I've been prescribed Gabapentin for my broken jaw and fractured vertebrae, when can I expect relief?
First of all so sorry for your injury. I was put on gabapentin for nerve problems with sciatica and disc problems. Could not take it. Side effects to bad, Neurologist took me off. Didn't work for me, good luck on your quest for relief.
This is confusing to me because Gab isn't your standard pain med. I see you have several other health conditions. Maybe you are already taking standard pain meds?? Just wondering. Anyway it sounds very painful and maybe a short course of Vicodin would be more effective.
Frankly, I'd say never. Gabapentin helps nerve pain. A fracture is not nerve pain.
I take it and it helps me, but I have nerve pain. The docs don't want to prescribe a narcotic ever and the DEA doesn't care if you have something for a fracture, its just long term use they care about.
If you do not feel it working after 5, 7 days tops, tell your Dr., It does take some time to kick in and may not offer the relief you need, it's a quirky med.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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