Gabapentin

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  1. 5.0

    5.0 VIP Member

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    Took a 600mg tab and what a game changer! I haven't felt this good since before back surgery. Does anyone know if this is for long term consumption? It's great to have a non narc med offer the relief this one does, prescription NSAIDS don't even come close. Any feedback would be appreciated
     
  2. Lizard King

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    What are you taking it for? It's usually for epilepsy or RLS, assume you have some type of nerve issue?
     
  3. Go Away

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    I had it for shingles and it was fuvking incredible. Made me mad drowsy though.
     
  4. 5.0

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    My back. Had cages put in and fusion done
     
  5. wesleyinman

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    I do PT with a Doctor and we have talked about this drug various times during sessions.

    If I remember what she said correctly, it is well tolerated short term. It is not hepatoxic for the vast majority of users. When people see sides, fever, rash and weight gain are common, or reports associated with the CNS. Longer term, I want to say she mentioned that suicidal risk is warned of in certain individuals and memory loss has been reported.

    I tried it for a very short term bout of RLS that I was having. It seemed to let me sleep better. I did not take it long enough nor did I take a mega dosage to notice any euphoria or effects that a narcotic pain med might have.
     
  6. TenaciousA

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    Just to clarify, this is for a long-term pain management?

    Is indicated for seizure disorder but has a shit ton of off label uses. Most notably, it's used for the management of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, other nerve pain disorders, PTSD, anxiety, etc. It absolutely will make you drowsy, I can cause David dreams and hallucinations, but most patients of mine complained that it caused them to put on undue weight. GABA modulation is a mother****er.

    Hayron users and clonazepam addicts love it because it actually augments the actions of those agents – in my old practice I literally had a patient whose husband died and she kept filling his new rotten because she had such a legitimate addiction.

    That little nugget of joy aside, tell me what complications about which you're most concerned?

    Today there are no "outcomes" trials with this drug as there are for most cardio metabolic medications. At the medication is long generic, I don't see any pharmaceutical company pouring dollars into any long-term outcomes trials and less something is being done by an independent researcher.
     
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  7. 5.0

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    ^^^^^ yes it is. It was fat more effective but I was a bit drowsy though. I can take it at night and see if that helps. It's been over 12 hrs and I don't feel I need more unlike the nsaids
     
  8. monsoon

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    I took it for about a year as part of my migraine cocktail. I didn't really notice much in the way of sides at 1,500mg/day.
     
  9. 5.0

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    1500mg/day for a yr? Wow, I was worried 6pm was a lot
     
  10. monsoon

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    Divided dose, 750 am/pm
     
  11. 5.0

    5.0 VIP Member

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    Yea I took one 600 at 6am and am feeling good still. Hopefully I can stay at the low dose
     
  12. jole.koydon

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    Only had hydro for some tooth pain after a minor dental surgery. Took me out for over a week.
     

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