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Thu, Apr 9 12:41pm · Side effects and benefits of Gabapentin in Chronic Pain

I take 300 mg at night & it makes you sleep good & I am tired in the morning but no other side effects. I take 100 mg in the morning & 1 1 100 mg in the afternoon. To be honest I see no improvement for my neuropathy.

Fri, Mar 13 12:02pm · Lyrica - Looking for Patient Experiences in Neuropathy

I take 500 mg of Gabapentin & I do the same thing with sentences. I forget what I am about to say & I have to think about it & I feel like a fool. I'm on a very low dose of Gabapentin. My dr. says this pill slows the brain down so I guess that is why we react like that. I would like to know more too so keep us posted. Best of luck.

Wed, Mar 11 5:33pm · Pancreas in Digestive Health

Hi Louise
I'm glad to hear your doing better. Thank you for all your support. i don't know if you can give addresses out bc I don't know how to use this site very well but my address tigreyes2004@outlook.com. I would like to keep in contact but sometimes I don't know how to get on here unless someone emails me. Best of luck to you. God bless.

Wed, Mar 11 12:21pm · Pancreas in Digestive Health

Hi Louise
How are you doing. I had to go have my lipase & amylace rechecked. The first test was not good & then the 2nd test came back better & now it is real bad again. The dr. which is a surgeon is stumped to why this is happening. He said 20% of the time you never know the cause. he thought it could be from my gall bladder but other test showed ok. I have o go back in 2 months & repeat the test. It just seems like no dr. can help me bc of me being so complicated with adhesions in the stomach & intestines. He said if it was the gall bladder he was worried he could not do it through the laprascopy bc the other dr. at Mayo had to do a open wide surgery so if it is the gall bladder I would have a foot long scar like the olden days so I hope it isn't that.
I was glad to see you on here bc I'm not that good with the computer.
Best of luck to you. Youe still in my prayers. I just lost track of you. God Bless Genie

Sun, Feb 16 3:24pm · Has anyone been diagnosed with Abdominal Wall Pain in Chronic Pain

Maybe the pain is adhesion's coming from prior surgeries. I am going through the same thing & I know for sure my pain is from adhesions & neuropathy. Best of luck to you & I hope she gets answers.

Sun, Jan 26 11:20am · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

I tried Nortriptyline & it did help my pain but I got so constipated from it that I had to stop it. That was the only med that helped me with my pain. I take Gabapentin at a low dose of 500 mg of day. I take 300 mg at night & 100 mg 2 times during the day. That is so that it don't make me so tired. I also take the duloxetine. How come you are trying to get off of it?

Sat, Jan 11 10:41am · Adhesions affecting digestion and causing pain in Digestive Health

I had adhesions removed at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix & surgery only makes it worse. I have adhesion's that are plastered to my intestines & bladder. There is nothing they can do about it. The dr. I had was very good & he removed what he could but through the process there was a small tearin the small bowel so you have to be careful about removing them. My dr. said no more surgery. It would only cause me more problems & just to treat the pain. Only way adhesion's show is through a laporoscopy. They do not show on a MRI or CY Scan. Best of luck to you.

Sat, Jan 4 1:45pm · Neuropathy & Exercise in Neuropathy

I can not handle too much Gabapentin at 1 time because it makes me tired & sleepy so the dr. has me take 1 100 mg after breakfast & 1 in the afternoon & 300 mg at night & I sleep very well. They wanted to increase me to 200 mg at a time but I was getting headaches & nauseated so I'm just on 500 mg which is low. I don't feel it helps with the pain but I guess it does to an extent because I am functioning & doing my house work. I do notice I forget things a lot & I think that is part of the side effect. I also take Cymbalta & i think that helps me to not get depressed over this. I now wear low shoes instead of high heel & my life style has changed a lot. I'm pretty much home bound. I would talk to your dr. about it. Best of luck. Tigreyes