Gabapentin - two weeks in taking 300mg 3 x a day

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Hi can any one tell me how long the dizziness last I've been on these tablets for two weeks first week was an experience but this week I'm really dizzy still not driving and I have been off work for two weeks I work with children Young adults with severe learning difficulties so not ideal to go back to work feeling like this.  I'm seeing my GP tomorrow I'm still getting some pain so I think she will up the dosage my question is how long am I likely to be off work ? Any one else had the same problem ? 

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    HI, I can't tell you how long it will last but I can say stick with it. In the end, once you get used to it, you will have much better pain control. Perhaps your dose has been increased too rapidly, I don't think my dose was that great in the early days in that I only took 1x300 three times a day and it was gradually increased by 1x300 tablet every few days so that I got used to it. Hope this helps you
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      Thank you jane it's reassuring to know the GP did explain to me that it's a slow process but worth it in the end 
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      Yes, for me it has been worth it in the end as now I don't have as much severe pain as I did before I took gabapentin. I hope you get good results as well.
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    I dont think you should still be getting a side effect after two weeks and it certainly should not be getting worse. This pill may not be suitable for you. definitly discuss with your doctor.
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