... am worried i will not be able to function to take care of my 1 year old baby... i am a singal mother and and also on percocts as well any advice?
I think that's a little much to start with. Can't you start at a lower
dose, say half of that a couple times/day? That's just my suggestion, but I've personally not been able to take that medication and any other in that
category, and yes, I took it for nerve pain too. When I started Gabapentin I think I started at just 150 mg. at bedtime, then went to 150 mg. twice/day. Good luck... it made me very lethargic and dizzy, but I know people who have
had good results with it.
I think it's fine I started on 300 & now 600,3x a day.Now the percet i would take as less as possible.That can make you sleepy & a 1yr old can get into everything.Plus you still have to have cordination.I'm taking bipolar meds too & i still function.I have 2 kids but thier now 15,21 but they were little too so some times i had to deal with some pain for alittle.I could handle the drugs though.So Take the Gabapenten see what happens,It's really nothing.It just makes me shake alitte.If you don't like the feel talk to your doctor.I had a total knee replacement & now i have RHD so it helps some but now i need to add another one to it.Good luck i know it's hard when their little.
I take 900mg 3x a day and it works wonders for me. You get use to it eventually. It can make you a little stupid I have to write everything down but it's worth it for the pain relief. I have severed nerves in my chest from a cut-happy surgeon and don't think I could function at all without the Gabapentin. After you take it awhile the initial side effects go away. I agree that the percocet may be more problematic than the gabapentin.
I just started using it as a sleep aid and anger supressant and I am only taking 100mg at a time. (I was prescribed 300mg per day.) 100mg was enough to have a mild but noticeable effect on a 150 pound 43 year old male. A lot of professionals recommend starting off very slight doses so that your body gets used to it, not immediately taking the prescribed dose. I think that is a good idea. Your brain needs to get used to this stuff: It is much safer than valium from what I am told but it is powerful. I would walk into it in very small doses at first and let your brain tell you what doses it needs.
I just stared the medication a couple weeks ago for a herniated disc. I also have Fibromyalgia. He started me on 300mg. twice a day. I have only been taking at night for it has made me very ethargic. I take the medication with dinner. My neurologist suggested BID but my PCP said go slow. I think it might be heloubg for I am having less pain at night. Along with my sleeping meds I would say I am sleeping better. I will be talking to my PCP about starting a morning dose but I do not want to so the 300MG. I just want to do 100MG. I do not want to be falling asleep all day. I have also thought about possibly cutting back night dose and adding the AM dose but for now I am totleratng the night dose better. My PCP said to go very slow and not to rush. So I say the same to you. Use your pain med as needed. If this med is going to work you should be able to cut back. Just go slow. ALl I know is when I let the pain get ahead of me it can be difficult catching up.
Let meknow how your doing for being new on the med myself I love to hear>
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