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just put on gabapentin and wondering what others think of the drug

Beginning of the discussion - 02/03/2015

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Hi juju,

It shocks me to hear that you are taking gabapentin and have fibro cause I used to take that same medicine for treating my epilepsy. I can tell you that for my condition it did heped me but it triggered a lot of mood swings so eventualy I asked my GP to change it. So I don't think that is the case for everyone but just be careful and well it is weird to see that it is also used in other diseases. I hope it helps you. 

Cheers

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hi

I've been on gabapentin for nearly a year for my fibro I think it helps, but I also take liquid and tablet morphine along with an anti inflammatory as well as amitriptaline.

Hope this helps

Sammi

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Hi both and thanks for your feedback. Gabapentin is given for Epileptics and people who have fibromyalgia for nerve pain. I am taking it for fibro, but I have taken it before for my seizures, firstly thought I could have epilepsy. (non epileptic attack disorder is what I have) But it doesn't help drugs for that condition. I also take Citalopram, Tramadol and  Marol. From epilepsy and those drugs a lot of them didn't suit me. I am feeling a bit better this week than last from the nerve pain I had, bug bearing! Fingers crossed.

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Hi I was on 200mg of Gabapentin 3* day for 6 months until I developed a sever skin rash. The rash would weep and I would wake up and find that I was wet all over my neck and chest. A change to 100mg Pregabalin 3* cured the rash and gave me a similar pain reduction. I also  take Amitriptyline  before bedtime to help me sleep and 100mg of Tramadol 4* a day for my pain. Unfortunately my medication does not completely control my pain and I have Steroids and Anaesthetic injections in my elbows every 3 months, my ankles and toes every 6 to 12 months and my spine 3 to 4* a year. At present I am confined to bed 1 to 2 days a week and to help my mobility I use crutches indoors or walking sticks outside. I have been taking Pregabalin for over 5 years now and it reduces my pain better then any pain killer that my GP could prescribe. To find out which dosage was best for me I gradually increased my dosage until it almost stopped my pain. Unfortunately by this time I was tired and confused all of the time and so I reduced the dosage until I was sentient and was aware of my surroundings.

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hiya 

ive been on gabapentin 300mg 3 times a day for juat over a year, but the pain clinic has just started weaning me off it, it didn't help me much at all and since I've been taking it I have put a lot of weight on, which isn't ideal, but I have also talked to people who have had wonderful results from it 

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I take gabapetin for my epilepsy as I said, but it is true that there are people that I know that have gained wheight and some of them dropped it, but then stoped feeling as well as they did with the medicine, and others just started having a more careful diet and more excersise, one of my friends even went to a nutritionist and she was great cause she already had experience with patients taking that med

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I've just had my gabapentin reviewed an kept me on my dose of 100mg 3 times a day, but admitted I wasn't taking it 3 times, so inclined to make sure I take the 3 and give it more time if I was to go on 300mg! Not having any side effects different to what I am feeling with other meds. I do find using a anti histamine daily helps with rashes etc!

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I was on gabapentin but was told by doctor /specialist that it was toxic for my condition.

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I take Gabapentin for fibro and also Diclofenac for pain

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