M S and Gabapentin?

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Hi, I have now been on Gabapentin for 2 1/2 months. I started slowly and am now on 1800mg a day. I have not noticed any benefits from the tablets and my legs seem stiffer than they were before. I am thinking of slowly coming off them as I don't want to take a drug that seems to be doing nothing for me.  Has anyone got any thoughts?

 

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    They didn't help me either, and made me gain 18 lbs in 3 weeks.

    I am on Lyrica and it is not helping either, and my knees seem to be bothering me, where they were not before.

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    I'd want to get off any drugs that don't help.  There are so many different ones out there that could help. I would be frank w/your MD. Is it possible you have something else medically going on beside or in addition to "nerve pain? Hang in there Adrian.
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    Hi everyone, following my recent post regarding Gabapentin, I rang my MS nurse today and had a chat with her and she advised me to increase my dosage to see if that makes a difference.  I am just going to increase it steadliy until hopefully I will reach a point where the gabapentin starts to work. I  will keep you posted.

     

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