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Mar 31, 2018 9:09 PM

I just got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and my doctor upped my gabapentin to 4x's daily instead of 3x's @ 600mg a piece. So I am taking a total of 2400mg and it's not touching it.

Mar 31, 2018 11:44 PM

First of all welcome and you are part of a really kind community. I am sorry the gabapentin is not working for you. Mine usually works good for only my back, but this past week it has not put a dent in all my pain. Are you taking anything else with the gabapentin?

Apr 01, 2018 7:55 AM

Welcome Newbies to the community. I'm sorry you're in so much pain and the med isn't working. Have you tried other things like heat or a TENS unit?

Apr 01, 2018 11:20 AM

Welcome Newbies! So sorry to here that your medication isn't working! We are all struggling to get our pain under control! It is so hard! I use a tens unit and heat and biofreeze

Apr 01, 2018 1:22 PM

Welcome to the fam
We're here for you much love & support

Apr 01, 2018 5:17 PM

I can't do heating pads or freeze things I have a cold/heat tolerance issues. I was at a lower dosage with my gabapentin then the doctor up it. I have tried over the counter pain meds and no help.

Apr 01, 2018 7:19 PM

It's very challenging to help when we don't have any details about you except that you have had fibro and neurotin doesn't work effectively for you. How long have you been in pain? What other needs have you tried? What exercises? What mindfulness techniques? Do you suffer from anything else? How will are you able to keep yourself honest and accountable with what you've 'tried'? Are you taking any other meds? How long have you been in the gabba? Etc...

I bet plenty of folks here could help better if we knew more about you, your pain type, and what you've been through so far in terms of treatment and relief. Has anything so far worked?

Also, get into researching things if you haven't already. Lots of docs are too busy, overwhelmed or lazy, to stay current on chronic pain management, especially with fibro. To star with, you might try looking up ways to naturally increase oxytocin and hcg hormones in the body. Herbs, exercise, diet, mindfulness, etc...

Those two hormones have been found to massively help win regulating fibro pains.

You could also talk to your doc or a good naturopath about hcg, oxytocin, andor b12 shots, either instead of or in combination with natural ways.

It's at least worth researching if you're authenticly hurting and need help, cause between the dea morality regs, political insurance tax failures, and emerging research; chronic pain drugs will rarely ever be given to any noncancer patients in any truly effective regular doses anymore, even when the pain can be measured. Pain meds aren't a reliable source of relief anymore, and won't be so long as personal accountability and freedom of choice are chucked out the window in favor of ruling by fear and "good intentions" in most countries legislative systems. Research, self care, and nontoxic self experimentation is cheaper, faster, and more effective than a fight with doctors and politicians πŸ˜‰

Welcome to the community, lol πŸ€“

Apr 01, 2018 11:15 PM

I recent stopped using opioids because they were no longer effective. I am now using CBD cannabis and it is doing wonders for my back pain. I was ready to give up but cannabis has really made a difference. The CBD is nice because I can still go about my day without that stoned feeling and euphoria. It is a bit of a struggle finding the right strain but it’s better than all the chemicals from pharmaceutical drugs and their side effects.

Apr 06, 2018 12:10 AM

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