gabapentin and muscle pain

Posted by nursegigi @nursegigi, Aug 16, 2016

Has anyone every experienced muscle and facia pain from gabapentin?

@anniebrook

Does the Cymbalta work ? I take Gaba for nerve pain which does work for me but I can only take 100mg in the evening as it makes me so tired.It doesn't work for the muscle spasm or osteoarthritis. I read that it doesn't work for low back pain but if the nerves are trapped which mine are it does calm that. I have been wondering about Cymbalta. I was a Psych nurse all my working life and it did lift the mood of lots of patients.

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@anniebrook Since I have had fibromyalgia for along time U use s product from Vitacost it's Fibro Malic works great for me

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@anniebrook

Does the Cymbalta work ? I take Gaba for nerve pain which does work for me but I can only take 100mg in the evening as it makes me so tired.It doesn't work for the muscle spasm or osteoarthritis. I read that it doesn't work for low back pain but if the nerves are trapped which mine are it does calm that. I have been wondering about Cymbalta. I was a Psych nurse all my working life and it did lift the mood of lots of patients.

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Hi @anniebrook . I take Cymbalta at night – 60mgs. I have been taking it for about 4 years now and noticed that it did help with my nerve pain.

*Gabapentin agrees with me and I have been taking it for 9 years. I was titrated up over the years and now take 800mgs, 4 times a day.*

Best wishes for less pain,

TeeTee

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Yes, I am using gabapentin for seizures at night that interferes with my sleep. I have mucles pain that hurts so much, I can't sleep and have trouble walking or getting up because of the pain. I have decided to stop taking gabapentin as it really isn't helping with my sleep issues. Hope everyone who has the same pain gets help!

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@jtindle816

Yes, I am using gabapentin for seizures at night that interferes with my sleep. I have mucles pain that hurts so much, I can't sleep and have trouble walking or getting up because of the pain. I have decided to stop taking gabapentin as it really isn't helping with my sleep issues. Hope everyone who has the same pain gets help!

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I have had muscle cramps too, so bad I can't sleep. I asked my neurologist. She said that I have 'Restless Leg Syndrome' in addition to Neuropathy. She tested my iron then told me to take 325 mg of Ferrous Oxide (not any other kind of iron supplement). She has RLS as well, she said her muscle pain and cramps improved after a couple of months of taking 325 Ferrous Oxide. I know that dehydration causes muscle cramps too so I try to remember to drink some water every day; and I run and work out and I know that I should stretch afterward but I don't always remember — muscle cramps start up again when I forget for a few days in a row … It's like the 'whack-a-mole' game at the carnival. Just when we get some relief, something else flares up. I hope that helps. Peggy

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@pfbacon Hi Peggy for muscle cramps you should also take magnesium very importand as well as potassium drink lots of water you should have 3bottles a day If you urine is dark your not getting enough water it should be lt. Yellow Sorry for details but Im a retired nurse

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@lioness

@pfbacon Hi Peggy for muscle cramps you should also take magnesium very importand as well as potassium drink lots of water you should have 3bottles a day If you urine is dark your not getting enough water it should be lt. Yellow Sorry for details but Im a retired nurse

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Thank you. We tried magnesium and potassium and the muscle cramps got worse, much worse. Peggy

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@pfbacon Oh wow Im surprised must be the low iron learned something thanks

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I use 1000 mgs of gaba at night. One time i accidentally ran out and by the 4th day was really suffering. About 2 months ago I was really desperate and started going through the medicine cabinet and found muscle relaxers. They help to settle my legs down. I can only take 1/4 pill so I won't have rubbery legs the next day.

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