have pain and nerves danage in my right forarm hand med is not workin and havin prolbems thinkin
Here are a list of side effects first.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Gabapentin:
Diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; tiredness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Gabapentin:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); behavior changes; confusion; difficult or painful urination; fever; memory problems; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, depression, agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, inability to sit still); new or worsening trouble sleeping; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe headache or dizziness; suicidal thoughts or actions; swelling of the hands, legs, or feet.
Second: you are on a low dose and it could take up to a week for the medication to start working, also you are on a low dose, talk to your doctor about your problems in thinking and also maybe changing your medication.
Hope this helps :)
I'm not sure if you mean the problem your having problems thinking is because the pain is so bad or if you feel its a side effect of the drug. I take 600mg of Gabapentin a day & besides feeling a little sedated,which is normal when on high doses. If you feel it helps at all you might want to have your doctor up your dose. Good luck.
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