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Neuropathy: Anyone have any experience with gabapentin?

Neuropathy | Last Active: May 18, 2020 | Replies (129)

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@richade

I also have neuropathy loss of feeling and tingling in my feet up through my calves. I have been prescribed gabapentin and have tried it however the side effects are bad for me and I felt no real benefit from the gabapentin. I stopped the gabapentin after about six weeks. I tried it again about two years later and again decided there were no benefits and the side effects were not acceptable. I think I am lucky because while I have the numbing and loss of feeling, I don’t have pain Like many others so if you have pain, there may be a benefit from gabapentin. But not so far for me.

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Hello @richade, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for sharing your story. I feel the same way as you do. I have idiopathic small fiber PN and only have numbness/tingling in the feet and ankles. I shared what has helped me in an earlier post here:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-here-dealing-with-peripheral-neuropathy/?pg=42#comment-65985
Have you tried any other treatment or therapy?

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