Hello. I started taking gabapentin yesterday with one 300 mg capsule at bedtime. I got my first full nights sleep in 10 days. I have a pinched nerve a L5 on my left side. Two questions. I was very tired all day and have very little energy. How long does it take for the sleepiness to lessen? In four days I start taking two per day. And how long does it take for the pain to be controlled? I'm a little bit worried about progressing to two and then three capsules per day. Thanks for the help. JD
Wow great for you that you are getting sleep already on such a small dose! I take 600mg 3 times a day and it doesn't help me sleep at all, it is a great pain reducer but usually at fairly high doses.
It's easier to get use to with a slow titrate up like your doing, it will take about 10 days for you to get any noticeable pain reduction or at least that is what happened in my case.
The overall relief with taking this medication is gradual improvement and sure isn't immed or short introduction into your body like pain Meds are so you gotta stay with it til you get it in your system
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