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gabapentin and muscle pain

Posted by @nursegigi, Aug 16, 2016

Has anyone every experienced muscle and facia pain from gabapentin?

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WHEN I TOOK GABAPENTING IT GAVE ME INSTED OF RESTLESS LEGS A RESTLESS BODY
IT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. AND I HAD A HEAD ACHE AND MY VISION
WAS TERRIBLE.

No! I used to take it for pain, it did not work the best
So I switched to cymbolta ,

Welcome to Connect, @nursegigi. I’m glad to see @bryguy and @flor jumped in to share their experiences with gabapentin.

@emilyanne @beverlymellskog @1977lizzy @sandytoes14 @lamerex4 @painwarrior @ujeeniack @mfobrien36 Did you experience fascia and/or muscle pain while on gabapentin? Any thoughts for NurseGigi?

I was not on Gabapentin for a long period of time. When I realized it did nothing for the numbness, I stopped taking it. I have been fortunate not to experience pain with my neuropathy yet. The muscle and fascia pain I do experience has been diagnosed as fibromyalgia.

I have not. Gabapentin made me a zombie for two years; I barely remember
that time period. I hope you find some relief with muscle pain. Have you
tried Cymbalta? I take it for depression and pain, although I don’t think
for me it helps with pain. I know others who have had better results. Good
luck to you!

I didn’t have any muscle or fascia pain when I was on Gabapentin, but I don’t remember much of anything when I was on it. Life was just a blur, the same as Lauriedr stated, a zombie.

Gabapentin did nothing for me or to me so I quit taking it. No difference. I have an idea that there are more than one or two causal culprits involved here. I had begun to feel prickly, hot feet (not bad though) before chemo. After chemo it became full-blown hot feet, shooting pains, and now include ankles and unlike other neuropathy descriptions, I felt everything – to the extent that standing on the bathmat in my shower hurt my feet – that’s not normal, right? I have been told I probably have fibromyalgia and arthritis … I’m not sure what “fascia” pain is so am not a very good source.

Like @painwarrior and @lauriedr I did not experience muscle or fascia pain. Gabapentin made me have memory loss, and unsteady on my feet. I’m currently on Baclofen for muscle spasm’s and Cymbalta.

@mfobrien36

Gabapentin did nothing for me or to me so I quit taking it. No difference. I have an idea that there are more than one or two causal culprits involved here. I had begun to feel prickly, hot feet (not bad though) before chemo. After chemo it became full-blown hot feet, shooting pains, and now include ankles and unlike other neuropathy descriptions, I felt everything – to the extent that standing on the bathmat in my shower hurt my feet – that’s not normal, right? I have been told I probably have fibromyalgia and arthritis … I’m not sure what “fascia” pain is so am not a very good source.

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Hi Marry my name is Alex and i have the same pain after chemo and i also
was givin gabapentin i take it two days before and 5 after and it works
great provided i take it exactly 3 times a day if i miss just one dose the
feet hurt and its like shoting pain i am lucky to not have the zombie side
affects my doctor did warn me it knocks some people out.

I have been taking Gabapentin 3 times a day for neuropathy for a couple years now. The pain was really bad that I had to take pain pills on a daily basis. Now with the gabapentin and Dermatran that is a topical cream that I rub into my feet daily or 2-3 times a day. I actually don’t need it some days at all. I still take the gabapentin without any side affects. If you want to try the Dermatran I can give you the info on it. Also it requires a prescription to buy.

Is Dermatran for sciatica pain?? I do take the gabapentin 3 TIMES DAILY as well for a total of 3600 Mgs. a day.. also have the tens unit like thing implanted in my back.. Seem to be doing well with all that but would like info on the dermatran as well. Thank-you

@sandytoes14

Like @painwarrior and @lauriedr I did not experience muscle or fascia pain. Gabapentin made me have memory loss, and unsteady on my feet. I’m currently on Baclofen for muscle spasm’s and Cymbalta.

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wow, I also do have some memory loss & the unsteady but without it, I am in
terrible pain so just put up with the side effects.. I also take Cymbalta
but never heard of Baclofen..

@sandytoes14

Like @painwarrior and @lauriedr I did not experience muscle or fascia pain. Gabapentin made me have memory loss, and unsteady on my feet. I’m currently on Baclofen for muscle spasm’s and Cymbalta.

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Maybe the gabapentin is just not working for me and my pain is increased

@sandytoes14

Like @painwarrior and @lauriedr I did not experience muscle or fascia pain. Gabapentin made me have memory loss, and unsteady on my feet. I’m currently on Baclofen for muscle spasm’s and Cymbalta.

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One of my pain mgmt docs put me on Baclofen. He said its used with many muscular dystrophy patients. It doesn’t make me sleepy or loopy and controls the spasms longer than Flexeril or Robaxin.

@mfobrien36

Gabapentin did nothing for me or to me so I quit taking it. No difference. I have an idea that there are more than one or two causal culprits involved here. I had begun to feel prickly, hot feet (not bad though) before chemo. After chemo it became full-blown hot feet, shooting pains, and now include ankles and unlike other neuropathy descriptions, I felt everything – to the extent that standing on the bathmat in my shower hurt my feet – that’s not normal, right? I have been told I probably have fibromyalgia and arthritis … I’m not sure what “fascia” pain is so am not a very good source.

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Alex – After cancer surgery, I was on chemo for 6 months and a followup
with radiation. During the chemo no gabapentin prescribed by cancer
people even though during one-on-one talks, leg and foot tingling was
discussed. Only quite a while after the chemo/etc. was finished and
complaining re feet/ankles/legs to dr. was the gabapentin prescribed.
There doesn’t seem to be a standard treatment or timing. My neuropathy
couldn’t be called pain most of the time – it is mostly disabling numbness
and “crawly” sensation with very sensitive feet also occasional sharp stabs
(which are painful) and I tire easily probably due to the effort it takes
to walk – so, I use a cane or a walker to help. I hope doctors access these
exchanges as there are so many of us with similar/same/different stories –
hope someone is listening who can do miracles for us.

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