I am currently at 900 mg 3 times a day. I dont eat to much and gaining weight even though I'm running 3-4 times weekly
I have been on it for about 8.5 years with no fluid retention or other side effects.
300mg has made my legs and hands swell. Gabapentin does help with the pain but, I don’t like the swelling. It also makes me drowsy but I sleep good. The drug has pros and cons about it.
I haven’t been on it very long and I’m having not only fluid retention but weight gain and carbohydrate craving that is completely crazy. I’ve gained 4 pounds in a month and have not change my eating habits at all. I need the medication so badly I’m having to figure out what to do .It’s discouraging when you give up one thing ( more nerve pain) and gain another - literally.
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