The side effect for Gabapentin that my doctor just put me on Working up to 3 a day. Sound really bad. I am afraid to take it. But i have no choice. The pain is so bad. Does any one or you had any side effects
Last winter I was diagnosed with shingles. It wasn't a severe case but it wasn't mild either. Despite having narcotic pain medications available the only medication that worked for the pain was Gabapentin.
I was prescribed one 300 mg capsule every eight hours as needed for nerve pain.
The only side effect I had from the Gabapentin was a mild case of diarrhea.
Dottie; All drugs have side effects if you saw the ones on aspirin or Tylenol you would never take another one but the truth is most people rarely suffer from the side effects but by law the doctor or pharmacist has to tell you the side effects and this is just what happens it scares the heck out of us. but normally less than 3% of the people suffer from any of the side effect listed. I myself like the old days when you called the doctor or Pharmacist when you thought you were having a side effect there are so many people that will not touch their medications due to fear of what they are told. Chuck1957 and by the way I was taking as high as 2700mg and not one side effect when my legs were crushed between cars. good luck please most the time if you do get any side effects they go away with time.
And I always tell people to be careful when you take the first one they always hit our system harder but by the 3 dose or day we are much better and take it when you have nothing planned sit and read a book or watch tv so it takes your mind off of the medication otherwise we sit there and ever twitch we think it is a side effect. Have a great weekend and thanks for checking in here you're welcome to come back anytime if we can help you. Chuck1957
Good morning Dottie. I have taken gab a long time and doses up to 3600. Now I am at 2400. It does help my intercostal neuralgia.
The only side effects were when I first started and it was drowsiness when I started or increased the dose. It may help to know you eventually develop a tolerance and the drowsiness stops. I wish it was still there to help me sleep at night!
It will help u sleep at night but as for the pain through the day it has never helped. It's prescribed for nerve pain and 3 different ppl in my family take it for all different reasons. We r in process of weaning my mom off it because the side affects, my husband has MS and has taken for many years but has recently weaned himself off because it is interfering with other medications. Each individual is different but be careful taking it and read as much as u can about the side affects and feelings u have from it!
personally IV had no bad side affects. I get 300 mg twice a day and 900 mg at bed time. this is for nerve damage after a broken shoulder.I do get a feeling of sleepiness but fight that fir about an hour and drowsiness stops.it works great for the pain.I hope this helps.also taking them with a fatty food like a hotdog helps your body absorb it better.great for pain.take care.hope this helps you not to worry.
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