gabapentin and muscle pain

Posted by nursegigi @nursegigi, Aug 16, 2016

Has anyone every experienced muscle and facia pain from gabapentin?

@hosta

Yes the pain of shingles is terrible. I was in the hospital for 5 days. Mine didn’t break out. My grandson had then after he can home from Afghanistan while serving with the Marines. He he had them on his forehead. He said he felt like Mike Tyson had belted him. Gabapentin does help. I just don’t know all the side effects.

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There is nothing that your dentist can do? That is awful to be in that much pain with no help? Marield65 God Bless You

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hi someone told me gas can cause leg syndrome i get it many times but now ive stopped drinking pop havent had 1 for a while

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@hosta

Yes the pain of shingles is terrible. I was in the hospital for 5 days. Mine didn’t break out. My grandson had then after he can home from Afghanistan while serving with the Marines. He he had them on his forehead. He said he felt like Mike Tyson had belted him. Gabapentin does help. I just don’t know all the side effects.

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I also know what you mean about feeling so alone in the wee hours in so much pain. I wait on the painkiller to take effect so I can try to get some rest. I cry and pray. I don’t have TMJ so I can’t address that kind of pain. I have so much wrong with my back, having had so many surgeries, and steroid injection. Now I am having medial branch nerve blocks. The first ones seem to be working some. I will have the second series on 8/18/17. I know that it will not work 100% but even a little bit will be wonderful. I do have hobbies and try to help my daughter in our small greenhouse business. If not for my love of God and the support of my family and church family. I don’t know how I would survive it sometimes. My husband of 50+ years passed away in 2009 so I am alone in those wee hours. I don’t want to live on pain medication, I don’t like that spaced out feeling.

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@hosta

Yes the pain of shingles is terrible. I was in the hospital for 5 days. Mine didn’t break out. My grandson had then after he can home from Afghanistan while serving with the Marines. He he had them on his forehead. He said he felt like Mike Tyson had belted him. Gabapentin does help. I just don’t know all the side effects.

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Eve, boy, do I ever hear you! Yes, even a little bit of relief would be wonderful. And I don’t want to live on pain meds, either. They leave me feeling so spacey. I really dislike feeling as though I’m living in a fog.

Hazel

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Did you mean burping or other ways of “passing” gas?

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@hosta

Yes the pain of shingles is terrible. I was in the hospital for 5 days. Mine didn’t break out. My grandson had then after he can home from Afghanistan while serving with the Marines. He he had them on his forehead. He said he felt like Mike Tyson had belted him. Gabapentin does help. I just don’t know all the side effects.

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HAZEL, I wish there was something, but what?

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@hosta

Yes the pain of shingles is terrible. I was in the hospital for 5 days. Mine didn’t break out. My grandson had then after he can home from Afghanistan while serving with the Marines. He he had them on his forehead. He said he felt like Mike Tyson had belted him. Gabapentin does help. I just don’t know all the side effects.

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I don’t know, but I hope there’s something. Yesterday and today I’ve been pain free! I have no idea what I’m doing differently, if anything. So I’m enjoying not hurting. Had coffee with a friend who also has pain issues. It’s her back that gives her problems. She’s going to have surgery soon.

Hazel

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@allisonsnow

I have been on gabapentin for years !! Never linked it to any specific symptoms though , mainly because I take so may prescriptions. But periods of memory loss have been an issue AND no sleep AND no eating and AN INCREASAE IN PAIN but is this from the gabapentin or just an increase in pain? Have neuropathy from chemo, fibro, cancer pain, depression and some type of degenerative joint problem. I take over a dozen RX and some supplements. Will be looking forward to learning more about this issue !!

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I've been taking gabapentin for 20 yes I'm up to 4000 mg a day I take for the pins and needles I feel in lower legs. I do stop for 3 days to get out of my system. You don't take for numbness as I seen someone say in another post. It's great stuff the other meds either depress me or zombifies me.

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@popolopo

I take 600. Mg of gabapentin a day for pain after hip replacement but it helps very little. I just started 100 mg disclofenac pills once a day and it is helping me already.
I take a pilll to lessen stomach irritation,hope it works,got a 60 day supply.

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That's because gabapentin don't help that sort of pain it's for nerve pain. Like fibromyalgia diabetic nerve pain.

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@hazelblumberg

I don’t know, but I hope there’s something. Yesterday and today I’ve been pain free! I have no idea what I’m doing differently, if anything. So I’m enjoying not hurting. Had coffee with a friend who also has pain issues. It’s her back that gives her problems. She’s going to have surgery soon.

Hazel

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That's good everyone thinks pain meds stop the pain . Pain meds stops on average stop 30percent of the pain the rest is weather, food we eat and things like heat or cold therapy.

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@battlewes

That's because gabapentin don't help that sort of pain it's for nerve pain. Like fibromyalgia diabetic nerve pain.

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@battlewes Gabapentin reacts in people differently I have fibromyalgia and it didn't help me at all but some of my neuropathy friends take it and it does the best thing that helps me is a product called Fibro-Malic More types of minerals .

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I couln’t take it – I was allergic to it; my mouth started swelling and throat started closing. Take Cymbalta & a compound cream my dr. Prescribed. Nothing really seems to help completely. Just learning how to live with it like everyone else. I’m sorry for what you’ve experienced.

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