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And I have had no relief at all from gabapentin - as is usual with most<br>meds. And it makes me drowsy all day and unable to sleep at<br>night. from ladyjane85<br><br>
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They don't prescribe them that often anymore because of side effects but have you ever tried an older tricyclic antidepressant like amitriptyline? For that matter have you ever been prescribed a newer antidepressant often used for pain, duloxetine? Gabapentin makes me drowsy too so I take it to sleep, for insomnia, and it works pretty well. Pain and sleep are closely linked. Are you sleeping alright? I assume not with all of that pain.
I have observed that what works for one person may not work for another. It seems to be mostly a process of trial and error - mostly error, it seems.
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