In response to sandtoes14 who wrote – I used Gabapentin 600 mg 3x day for about 3 years with Savella (milnacipran) 200 mg day for Fibromyalgia. The combo worked to ease the pain and flare ups but I developed side effects. I was having memory issues and blaming it on fibro fog until I went to a new doctor of pharmacology. The gabapentin was causing the memory loss and also unsteadyness on my feet. He switched me to Cymbalta and I haven’t had any problems. When first diagnosed with fibro, I was put on Lyrica and it did not help me at all.
Everyone seems to have different reactions to various meds. I am taking 800 mg. of Gabapentin four times daily without the memory issues (I find that folic acid seems to help in that area) and am getting significant pain relief. I also take Cymbalta which helps with the pain. I am not certain which, if either, contributes most to pain relief. Lyrica resulted in hives for me, so that proved to be a dead end, as well.