gabapentin not for me

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I have been taking gabapentin for around 8wks in that time my mood was becoming so low I was close to crying constantly .

I do suffer mild depression but this made it much worse I was like a ticking bomb waiting to explode I was only takin 300×3 times daily well I have cut them down and now am gabapentin free and never again will I try any other meds

acupuncture and excersize is the way ime going to go now

has anyone else suffered similarly on gabapentin

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    Hi chris11339 I had severe allergic reactions to gabapentin my gp tried me on every pain med that was availble, I was affected by them all. so I dont take pain meds at all. I just use wheat bags hot water bottles they help to ease the pain a bit. fibro is trial error to find what suits us and what doesnt. and paceing ourselves is very important. hope the exercise and accupuncture work for you take care
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    I have now flatly refused to take any medication due to the horrific side effects of dizziness ,disorientation etc. I have to look after two young sons and am a single mother with no support so have to be campus me this all the time. Instead I have hot baths ,juice vegetables and fruit and went on a coping skills course at the Bath Mineral Hospital. Some days are worse than others. I find lack of sleep the worst problem because that has a knock on affect plus I am one month post shoulder surgery

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    Hi Chris

    I was on Gabapentin for 3 years it worked for me but caused hair loss I am now on 60mg Duloxetine and they are working for me without side effects.

    I do excercise as it helps alot with fibromyalgia which raises adrenalin.  Which helps with fibromyalgia.

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    I tried this med and hat seizures with it rolleyes xx
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    I suffered terribly with gabapentin.

    Gained loads of weight, illusions, more pain than normal.

    I'm now on tapentatol. Much better for me.

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