Neuropathy: Anyone have any experience with gabapentin?

Posted by sjhedcon @sjhedcon, Mar 21 10:22am

I have loss of feeling in my feet and tingling sensation. My doctor prescribed gabapentin. I read the side effects and decided not to take this med.
Anyone have any experience with gabapentin?

@pfbacon

I will sometimes take 1/2 of 1 tramadol – it dulls the pain and doesn't make me sleepy. I too, have had trouble getting it – one pharmacist started to hand it to me then snatched it back and said she had to investigate me (I had been getting all my prescriptions there for years, she knew that I only filled the Tramadol rx 2 or 3 times a year) because the Pharmacy Board said they would revoke her license if she sold medicine to a drug addict. At the DMV, a clerk said she couldn't give me a driver's license if I was taking Tramadol — questions on the application ask you to list every medicine that you take and like an idiot, I wrote the truth. I asked to see her supervisor; she suggested that I fill out the form again and leave off the Tramadol. Next time, should I just lie in the first place? Peggy

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@pfbacon

I've never heard of having to list meds for the DMV. That's weird. I would say that if it's something you take rarely, it would be reasonable to leave it off the list. I no longer include Percocet or orphenadrine (a muscle relaxer) because I take them so rarely. It just adds eyebrow raisers.

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@pfbacon

I will sometimes take 1/2 of 1 tramadol – it dulls the pain and doesn't make me sleepy. I too, have had trouble getting it – one pharmacist started to hand it to me then snatched it back and said she had to investigate me (I had been getting all my prescriptions there for years, she knew that I only filled the Tramadol rx 2 or 3 times a year) because the Pharmacy Board said they would revoke her license if she sold medicine to a drug addict. At the DMV, a clerk said she couldn't give me a driver's license if I was taking Tramadol — questions on the application ask you to list every medicine that you take and like an idiot, I wrote the truth. I asked to see her supervisor; she suggested that I fill out the form again and leave off the Tramadol. Next time, should I just lie in the first place? Peggy

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Yes, Peggy. You have to leave off some drugs. I once told the truth on my renewal and I was denied too, but those were the days before computers, so I went to another DMV office and did not tell the truth and I got my license. I don’t even let them know that I take medical marijuana.

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@dckuke

Following my surgeries I have needed narcotic pain reliever for a couple days–but once three weeks. I got off these asap, because I had issues with alcohol when I was young–I hated having to take them because i could recognize addictive power and like you, no enjoyment. Over years of taking tramadol, the only interest I have in it is for certain types of pain. As you mentioned, when your pain is real, there is no eurphoria. I still have not taken doctors advice to use medical marijuana. I tried it twice in my twenties and found that I liked it too much–and never used it again. Now, I have good days or weeks followed by bad, but not ready for anything stronger.

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Medical marijuana is not like smoking the real thing. You don’t get high and it can relieve your pain if you take the right mixture of CBD and TCH. The marijuana doctor can prescribe the best type for you.

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@darlingtondoll

Medical marijuana is not like smoking the real thing. You don’t get high and it can relieve your pain if you take the right mixture of CBD and TCH. The marijuana doctor can prescribe the best type for you.

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No, you don't get high unless your dose is one that you can't handle or more than you need to curb the pain. THC will bring euphoria at certain levels so be prepared to experiment and slowly work your way up the dosing and strength chart. This was my experience.

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@rwinney

No, you don't get high unless your dose is one that you can't handle or more than you need to curb the pain. THC will bring euphoria at certain levels so be prepared to experiment and slowly work your way up the dosing and strength chart. This was my experience.

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@rwinney . I tried the thc in my cbd 03 % I think it was but it gave me a headache did you encounter this? Right now I stick with just CBD

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@lioness

@rwinney . I tried the thc in my cbd 03 % I think it was but it gave me a headache did you encounter this? Right now I stick with just CBD

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Good morning Linda. @lioness. I do not use any topicals except Topricin on occasion. My ingestable THC is 19:1. High thc at 19 to cbd 1. It's also an extra strength strain. I am very careful with it. I don't use CBD oil anymore.

