I’m 24 and i was just told after 7 months since the pain started that i have a bulging disk in my spine that causes sciatica pain. I’ve been to the er at least 4 times they always said its just musclar pain and gave me ibuprofen. I take 600mg of gabapentin x3s a day and if I’m in alot of pain they said to add 800mg of Advil. I was already on 300mg of gabapentin x2s a day. For carpal tunnel in both of my hands and I’m not sure if the gabapentin has anything to do with my mood, I don’t feel like myself everyone started noticing and Im always crying or upset i wake up in pain everyday. My back and leg hurt my hands are so numb it’s painful sometimes and i read other people’s stories i have no idea how you guys manage all of that. I feel so down
In response to “does Gabapentin change your mood?” Yes in my case.I had good and bad days. I was prescribed it for Mood Swings. It made me more manic and sometimes darn right ugly to people. Argumentative and almost combative. I have had to wean off of it. This my second full day without it. I wish you the best.
I take 400 mg 3x daily for anxiety. It helps my anxiety I haven't noticed any other mood changes except I do cry alot when I have anxiety but when I go awhile without anxiety I don't cry easy so I don't think that's the gabapentin I think it's the anxiety or my hormones, which is another story. Also, I think gabapentin has made me gain weight.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
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