my doctor gave me gabapentin for nerve pain in my feet but I really don't want to gain weight and like I said I really still have a hard time remembering what I'm going to say
umm... yeah pretty much. Neurontin (gaba) will cause short term memory loss that i personally haven't seen getting better in over 10 years on this for my MS... it can make you "loopy" or unusually talkative too... (& WEIRD dreams!)... but I've always said this about Neurontin (for neuropathic pain): it doesn't really get RID of the pain... it just makes you not care!
In my opinion you will suffer from short term memory as long as you are on
gabapentin - I know, I do, and I'm an author. But, gabapentin helps my
autoimmune disease (Prurigo Nodularis) with the sores - i.e., maddening
itching - Just two 300 mg capsules a day and I don't itch. I do lose my
balance though. It seems to clear up some sores - but I also use a strong
cortisone cream on the sores which helps. There is no known reason for
the disease to attack my body, and there is no cure, but I can cope with it
with the Gabapentin.
I hope I've steered you into the right direction.
Good Luck and God bless you.
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