What your doctor says. I take 3oomg 3 times a day and last pill at bed time. It help with anxiety also.
How many pills of the Gabapentin a day do you take?? I take 3 of the 300mgs and take one with each meal or at the time I would normally eat. If you are on only 1 pill per day, try one way or another, see how you do, and try another time frame if u wish to do it at another time. I don't think you will "feel" anything with just one, so drowsiness, etc. should not be a problem. We all react differentlty, so if it makes you drowsy (doubtful), just take at night. Besy of luck, ChelleKay
It depends on what the doctor orders but I'm sure he would respect your scheduled hours as an individual.
If you get sleepy from the med than I would take the med at bedtime.
If it causes you to not sleep well than take the dose in the morning.
Usually it's stretched out during the day in several doses.
This medication will make you drowsy starting off. If your already a "tired" person I would take it at night. It is a very mild drowsy.
I have sleep apnea and RLS. Taking a stimulant during the day aggravates my RLS so I take Gabapentin 300mg. But Gabapentin makes me drowsy during the day if I take it too late.
I take Gabapentin 300 mg four times a day. Unless your doctor increases your dose I would recommend that you take it in the evening when you're ready for bed.
Hello, i have done quite a bit of reading on dosing of Gabapentin and have found that generally it is prescribed several times per day. I take 600mg at breakfast, lunch and dinner. I haven't found this medicine easy to adjust to, but on the same token have found that my body is slowly adjusting. My condition is quite severe. I had Shingles on my head and my PHN is internally in my head and spine. I am the definition of ill The pain has been horrible- my brain was rearranged and I have been flattened for months. I thought I was over this nightmare a few years ago, but it seems as if the pain went into remission and then came back. If anyone has a similar story I welcome the opportunity to commiserate. My life has been turned upside down. I'm looking for advice on coping strategies as well. Also, I seem to be unable to exercise-even when I walk, the pain flares up. Does anyone else experience this?
My Dalmatian takes it once every eight hours so 3 times a day.
I would spread it out especially if you have the tablets they have a very short half life. The xr you could just take in the morning.
I am not a Dalmation but I have the same question. I have PHN in my right flank and syringomyelia which also causes severe nerve pain and numbness on my right side from about shoulder height down to the soles of my feet.
My primary doc recently prescribed gabapentin 300-900 mg in the evening, but most of what I read says to spread it out evenly over the day. Since it seems to wear off after 6-8 hours, I'm spreading it out. It seems to work pretty good for my nerve pain, although I'm also taking Lexapro and I think they're both helping.
Good luck everyone!
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