28 Jun 2014
3600 seems to be the magic number. I've been on gabapentin only a few weeks but already I've jumped from 900mg a day to 2400mg. I take it 600mg in four doses, breakfast, early afternoon, late evening, and bedtime. It really help with the sciatic leg pain and back pain. I have a herniated disk and I am waiting to have surgery as soon as they can schedule me. I think gabapentin is a great pain reliever, although it does make me very drowsy and clumsy. I would say don't drive while you're on this med.
8 Jan 2016
I've been on this drug for years and it has helped me tremendously above and beyond any amount of pain medicine could ever do. I started out with 1800 milligrams a day 3 times a day 600 milligrams. Then they switched me all the way up to 3600 milligrams and this seems to be working for me. I've tried the lyrica and the lyrica seems to make me too tired.
27 Apr 2013
The maximum dosage is 3600 mg. I have been on 2700 mg & I take 900 mg 3x day & have been on this dosage for about 10 yrs. Once I felt like I needed more my Dr. decided to put me on Lyrica with the Gabapentin. Between the two medications they worked really great. So speak to your Dr. & see what would be best for you. Kathy
12 Aug 2014
I take five(5) doses (6000mg) of 1200mg spread out through the day and evening. My first dose starts when I wake up and the last dose is before going to sleep. I have an acute burning throughout my body even though I'm taking this crazy daily dose. My doctor says its nerve damage. Double vision is something I've experienced since I started this dose. Is there anything else that anyone knows of that I can take which will reduce the burning feeling and do away with my double vision? Any help is appreciated.
22 Dec 2015
I am currently taking 2400 mg a day for my neck, shoulder & arm. It doesn't help at all. I take cortizon shots in my shoulder as well. NOTHING has helped me. I've been on a few meds but still no relief. Had shoulder surgery 7 yrs ago and it has just gotten worse. The whole right side from my neck to my hand nothing but pain. Something bad is going on. I need relief geesh. Can't even carry a purse anymore. Don't want anymore surgery...
26 Aug 2013
I am taking 5,200 per day for a nerve problem, causing severe pain, in my right leg and have crazy effects from it at times including a complete loss of my muscles. That includes dropping things that I am holding and even having my knees go out on me (though that has only happened twice). If the pain in my leg was not so bad I would cut back but the medication is the only relief that I can find.
21 Dec 2014
My neurologist has prescribed me @ only 900mg a day (1 300mg 3x a day)... This is a medication neuropathy and other things, I'm guessing. So far from what I've read, I am on the smallest does here. And I have a question also: does THIS particular med help with jitters (or ticks)? Or make it worse? I'm real jittery and have this annoying "ticks" (involuntary spasm movements) and it drives me crazy. You guys have mentioned sides effects if "forgetful" & "dropping" things, and I have both of those but idk if it's from just this med or a combo of this and others that I take! I take a crapload of things from diff diagnosis!
17 Jan 2016
After reading through other replies I am confused and mildly pissed off.
I am prescribed 3600mgs (600mgs 3x) but regularly take uowards of 6000 mgs for the neuropathy in my feet.
I have told both Drs that have prescribed the med for me this and both told me that 3600 is the most one should take due to the possibility of seratonin syndrome, yet I have seen (here) that a couple of people are prescribed 5000-6000mgs.
1st off, wtf???
2ndly, where can I find these doctors?
Also, does anyone know of any other medication (besides lyrica, which doesn't work for me) for periphreal neuropathy?
24 Apr 2015
The information I've seen indicates a maximum daily dosage of 3600 mg but I was prescribed two 600 mg tablets four time daily and I've taking it for 10 years with no problems. However I rarely take it except at night and for occasional anxiety which is common for people with my disease. I was diagnosed with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy 14 years ago.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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