this person in 178 lbs and height 5' 4
this prescription seems to be too high.
I agree. One takes just enough to help with the nerve pain. For example, shingles need everything you can throw at it. Others things not so much. Just remember for the patient to eat proper diet and help with reducing the weight. Body weight often affects dosage for pills. Something we don't tend to think about.
I started taking gabapentin at 300mg x three times a day, and I was dizzy and unstable on my feet, but that side effect gradually disappeared over a period of about two weeks. Don't give up on this drug until you give it a chance! This is the first med I've taken that actually relieves my severe sciatic pain and restless leg pain. Now I am gradually increasing the dose each week - my doc says do it slowly - so that I can get more pain relief for the breakthrough pain that occurs at night. Good Luck with your situation.
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