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I've been gradually increasing the dosage of gabapentin in order to deal with TN pain. Initially, the pain reduction was significant but higher doses seem to make little difference. I've been left with a persistent pain in the angle of my left jaw. This is a marked improvement on the initial position where I was unable to eat or clean my teeth without being in pain. Has anyone one else experienced this? I currently take 900mg X 3 per day, a dosage that's getting close to the max dose recommended by the BNF and, of course, my GP.
In short, I seem to be getting very little extra benefit from taking more of the drug. I'm not experiencing any side effects at this strength but there are other internal effects of taking this drug that aren't being or can't be measured! I'm tempted to slowly wean myself off the gabapentin as the pain reduction at this high dose is less than we'd hoped for.
Any similar experience? Please share this with me. Thanks.
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