I started 300mg 1x day suppose to go up to 3x day. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and have taken it for one week and I sleep at least 15 plus hours per day. How am I suppose to function?
8 May 2011
Drowsiness and tiredness are common side effects of the gabapentin which may decrease with continued use. If this becomes intolerable as in effecting your work please discuss with the prescribing doctor. You may need a dosage adjustment or to taper up the dosage at a slower rate.
9 May 2011
Hi Jeannie, First of all let me say I know where you are coming from. Functionong on these Fibro meds isnt easy. Sometimes harder than functioning with the fibro itself.
A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Boy was I in a lot of pain. I’ve always been very healthy, so when I started hurting so bad I was really worried at what the prognosis might be.
A year into it, I started seeing a personal trainer. She introduced me to a wonderful supplement. After one month my generalized pain went away. I do not have the aches, stiffness, pain, or tingling like I did before I started taking this. I now have more energy. I’m not exhausted by 7:00 every night. I’m back to working in my yard again. Don’t get me wrong, I do still have tender, painful muscles, but only when I push or rub my muscles. I know people that have been able to get off some of their meds after taking this supplement for awhile. I myself was taking 2 thyroid pills, pain pill & sleeping pill. I no longer take any of these. I have suggested this supplement to many friends & strangers. All have had amazing results.
Now, I have never in my life discussed or suggested anything to anyone. But I am so excited about this product and feel so strongly in its positive effects I just want to get the news out and help as many people as I can. Since this product has made such a difference in my life, I want to “pay it forward” and hopefully help one of you. I know first hand what it’s like to be in pain 24/7 and think that your previous way of life is gone forever. Helping someone else in this way is my primary goal here.
I don’t think I’m aloud to say the name here on the forum. So if you are truly tired of this disease, please get in touch with me.
God Bless, Reedeli
11 May 2011
I take 3600 mg of gabapentin @day. My doctor has placed me on adderall 10mg 1 1/2*2@day. To keep me from falling asleep. Oh Boy I feel asleep on nite with a big bowl of chocolate ice cream my hubby woke me up after he took a embarrassing picture. It makes me crave weird concoctions of food my hubby calls it my gabapentin high or gabapentin munchies I want pickles and olives and cheese . Oh I hope I help
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
My doc says that if i get sleepy at lets say 9 pm, then just go to bed... even though my regular sleep time is at 10:30-11. I asked him what if then ...
1 answer • 14 Oct 2009
My insurance is requiring me to take Gabapentin to see if it will work for my fibromyalgia pain, rather than continuing on Lyrica after 4 1/2 years ...
4 answers • 22 Jan 2010
... All it makes me do is sleep. Does it make any one else so sleepy
8 answers • 28 May 2014
I took a 600mg gabapentin lastnight before I went to bed and was up off and on all night. Has any one noticed if it affects sleep?
4 answers • 13 Aug 2014