gabapentin and muscle pain

Posted by nursegigi @nursegigi, Aug 16, 2016

Has anyone every experienced muscle and facia pain from gabapentin?

@contentandwell

@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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@Contantandwell sounds yummy 😋

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@flor

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.

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Same with me.

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I had so many side effects from this drug, it was worse than the symptoms.

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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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I have Fibromyalgia and nothing has helped so far and I have tried everything. I have not heard of Fibro Malic, where do you get it? Does it help?

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@gailb

I haven’t been seen at Mayo because I live in Southern California and I don’t think there is a clinic here. I have been to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN when I had skin grafting surgery on my face for Basal Cell skin cancer. My husband was also treated there when he had a heart attack 17 years ago. I am very impressed with Mayo and the care they provided my husband and me.

I go through St. Jude’s clinics here. I have been happy with the healthcare I have received, with the exception of the pain doctor. He didn’t explain to me the effects of Gabapentin, and I trusted that he would not give me something like it. He’s not happy with me because I want to titrate off it. Too bad. I also take Tramadol 50 mg for pain, and Baclofen 10 mg for muscle spasms. I know I am dependant on the Tramadol as I have taken it before and had to withdraw from it then. However, I prefer it over Hydrocodone or oxycodone which haven’t really helped my pain. Tramadol helps, but I still have quite a bit of pain. I was told that I cannot use marijuana for pain relief, even though it is legal in California because it is still illegal at the Federal level. I’m seeing the pain doctor next Monday for a “reevaluation” of my situation. This is at his request which is why I think he’s not happy with me. It’s a longer story than I have time to share now.

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Marijuana is legal in California and has been my saving grace from the debilitating effects of Fibromyalgia. I only use it at night and it helps my nerves relax and I am able to sleep.

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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

LOL, I hope you won't be disappointed as I'm not nearly as good as Parus. I'm doing it because I enjoy painting, not because I'm good at it. And, you might consider joining a painting class near you where you can check out your creativity. You may be more creative than you know. I'm not ready to post any of my work yet. Perhaps toward the end of this year.

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@parus

@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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@parus Turmeric in milk is called "golden milk" and is a typical Indian drink. Most of the recipes do have ginger in them too but of course there is no reason that you have to include it. I love ginger though. Perhaps you could add just a tad of ginger if you like it too.
I bought turmeric just to be able to make this and somehow I have gotten away from it. I think after this reminder I will resume having it in the evening. I have been drinking a lot of chamomile tea at night.
JK

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@parus

@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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@parus I am not envious in a bad way, I just appreciate creativity more than people who are also creative I think. If I am creative in any way I haven't found that yet.
JK

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@gailb

@contentandwell

LOL, I hope you won't be disappointed as I'm not nearly as good as Parus. I'm doing it because I enjoy painting, not because I'm good at it. And, you might consider joining a painting class near you where you can check out your creativity. You may be more creative than you know. I'm not ready to post any of my work yet. Perhaps toward the end of this year.

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@gailb believe me, I have zero creativity. I once took a dried flower decorating class and my arrangements were always the most expensive because they looked so bad I kept adding stuff to them to try to improve them. I do have other things I am good at though, so I am content with that.
JK

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@contentandwell Your description of your dried flower arrangement is definitely creative. Put a smile on my face.

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@contentandwell

@parus I am not envious in a bad way, I just appreciate creativity more than people who are also creative I think. If I am creative in any way I haven't found that yet.
JK

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@contentandwell I did not think you were being green in a “bad” way. I was being playful. My guess is you have a keen eye and can tell you have a deep appreciation of what others can do. I like that!

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@parus

@contentandwell I did not think you were being green in a “bad” way. I was being playful. My guess is you have a keen eye and can tell you have a deep appreciation of what others can do. I like that!

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@parus I have a huge appreciation of creativity. I was always impressed by what my son and daughter did, even in grade school! My son has never pursued it but I think he does have some creativity, and my daughter definitely does.
JK

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