Hubby stroke was June 3, 2011, total rt. side paralysis,& no speech, facial expression & babbling he feels pain all the time!!! Norco 7.5, & flexeril hasn't done much pain control.Dr. say itis helpful will block brain signal & help, any & all replies are helpful to me. He 60, lived a fast life, smoke & drank heavy, now,we got ,P.A.D., A FIB, DIABETES,LEFT CAROTID BLOCKED, BACK INJURY ETC...
Im sorry to hear about your hubby's condition. Im sure you want to do all that you can to help him. I located the Gabapentin information on here and have pasted the info in here to give you a basic idea of what the drug can do. If you go to the top menu, and where it shows you Drugs A to Z, you can locate all the information about Gabapentin that might help. I believe it is usually given to diabetics for neuropathic pain. The maximum dosage can range from 900 mg to 1800mg, depending on the situation and the doctor's discretion. Here is what I found from the site:
Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.
Gabapentin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Gabapentin is also used with other medications to treat partial seizures in children who are 3 to 12 years old.
Gabapentin is also used in adults to treat nerve pain caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster), and to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).
Gabapentin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Please note that I am not a doctor and I only speak this information from personal experience. Information quoted was found on this website. I hope that this does help you some. Im sure others will give you their answers as well. Good luck, and I wish your husband well. Take care, and I wish you peace,
It's a kind of trial & error thing when it comes to some of these meds as to whether they will help with pain. My husband is a diabetic with neuropathy, but also has many other pain conditions do to 10 back surgeries, 2 neck surgies, etc... He takes gabapentin 1,200mg a day for the pain & methadone. He is not completely out of pain. For this to happen he would have to be rendered unconsious which is not a choice. I personally tried gabapentin, & it did not help my nerve pain in my legs due to failed back surgery. So it's a choice to try it & see if it helps or not. If it does, that's wonderful, & if it doesn't they will have to try something else.
Do they feel they blocked caroid artery was the cause for the stroke? My hubby has both of his blocked to the point the can't find a pulse, but the doctors dont want to do anything about it which scares me (& him). I am very afraid he will have a stroke also. Good luck to you (& him), & you have my best wishes that the gabapentin will help with the nerve pain...
I am sorry for you and your husband. I was placed on Gabentin 300 mg 3x a day as well. I was hopeful that it would help with my pain, and help me to sleep thru the night without waking up in pain. Unfortunately, it did not help me. Interestingly, I recently found out my friend is on the same dosage to help her depression/moods. I really wish it would of helped me, but it didn't.
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