... medication, and is 600 MG alot for a person to take?
Neuralgia - is Gabapentin treated for nerve damage?If so, what are the side affects to this?
Added 5 Aug 2009:
I had an operation two years ago for a pinch nerve that I had in my neck. About two or three months after I started getting a burning sensation from my stomach up to my neck. I was told by my doctor it was normal. From then on it got worse. I'm taking 600 MG of Gabapentin, 2 tablets 3 times a day. I don't feel like liusy all the time and I have pain back in my neck and in my fingers in my left hand. And for the past two years I've been taking two oxycodone pills every 2 to 4 hours aday.10-325MG. I need to get off of these but I can't. I need help!
6 Aug 2009
Gabapentin has been used to treat nerve pain.
I am assuming you mean 600mg three times a day ... yes, that dose is fine. A maximum of 1800mg/day (in divided doses) may be used as a maintenance dose. Up to 2400mg/day has been used as well.
9 Jul 2011
I am on Gabapentin for trigeminal neuralgia For one yr now after a gingival surgery to my rt madibular, side. I have been in excrutiating pain since with thrush.and dry mouth . Experimenting with different medications I have experienced many side effects including pain where I had fractured bones in 3 areas and harm to my liver. Now on Gabapentin, I thought it was working but I am very tired requiring maybe 2 naps a day, unexplained pain in my hands and nerve pinging throughtout my body. 5 months post surgery I got shingles from the stress of the tooth. I still have intense pain in that area. I was taking cymbalta with the Gabapentin but had to stop as it was raising my liver enzymes. The pain increased after dropping the cymbalta. I am beside myself as I was an active person till the surgery. Since I am not talking enough of the medication I am still with pain. But taking much more will cause me to sleep more. It is bad enough that I dont exercise anymore as I did before.
I force myself to do even the must sinplest daily functions, cooking and food shopping. Not officiaily crippled & being alone is not a help since I need to survive. I have to take care of my 90 yr old mother. it isnt fun. Now we are talking nerve block to the area but frankly I am deadly afraid of the dentist since that would be the Doctor to do the procedure. I just pray every day to wake up one morning without pain.
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