gabapentin and muscle pain

Posted by nursegigi @nursegigi, Aug 16, 2016

Has anyone every experienced muscle and facia pain from gabapentin?

After reading this, I may need to speak to my care team and see if I have myofascial pain in my upper back and not only fibromyalgia. Thanks!

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Hi my name is Janie56. I am a new member. I also have Myo. I have had it for about five years. I have went through saline injections with no relief. I’m on endocette and oxycodone daily. Still having pain. Been to chiropractor and have had acupuncture. Right now I am doing self hypnosis. Believe it or not,it is relaxing the nerves and muscles and I am having some relief. I also take cymbalta for the last five years. I have never tried gabapentin.

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@janie56

Hi my name is Janie56. I am a new member. I also have Myo. I have had it for about five years. I have went through saline injections with no relief. I’m on endocette and oxycodone daily. Still having pain. Been to chiropractor and have had acupuncture. Right now I am doing self hypnosis. Believe it or not,it is relaxing the nerves and muscles and I am having some relief. I also take cymbalta for the last five years. I have never tried gabapentin.

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Hello my name is Flor I have used gapapentin for my restless legs an i did not work. After a week of using it All my body was restless. What I do now I am using a gel on my feet called Facicam it is fot muscle pain and that helps plus. trasodone for a good nght sleep. Hope it helps . Take care Flor

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@janie56

Hi my name is Janie56. I am a new member. I also have Myo. I have had it for about five years. I have went through saline injections with no relief. I’m on endocette and oxycodone daily. Still having pain. Been to chiropractor and have had acupuncture. Right now I am doing self hypnosis. Believe it or not,it is relaxing the nerves and muscles and I am having some relief. I also take cymbalta for the last five years. I have never tried gabapentin.

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i see nothing to indicate that you have seen even one neurologist or had tests done. If you read the Mayo Clinic or Webmd you will find that gabapentin is NOT for RL syndrome.

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I just checked the Mayo Clinic: Gabapentin is someimes prescribed. Lyrica is also as well as Klonopin and others.

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I found gabapentin made me too much of a zombie. I lost nearly 2 years of memory while on gabapentin, also called neurontin. One day I held my daughter’s hand, in kindergarten, and I was completely shocked that she now had a big girl hand. The last time I remember holding her hand, she was 3 and it was a tiny hand that held on to mine. Had I not held her hand for 2 whole years? Or did I simply not remember? I will sadly never know. Lyrica and Topamax are newer meds and may not cause as many side effects. I also tried amitriptiline, which is an older antidepressant, but it does work on some people and it encourages sleep. I would not recommend depakote. I gained 20 lbs in 2 months and developed high blood pressure that is not well-controlled by meds. Topamax would be my first choice. It did cause memory issues. (To this day, 3 years after ending it) I have trouble finding my words and I also have trouble recognizing faces and names, even of close friends. It usually leads to weight loss. Users call it Dope-a-Max. I have no experience with Lyrica. Best wishes to you.

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I’ve had saline trigger point injections. You are lucky if you get put under for that. Here in Ont. Canada most Doctors that I know do them while your awake. Not a pleasant experience. For me, not worth the pain of it.

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I go to a pain clinic, not a neuro, for all of my injections. I am awake, but very sedated with versed and fentanyl. I feel no pain. Yes, I am fortunate. I had to wait over a year before being accepted to this clinic. What good are saline injections? My injections are either botox, anesthetic , or anesthetic plus steroids. To me, saline is like a plavebo6placebo. Another benefit to pain clinic is that my meds are prepared at a real, regulated pharmacy, and not an unregulated compounding pharmacy. That was a big issue a couple of years ago in the States. Ask for sedation and see how it goes. Good luck!

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Thank you Lauriedr. I found that treatment so painful with no good results. They injected nine shots in one leg. And nothing. The Dr. told me that it would relax the knotted muscle.

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Hi, I have Fibromyalgia, migraines, and Myofacial muscle disorder too. I’m told some reasons I have theses hereditary and some reasons are that I’ve had numerous a number of sporting accidents I’ve tried many of the previously mentioned medications, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Gabapentan, Topimax, some reduce the pain, all have various side effects most intolerable for me.

My #1and/2things that absolutely help me are the myofacial manual muscle release and all the injections. Botox injection for headaches/neck, lidocaine/cordisone injection mixture for my S/I joint when it acts up, into my shoulder joint, and for neck/back trigger points. The shoulder was previously broken/torn (+5 surgeries), hip in another accident. The only injection that I’m sedated for is my hip:S/I joint and that can still hurt enough to wake me right through the sedative.

I think each each drug and procedure is very individual. I wish I could stop taking all the various medications and have no side effects and have them work.

I do have a question for everyone who has taken any or all of the previously mentioned drugs. Has anyone experienced the loss of senses. I have had sudden partial hearing loss in my left ear. Went to bed with normal hearing and woke up with about 1/2 gone. I don’t smell well, taste well or see well either. All of this has happened over the last 2 years since I started this medical roller coaster. I have had many CTs, MRIs, contrast dye and other painful things.

You all inspire me,
Jen

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I am developing hearing loss, and my eyes are mote than ever sensitive to light. Unfortunately my ability to smell has not decreased; it is my superpower. Go me! I have been treating the hearing loss to taking narcotics 2x/week. I never associared it with Cymbalta, Topamax, gabapentin, etc.

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@janie56

Thank you Lauriedr. I found that treatment so painful with no good results. They injected nine shots in one leg. And nothing. The Dr. told me that it would relax the knotted muscle.

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We received Ketamine Infusion therapy for chronic pain, depression and anxiety.   It has be life changing for my daughter.

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