Side effects and benefits of Gabapentin

Posted by spondi65 @spondi64, Jan 6, 2020

My Dr prescribed Gabapentin 300mg caps last Friday. I took one at bedtime & woke up at 3:30a.m. in horrible pain. Has anyone else experenced anything like this?

No. Possibly the effects of the gabapentin had worn off?

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@jo54

No. Possibly the effects of the gabapentin had worn off?

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I'm still in horrific pain. It's been this way all weekend.

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You are taking a seizure med. It doesn't work for pain. Been there twice. They give it to you because they don't want tongive uou the onlybthing thst does work, narcotics. Welcome to the new medical reality. Pain isn't a real ptoblem. You are the problem. Leave it alone. Find a real pain clinic.

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My husband was on Gabapentin and Lyrica for chronic and significant pain from cancer. Neither one worked, and as I understand how this works for pain, you must titrate up the dose and over time is when you can expect benefit. It is not for acute pain. His was both, and these products did nothing beneficial for him, and probably made him feel worse. I was very disappointed in these drug choices for this type of pain. That said, some folks DO get benefit. There is nothing that works well or the same for every patient. But trial and error can be harmful when trying to find relief from pain.

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I also had a terrible reaction to it. I told my (ex) doctor. She did not even reply.

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I take 300 mg of Gabepentin twice daily. It helps me with nerve pain.

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@russy

I take 300 mg of Gabepentin twice daily. It helps me with nerve pain.

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I'm not sure I understand what "nerve pain" is. ALL pain is rooted in the nerves that serve a particular part of the body.

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@russy

I take 300 mg of Gabepentin twice daily. It helps me with nerve pain.

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I have bad reactions also. They make me feel drunk.

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@lisakuehl

I'm not sure I understand what "nerve pain" is. ALL pain is rooted in the nerves that serve a particular part of the body.

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I'm sorry give me a second I'm having trouble sign ing in. 

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@veteranspouseinpain

I have bad reactions also. They make me feel drunk.

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Lyrica, (Pregabapentin), is just as bad. Left me with somulance. My pain
guy, a top neurosurgeon, a true authority, says It's useless for most pain.

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@lisakuehl

I'm not sure I understand what "nerve pain" is. ALL pain is rooted in the nerves that serve a particular part of the body.

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Pain can be caused by nerves which are impinged or damaged. It can also be caused by muscles that are damaged. All pain is transmitted by nerves but there are many many sources of pain.

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@lucky1038

I also had a terrible reaction to it. I told my (ex) doctor. She did not even reply.

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You must not have heard, pain is no longer a problem. It doesn't exist. They don't really have to do anything for you. It's the answer to the opioid crisis. They can't get ahold of the drug addicts and the dealers to deal with them so they're dealing with you. Congratulations you and I and people like us are what it's called low-hanging fruit.

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