gabapentin and muscle pain

Posted by nursegigi @nursegigi, Aug 16, 2016

Has anyone every experienced muscle and facia pain from gabapentin?

No but it doesnt seem to help pain either. I do have problems with many meds not seeming to help me including for ibsd and spinal defects.

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@parus

@contentandwell Yes, Linsinopril is a BP med. There are times my trying to be compliant is NOT in my best interest. The opthamologist changed my eye drops as they were not playing well with the BP prescribed by primary. I am disappointed that the primary was not more observant as the eye drops were listed. It is still up to the patient to pay attention as the sharing of info sounds good in theory but it is still up to the patient to ask the pharmacist who likely shudders at some of the conflicts in prescribing. They can only follow the doctor’s orders 😉 We are all doing the best we know how or best we can. Will address the BP med on Tuesday. Did go back to cutting it into fourths so see how it goes.

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@parus

I was unable to take the lisenopril type meds.(ACE Inhibitors). My doctor changed me to ACE Blockers instead. I take Valsartin now, which works great for me with no apparent side effects. You can ask your doctor to try that for you. However, if you take it, be careful that your pharmacy uses pharma companies that compound it correctly. Some companies have accidentally produced a cancer causing side effect in their versions of the drug. You can research that online. I have tried many different drugs that I couldn't stand for BP.

Have you considered getting a DNA test to determine which drugs are compatible for you? Especially since you are so sensitive to drugs, I think that's something you could ask for from your doctor. I hope you can find the appropriate medication that works. I also hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Parus.

BTW, my painting is coming along and I'm loving it. I find the art class to be distracting as there are so many people socializing there. I still go for the social aspects, but I'm finding it much easier to work at home. I'm currently working on my third painting which is of my husband. We'll see how it comes out. I don't like my first painting, which remains incomplete. I'll work on it more later. I'm happy with my second piece which also needs more work, and I'm enjoying working on the current one of my husband. I can't post photos yet as none are finished. LOL

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@lioness

@freshair For my fibromyalgia which Ive had 30+ years I found that exercise is great ,isometric exercise also,when I first got it the group told us this I still do isometric plus warm water aerobics For me a medicine called fibro Malic helps it consist of magnesium, malic acid ,msm ,olive leaf vit B-6@vit C you take 4a day 2a.m.2p.m. Ive been on these for years Boswellia sterate is also for pain .I get shots in my lower back ,have a fracture and the nerves are pinched ,terrible burning pain in groin area.Dr just put me on a lower dose of Gabapentin higher didn't work for me what I have found helps is cbd cream on lower back I use Irie cream.

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@gailb thanks

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@lioness

Is this for the Inflammation? Fibro Malic?

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@floridagirl128

Is this for the Inflammation? Fibro Malic?

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@floridagirl128 Fibro malic is for fibromyalgia and for the inflammation I drink gi ger- Tumeric tea tumeric is anti inflammatory I can't take the capsules as my stomach is touchy Amazon @trader Joes have it .

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@parus

@contentandwell Yes, Linsinopril is a BP med. There are times my trying to be compliant is NOT in my best interest. The opthamologist changed my eye drops as they were not playing well with the BP prescribed by primary. I am disappointed that the primary was not more observant as the eye drops were listed. It is still up to the patient to pay attention as the sharing of info sounds good in theory but it is still up to the patient to ask the pharmacist who likely shudders at some of the conflicts in prescribing. They can only follow the doctor’s orders 😉 We are all doing the best we know how or best we can. Will address the BP med on Tuesday. Did go back to cutting it into fourths so see how it goes.

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@parus I am so surprised that a BP medicine would the type of problems you are having.

I agree, we do need to be as informed and knowledgeable as we can be about our conditions and medications. Unfortunately some doctors and NPs would prefer that patients remain Unknowledgeable. I had an NP tell me to stop my habit of googling!

I hope you are able to switch to a different medication easily. When I had the coughing problem my PCP switched me that same day with no negative affects.
JK

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@lioness

@floridagirl128 Fibro malic is for fibromyalgia and for the inflammation I drink gi ger- Tumeric tea tumeric is anti inflammatory I can't take the capsules as my stomach is touchy Amazon @trader Joes have it .

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Did you mean you drink Ginger? I can't take Advil or like pills due to Ulcers as well. I just ordered Turmeric in oil form. I take the capsules now, maybe not enough, still have pain.

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@floridagirl128

Did you mean you drink Ginger? I can't take Advil or like pills due to Ulcers as well. I just ordered Turmeric in oil form. I take the capsules now, maybe not enough, still have pain.

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@floridagirl128 yes you get a tea it is ginger-Tumeric tea it taste good Amazon or Trader Joe's has it just drinking ginger would taste bad and be to much on your stomach but this tea doesn't bother my stomach as I,ve had ulcers in past so don't due fried foods or hot spicey foods.The tumeric pills upset my stomach but the tea is all right.

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@gailb

@parus

I was unable to take the lisenopril type meds.(ACE Inhibitors). My doctor changed me to ACE Blockers instead. I take Valsartin now, which works great for me with no apparent side effects. You can ask your doctor to try that for you. However, if you take it, be careful that your pharmacy uses pharma companies that compound it correctly. Some companies have accidentally produced a cancer causing side effect in their versions of the drug. You can research that online. I have tried many different drugs that I couldn't stand for BP.

Have you considered getting a DNA test to determine which drugs are compatible for you? Especially since you are so sensitive to drugs, I think that's something you could ask for from your doctor. I hope you can find the appropriate medication that works. I also hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Parus.

BTW, my painting is coming along and I'm loving it. I find the art class to be distracting as there are so many people socializing there. I still go for the social aspects, but I'm finding it much easier to work at home. I'm currently working on my third painting which is of my husband. We'll see how it comes out. I don't like my first painting, which remains incomplete. I'll work on it more later. I'm happy with my second piece which also needs more work, and I'm enjoying working on the current one of my husband. I can't post photos yet as none are finished. LOL

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@gailb I am so jealous of creative people who can paint or do anything creative. I am not one bit creative. Looking forward to seeing your paintings.
JK

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@lioness

@floridagirl128 yes you get a tea it is ginger-Tumeric tea it taste good Amazon or Trader Joe's has it just drinking ginger would taste bad and be to much on your stomach but this tea doesn't bother my stomach as I,ve had ulcers in past so don't due fried foods or hot spicey foods.The tumeric pills upset my stomach but the tea is all right.

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@lioness @floridagirl128 There is a ginger turmeric "chai" made by Rishi. It comes in a carton and you warm it up and put some milk in with it — I use unsweetened almond milk. It does have some sweetener in it. They also have a turmeric ginger tea in leaves with no sweetener. Both are good, and I buy both at Whole Foods. I first had it when I bought some at the cafe in Whole Foods and loved it. It really is good.
I have no idea why this picture went sideways, it wasn't like that in my files.
JK

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@contentandwell I had to stop with anything containing ginger as even ginger has become too stimulating for me-I guess. I do purchase turmeric fresh and steep it in unsweetened almond milk. Very mild and soothing. I tried turmeric in capsule form and my tummy was not happy with my choice.

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@contentandwell

@gailb I am so jealous of creative people who can paint or do anything creative. I am not one bit creative. Looking forward to seeing your paintings.
JK

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@contentandwell Now, now JK you are creative in other ways. It can be as rewarding to view what another has done and appreciate thus without envy 🙂😉

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