... than standing
Hmm, you don't say why you're taking the Gabapentin. I take 600mgs. 4 times a day for nerve pain due to over 13 spinal surgeries, but usually when you raise your legs/feet circulation is better in your legs. Circulation has a lot to do with some types of nerve pain, like my mom has Diabetic Neuropathy, which causes her feet to constantly burn and tingle. But when she puts her feet up the circulation gets better as does the nerve pain. Now I take it for Chronic Pain, and mine still hurts when I lay down, but that's due to permanent nerve damage done to my spine during all the surgeries and scoliosis. Depending on when you're taking the Gabapentin, you might want to call the doctor and ask if this is to be expected or if it's something that would warrant either a higher dose of Gabapentin or taking it more frequently.
Also you have to remember if you've been taking medications of any kind for a long period of time, you can't expect to live 100% pain free. To completely remove all our pain we'd have to take so much medication, it would stop our breathing!! Anyway, depending on why you're taking the med. would determine a more suitable answer. God Bless and I hope you continue to talk and ask questions here, there are so many wonderful people that can help with almost everything. Plus its a place where you'll never be judged or feel alone.
To quote an old joke, "then stop doing that." My legs hurt if my knees don't have enough of a bend or I don't get up to walk around every hour or so. I had this long before my current disease situation as well. A recliner does not work for me and makes my legs hurt, particularly behind the knees. It does help if my weight is not on my calves, but only delays it. I do better with legs straight out and a pillow under the knees. Walking helps a lot. But it is back every night at bed. I also live with it. Or I take some pain medication when too intense. It is about circulation. That is why walking helps. A pinched nerve needs so the doc. Pursue that, don't settle.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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