Nerve pain... any thoughts on Gabapentin ?? Help.

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Hi everyone! I am25 years old. I have been posting a bunch about my nerve pain so I will briefly explain my sensations: burning, nerve ache especially hands and arms, bug-like internal movements consistently, pins and needles on and off, feels worst when I actually wear clothes I feel my symptoms more than when i’m wearing short sleeve and shorts. The tests that I did: mri, NCT, EMG, EEG , blood test for any type of deficiency, some neurological blood test for some protein ..all came back normal. 

My doctor wants me to try gabapentin and these are the doses ;

Gabapentin 100 mg oral capsule

1 capsule once a daily x3 days

1 capsule two time x 3 days 

1 capsule two times x 1 month ..

My question is are those doses okay? Any thought on gabapentin ? Did anyone ever have bad symptoms? Is this safe?

Please let me know before I decide on starting to take it. I appreciate it xoxo

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    Don't, please don't start taking Gabapentin....the stuff is pure posion. I've been on it for 4 years n can't kick it. My docs put me on it for the same reasons. However I didn't think to research it or ask questions, wish I had......the side effects are horrible.

    There are actual real support groups out there for people like me who are trying to get off Gabapentin.....

    All I ask is that u research, research n then research before u start taking it

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      It aided me in falling to sleep.

      Worse side effects for me is memory loss, both short n long term. I've lost so many memories.

      Another, when I wake up, I feel drugged, and hurt from head to toe.

      Here's one most people hasn't heard of n that is it makes me hungry, like non-stop hungry.....makes me want to eat all the time. When I mentioned it to my doc he said he's never heard that being a side effect n sent me to see a nutritionist.

      She immediately looked it up n side, wow ur doc is wrong for it is very much one of the bad side effects. Lol, she promptly called my doctor n informed him......

      Now it sucks because if I DON'T take them there's NO SLEEPING n I hate that.

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    Try it. It didn't help me. I feel like I've tried everything. My feet are on fire all the time. Sometimes more tolerable than others. I'm not diabetic but I have neuropathy.

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    To be honest I would stay clear of these medications if you can.  When I googled the side effects, i was really put off taking them.  Check the medication leaflet.  I have neuropathy and I manage just fine without taking anything.  Intense sunlight is the only remedy for me.

    Some people can tolerate these medications but others can’t. They can be difficult to withdraw from.

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      Pippa how so you manage your pain "just fine" with out any meds? How bad is your neuropathic pain. Mine is small fiber pain , Its gets debilitaing! 😦

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      I have pain, tingling and numbness most of the time but I don't want to add to the problems I've got with toxic medications. I am sensitive to a lot of drugs .I have become very adept at ignoring and tolerating the neuropathy especially because a nurse at my doctor's surgery caused one of the injuries by a botched blood test. I don't feel safe going back to my doctor and I have found out recently that the nurse responsible, whom I thought had been sacked, has been promoted to Practice Nurse. There is no way I could even be in the same room as her because I would be very tempted to upbraid her for what she did.

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