Hi, I have been prescribed Gabapentin a 300 mg. dosage by my doctor today and I will be taking this medication for nerve back pain. I will eventually be taking this medication, 3 times per day so that will be a total of 900 mg. a day. How safe is this medication?
What kind of Side Effects or Positive things have you experienced in using Gabapentin at a 300 mg.?
- 20 Oct 2010 by Lisaswtlady
- 2 Dec 2016
- peripheral neuropathy, pain, back pain, nausea/vomiting - chemotherapy induced, gabapentin, postherpetic neuralgia, side effect, dosage
Added 20 Oct 2010:
I had the skin condition Shingles before the nerve pain but that has been resolved now due to my doctor was treating me and he did a good job
of giving me the right medications to clear up my rash.
I found it extremely helpful. I had no side affects whatsoever. However, I was only on it for about a month. My mom was on it much longer (1 year)and on a much higher dose (1800), she was also taking massive amounts of steriods. So you have to consider all those facts! She was extremely tired and lost some of her hair. However, now that she has weaned herself down to reasonable doses she feels stronger and her hair is coming back!
My suggestion would be you have to get out of pain to live a decent life, try the meds. lme
I have suffered from terrible sciatica flares and migraine headaches most of life. In the early days, opioid pain meds is all they have to offer. Never fixed the issue at hand which neurontin has "fixed" me! Very rare sciatica flare and great migraine preventative. Without it I would literally be in pain somewhere all the time. To me, very few side affects. Can make you a wee drowsy at first, dizzy, sometimes a weird complete body numb will come over but that's usually only if you're having dose increased. The best med I've ever had for nerve or migraine pain. Pretty safe, few drug interactions according to my Dr. Taking max dose now over 8 or 9 yr period, still world like a champ
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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