for nerve damage?

tia ~Becca
Hi there, I have ulner nerve damage in my right elbow and severe osteoarthritis in my right elbow, I've was on on 3600 of gaba and 400 mg of morphine er before I had another arthroscopy, I'm now down to 160 morphine and 2100 of gaba but now I'm badly struggling with fatigue, today I've been in bed all day and I've been like this for months, up and down, if a get a reasonable day I seem to pay for it for the next few days, does this ring any bells with anyone ?
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In my other reply I was confused .. anyway Neurontin is bad for your teeth so take extra special care of them ...
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I've been on gabapentin for about a year. It does help me a great deal. The down side for me have been the memory problems, the weight gains, and having to go up in dosage every several months. It works better for me than Lyrica did. I think both have the dizzy adjustment period. As others have said, it depends on the person. Good Luck.
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-Every person has a unique experience
-Physical and mental side effects that can't be predicted
-Dosages generally increase over time.

My experience is that my doc and I have to switch meds every so often (~15-24 months) to get the same effect. Side effects vary from dizziness and even "visual effects" to depression, and muscle spasms.
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[B]Been taking Gab for about 9 months now. Am also taking 2 muscle relaxants & morphine for pain from 2 back surgeries. Added Gab as an alternative to increasing opioid. Has worked well for me. Doc told me to tough out any non severe side effects for a week After that the side effects seemed to disappeared & I felt markedly better. I'm sure it was a better choice than increasing pain meds. Let us know how things are going.
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