its effectiveness. I tried Lyrica and Savella which had bad side effects. How might gabapentin be more helpful. If someone has taken either of the above meds and switched to gabapentin, has it been better for you. I know we each have different side effects but would appreciate any info. Thanks.
My sister has suffered from this for over 15 years, and at one point she was prescribed this and it did help, for a short while, weird dreams/sleep issues caused it to be a short trial, 2-3 months.
We have found regardless of what may help at any given time, after all this time she winds up changing the medication regimen about every 8 months, it's very similar to progressive Migraine treatment where many things work for short periods of time.
I have been taking gabapentin for 2 yrs. I first started out 100mg 3 x day. I really didn't give it a chance because of the side effects. I was groggy, n really lethargic. So I tried cymbalta, lyrica, a number of other things, but the effects on my psychi were really scary, so I went back to gabapentin. My Dr advised me to continue to take it because the side effects will subside, n they have. Gabapentin really helps to lessen the pain of my fibromyalgia which I'm really glad about. Yes I'm still tired all the time, but that happens with any seizure medicine that is taken. I now take 800 mg tabs 3 x a day. With the others I gained weight. I haven't gained weight with gabapentin, I've actually lost weight. I know meds work differently on people, but this is my experience with gabapentin. I hope your experience will be ok for you. When you first begin taking it, DO NOT DRIVE, as you will be groggy n slow.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years ago.
Gabapein is the generic name for Lyrica. I take Lyrica and have for several years. Tried once to take the generic gabapein because it is so much cheaper than Lyrica and had side affects from the generic. My doctor said that is common.
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