I have just been prescribed gabapentin for fibromyalgia pain. I was told to start out taking 300mg 3 x's a day and then titrate up pretty significantly and quickly due to the severity of my pain and insomnia from the pain. I took my first dose this morning and I feel very sluggish and cognitively slow, etc. Is it important for me to take my mid day dose, or can I skip it and wait until the night to take more? I fear I won't be able to function if I get even more groggy from the medication and I am a mother of a two and a half year old, so I have to function. My pain is there, but much improved from the state I was in yesterday before taking the medication. I really don't know what I should do. Any knowledgable advice would be appreciated.
I totally agree - these are questions for your Doctor. So call him asap and
follow his instructions. Tell him your complaints and let him advise you,
if you don't agree, tell him - or ask him for something else.
I'm sure that once you are on the correct dose that things will work out.
Good luck and God bless you and your 2 1/2 year old - I know what it is
like to raise children, just be thankful they aren't twins like I had the third
time around = 4 children. It changes your whole way of living. Hang in there.
I'm sorry for your pain. I know what it is like.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
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