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@rwinney Glad this works for you and what I found works for me just the CBD by Nature Leaf and Topricin especially before I go to bed. This is when it really hurts when Im up and about I dont notice it so much its when I sit of lay down. I did come across something by accident but it works for me. I am into Essential Oils and I mixed up some for stress relief . My shoulder and neck are tight and hurt as now , I sprayed this on and it was gone all day yesterday so am going to do same now . By

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@pfbacon

I've never heard of having to list meds for the DMV. That's weird. I would say that if it's something you take rarely, it would be reasonable to leave it off the list. I no longer include Percocet or orphenadrine (a muscle relaxer) because I take them so rarely. It just adds eyebrow raisers.

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I don't know what State you live in, but Arizona requires a list of certain medical conditions and medications and has refused licenses to some people for many years now. I get it, but I don't think the state should be the one to decide or the MVD. Your doctor should assess your capabilities.

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@rwinney

No, you don't get high unless your dose is one that you can't handle or more than you need to curb the pain. THC will bring euphoria at certain levels so be prepared to experiment and slowly work your way up the dosing and strength chart. This was my experience.

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It depends if you are using the leaves of the sativa or the Indica plant. I use THC from the Indica plant to help me to fall asleep at night. The Sativa leaf is better suited for daytime use because it is invigorating and gives you pep but does not make you high.

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@rwinney

Good morning Linda. @lioness. I do not use any topicals except Topricin on occasion. My ingestable THC is 19:1. High thc at 19 to cbd 1. It's also an extra strength strain. I am very careful with it. I don't use CBD oil anymore.

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I don’t use CBD anymore either.

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@darlingtondoll

It depends if you are using the leaves of the sativa or the Indica plant. I use THC from the Indica plant to help me to fall asleep at night. The Sativa leaf is better suited for daytime use because it is invigorating and gives you pep but does not make you high.

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Hi @darlingtondoll. I'm not sure what my leaves are. I guess I could investigate. Never found specific definition of leaves in any of my paperwork.

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@rwinney

Hi @darlingtondoll. I'm not sure what my leaves are. I guess I could investigate. Never found specific definition of leaves in any of my paperwork.

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…and it's here nor there but, I take 20:1 THC, not 19:1 as I mistakenly mentioned earlier. The product strength is 9.5mg. I'm thinking it's sativa leaves as I do battle drowsiness but never an invigorating feeling. That feeling comes from hydrocodone.

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@rwinney So far the CBD I take during the day works fine for most of the pain if it gets bad I,ll take a Aleve with it . But at night I take a dropperful in my tea that helps put me to sleep its from the same company. I tried the thc twice and both times I had a headache. Hope your doing well today

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I have never been at that stage because I already had severe Plantar Fasciitis and arthritis. Good luck

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@ilovedoodie

I don't know what State you live in, but Arizona requires a list of certain medical conditions and medications and has refused licenses to some people for many years now. I get it, but I don't think the state should be the one to decide or the MVD. Your doctor should assess your capabilities.

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@ilovedoodie and all … The DMV clerk who told me that I couldn't have a driver's license if I was taking Tramadol said in a snippy tone: "A Driver's License is a privilege, not a right". I was so taken aback that I didn't have the wit to point out that: in America, our judicial system takes away people's privileges to punish them for crimes they have been convicted of. People's privileges are not taken away just because they have the potential to do harm. We all have the potential to do harm, should we all be punished right now? You do too – should your privileges be taken away too? Maybe it's a good thing that I asked for the supervisor instead of saying anything snippy back – the clerk kind of held all the cards.

PS, I'm from Los Angeles and we didn't have to list our meds to get a license there. My stepfather was still flying airplanes when he was in his 80's and half deaf; they didn't ask for meds for his pilot's license and they didn't do any hearing or eyesight tests either.

Peggy

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