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Old 02-22-2017, 08:51 PM   #11
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It can take a few weeks to respond to gabapentin. Doctors like to start with a small dose and sometimes it takes abig dose to notice relief. You can take up to 3600 mg a day.
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Gabapentin gave me instant, but not complete, relief, and I had to increase the dosage to get complete relief.

I take 2400 mg/day for both profound Peripheral Neuropathy and Small Fiber Neuropathy. It also seems to take away pain from my osteoarthritis, which is a blessing.

I could not stand the pain of small fiber neuropathy, it feels like trying to live in a cage of stinging, burning, stabbing, itching skin.. The minutes just drag by, because the pain slows everything down to a crawl. It's always NOW NOW NOW in pain.

The minute I went back on gabapentin (I stopped, slowly, to test whether is was causing symptoms of Myoclonus in me, and it wasn't) the agony went away.

I was so overjoyed. I pray it keeps working for me. It is a blessing in my life.

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Originally Posted by hbielski1905 View Post
Hi Ragtop,

You brought up a very good point about shoes and socks. This was a huge issue for me. I too had to find thick socks... I have also had to move to shoes without laces. I need to because my feet are constantly either hurting or need air from my shoes. I find the ease of taking them on or off so much nicer!!


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BTW, I just got some white athletic socks from Costco that are very thick and soft and pretty comfy. Something to look at for anyone with access to a Costco membership
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