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 BODYIT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. AND I HAD A HEAD ACHE AND MY VISIONWAS TERRIBLE.
No! I used to take it for pain, it did not work the bestSo 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 rememberthat time period. I hope you find some relief with muscle pain. Have youtried Cymbalta? I take it for depression and pain, although I don’t thinkfor me it helps with pain. I know others who have had better results. Goodluck 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.
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Hi Marry my name is Alex and i have the same pain after chemo and i alsowas givin gabapentin i take it two days before and 5 after and it worksgreat provided i take it exactly 3 times a day if i miss just one dose thefeet hurt and its like shoting pain i am lucky to not have the zombie sideaffects 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.
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