Hey friends, I hope everyone is doing well and is having a wonderful holiday season. I am about to head out to my best friend's house for our traditional New Year's Eve game night. (5th year running..since I moved back to Houston. She and I have been friends for going on 45 years now!) Anyway.. I don't want to spend the evening on the couch due to this freakin fibro. I have a prescription of Gabapentin and was wondering if I can take this while on subs? I have taken 6mg thus far today and don't want to take anymore. My wrists, knees and heels are screaming at me. Is it safe to take this other pain med? I worry about anything making me nauseous but I can't get any relief right now.
Does anyone have any feedback?
Thanks SO much, Jillynnie
Added 2 Jan 2012:
Thank you everyone for your input. I see my neuro on the 5th and am anxious to see what she says. Meantime I am going to ask her if adding the gabapentin will help with the pain and possibly begin reducing the subs again. I am already struggling with the idea of the weight gain that may come with this..(have gained 20lbs since September) and don't want to gain any more. I was underweight at the start, but still...would be happier if I was down about 10 lbs. Now, I agree that feeling better is the ultimate goal in our lives but...to be blunt...I just turned 50 3 days ago and if I have to struggle with my weight too then that is a factor for me. Is that vain? Most likely. But, that is just the way I feel. So... Dilemma time, i guess. :/
Jill ... just have a minute, Happy New Year, but think you would be much better off with you using the gabapentin and stopping the subs. Then I would work on the gabapentin when you are clean from the subs.It will most likely go the most easiest on you with w/d and what not doing it like this. Hope that helps.
Hi sweet Jilly... Happy New Year... Listen, I know you had to go back up on the subs due to your pain that you are currently having of which I am so sorry that you are experiencing. I hope that you soon get relief. The gabapentin should work for you, like Laurie said, in just a couple of days. It is very similar to Lyrica with less side effects, in my humble opinion. It does cause some weight gain when taken over time... I gained 10#'s when I was on it. Luckily the weight came off when I stopped it. It is really meant for neuropathic pain. I am not sure if this is the type of pain that you are experiencing but it is worth a try. I truly hope it helps.
Well... it has just turned 2012 while I am typing this. I think this is the first time in my life that I am experiencing bringing in the new year alone... it is ok. I had a lovely dinner with some friends earlier. I have been having some pensive time now and have DETERMINED that 2012 will be a good year. Yes, it is a choice... land I choose to make it the best year ever!!! Happy New Year to all and to you my dear JillyBean!!! Love, di
I used to get Rx. for both Methadone & Neurontin (Gabapentin) up to 1200mg Gabapentin a day taken throughout the day. Idk about Suboxone if your doctor prescribed em both to you then take em because Gabapentin are noted for increasing & prolonging the pain relief when taken along with Opioid Painkillers.
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