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Gabapentin

Aug 01, 2015 9:51 PM

I just started taking this drug and I wondered how long it took any of you to feel a difference. I honestly felt really good today for the first time in a very long time.

Aug 01, 2015 10:10 PM

I took gabapentin/Neurontin as a last resort before finding alternative options. It definitely helped my nerve pain, but made me really spacey. I went up to 900 mg 3 times daily, found other options. My neurologist noticed gabapentin want doing much anymore, so I tried pregabalin/Lyrica. Now, I don't take either.

I'm glad you're feeling better, just make sure to watch for side effects. I didn't realize how spacey/sleepy/ADD I got until I switched between several meds.

Aug 01, 2015 10:17 PM

I am on a very low dose that I take at bedtime. So far so good 👍

Aug 01, 2015 11:31 PM

I take 900mgs a day for about 15 years. I was taking 300 3 times a day but got too sleepy during the day. So I take 300 mg in am and 600 at night.

Aug 02, 2015 3:51 PM

Sweetiepie, if they ever start me back on it I'll try your method. I also got very sleepy at the prescribed method. They have me off right now due to the tremors.🙏🌼

Aug 02, 2015 9:25 PM

I have had two really days in a row and I really over did it yesterday. But I am still ok today. Before this med I would have been in the recliner all day today. So I am very hopeful right now!

Aug 04, 2015 6:23 PM

I take 300 mg twice a day! Without it, all I can do is lay in bed. Whenever I first started it three years ago, it took an entire month and absolutely horrible headaches for it to work, but once it did, it was like a miracle drug. And as a now 18 year old that is headed to college, I thank God that my neurologist put me on gabapentin! Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to do anything in college, let alone be able to focus. It is a miracle drug, though it has different effects on each person.

Aug 04, 2015 9:09 PM

I started Gabapentin about two months ago for fibromyalgia pain, anxiety and to help with sleep. I started at 300 mg 3x per day and am up to 600 mg 3x per day. I can honestly say I haven't really noticed it helping any of the three issues. I know I can work up to 2600mg per day but was hoping that wouldn't be the case. Not giving up hope yet though!

Aug 20, 2015 5:43 PM

I take 600 mg at night and it's been a miracle of sorts for me.

Aug 20, 2015 6:36 PM

I couldn't tolerate 1 pill of gabapentin.

Aug 23, 2015 1:50 AM

I was in a wheelchair and told I would never walk again. I start ed this med for neuropathy pain and within three months I was walking. Love this med.

Aug 23, 2015 6:10 AM

I have been on Gabapentin for 3 months. 1200mg. Pain stayed the same and I was a bit spacey during the day. I can say I went from 1-2 hours sleep per night, to sometimes 6 hours. So it seemed like a mini miracle sleeping wise. I have come off Gabapentin now and about to try Pregabalin..if this doesn't work then I would go back to Gabapentin purely to help me sleep.

Aug 28, 2015 5:12 AM

Hi I'm new to this group, glad I have found it now. I take Gabaphentin 300mgs twice a day as it does make me sleepy but on Wednesday this week at my pain clinic I was told by the nurse specialist that I need to increase it. She said the highest dose you should take is 1300mgs per day, I don't think I would be awake if I took that much. I tried Pregablin but got really spaced out after taking the second dose I didn't wake up for 19 hours so I won't take that again. My friend took it and was having hallucinations.

Aug 28, 2015 6:59 AM

I found Gabapentin really helped but I had to stop taking it because I literally couldn't stay awake. They kept increasing the dosage and it got to the point I just couldn't function. But it was good and I felt slightly better pain wise.

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