... 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.
- 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 dosage I'm working up to will be 2 300mg capsules 3 times a day. I just started taking gabapentin for pain & pain from nerve damage
4 answers • 28 Jul 2011
... antidepressant nortriptyline from your webside
1 answer • 21 Nov 2011
I have just started taking gabapentin 300 mg 3 times a day for my tmj nerve pain.I have had 3 tmj surgeries and the third surgery resulted in chronic ...
2 answers • 10 Feb 2013
... when I look up I feel very disoriented and stumble when I walk. Is this normal? I take it for nerve pain in my neck. 600 mg, 3X a day. I have ...
3 answers • 25 Apr 2014
I was on amitriptyline 20mg on and off for about 5 years for nerve damage, I stop taking it because?
... of all the side affects i was getting, hart palpitations, i could not sleep but then could not get up in morning, i had dry mouth and throat, up ...
1 answer • 24 Jan 2015