Gamabintin for fybromialgia

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Has anyone had any good experiences with gamabintin for fybromialgia? I have read some scary comments on people having bad side effects. .??? Scared to try it...

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    Gabapentin and the brand name, Neurontin are prescribed by many physicians for managing Fibromyalgia pain. Even my 13 year old German Shepherd takes it for hip dyplasia and arthritis. Some people can tolerate it well, while others cannot. It's like any other med. One size does not fit all. In my case, I was prescribed for Fibromyalgia pain and it was really good for about a week or two and then I found myself getting irritiable and easily agitated. I had to get off of it. I found it changing my personality. 

    Again, successful for some and not so much for others. Here's some info cut and pasted for you to examine. It's up to you and your doctor to determine if its right for you.

    What side effects can this medication cause?

    Gabapentin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

    drowsiness

    tiredness or weakness

    dizziness

    headache

    uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body

    double or blurred vision

    unsteadiness

    anxiety

    memory problems

    strange or unusual thoughts

    unwanted eye movements

    nausea

    vomiting

    heartburn

    diarrhea

    dry mouth

    constipation

    increased appetite

    weight gain

    swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs

    back or joint pain

    fever

    runny nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms

    ear pain

    red, itchy eyes (sometimes with swelling or discharge)

    Some side effects may be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

    rash

    itching

    swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes

    hoarseness

    difficulty swallowing or breathing

    seizures

    Gabapentin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

    Good Luck!

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    Hey. I took gabapentin for 3 months this year (Jan to March) for fibromyalgia. While I was taking it the only side effect I really noticed was that it made me even more tired than usual which was not good. However after I stopped taking it for about a month and I started looking back on those 3 months the whole time is a complete blur. I was literally walking around like a zombie but I didn't realise it at the time. In saying that, every drug reacts differently with each individual and I'm sure there are plenty of people on this site who find it works well for them. I'm now on pregabalin and it has helped me (With no side effects) but there are some horror stories about it out there too. Unfortunately you have to try these things for yourself hun. The good thing is they always start you on the lowest dose and build it up gradually so as soon as you see a side effect you don't like you can back to your Dr straight away. Good luck x

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    Hiya I’m on gabapentin I’m on four a day each at 300mg and doctor wants to increase more. I’m also on notatripline four at night at 10mg each. Co codamol aswell. I find them ok for me haven’t had any side effects. The one I do get side effects off is noratripline they make me so tired next day but they do help me sleep. I think you should try them because everyone is different and with tablets it’s trial and error to see which is best.

    So good luck. Take care

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    Hi

    Been on a high dose 2400mg per day. Can't say I've had any side effects although everyone's different.

    It's been a big help to me.

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      Hi

      With that high dose are you on any think else? I’m on noratripline

      With 1200 of gabapentine. I feel really tired so I want to stop the noratripline because I think it’s them making me tired. 

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