I take 1800 mg (TID) of gabapentin, which has successfully controlled my Trigeminal Neuralgia for 2 years. BUT, I am starting to feel the pain sensation again, and would like to know how to increase the dose. Do I just at one more pill at a time, to the point where the pain stops, or must the dosage be increase proportionally at all 3 times of the day I take the Med?
I usually point folks to the prescribing physician for this answer. That is who is best qualified to help you out here as dosage isn't something the patient should toy with or adjust. Hope this helps.
Are you taking 1800mg 3x/d or 1800mg a day divided in 3 doses? Max dose of gabapentin is 3600/24hr. If you need to increase it, you should call your dr. Why is the pain increasing after you were stable for 2 yrs? While I was working up to the dose I needed a day, I always increased the bedtime dose.
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