Active substances: Gabapentin
Strengths: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg Brand: Neurontin Strengths: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg Dosage for postherpetic neuralgia Adult dosage ages 18—64 years Typical starting dosage: Day 1, 300 mg; day 2, 600 mg 300 mg two times per day, spaced evenly throughout the day; day 3, 900 mg 300 mg, three times per day, spaced evenly throughout the day.Please consult your health care provider in regards to the symptoms you are experiencing.
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Then side effects would become unmanageable; anxiety, bouts of bad depression, stomach and intestinal issues, different muscle or joint pain every day, exhaustion, memory loss, hair loss, weight loss.
I would go to doctor bloodwork would all be normal so he would increase the Gabapentin. Feel better a month with manageable side effects. This cycle went on for nine years until I finally did research and realized the Gabapentin was making me sicker.
Tapering off now and feeling better. I took this for Fibromyalgia pain.
I gained 15 lbs in 5 months. They never told me this drug doesn't mix well with pain meds. I had emergency gallbladder surgery and went practically insane.
My brain was not thinking clearly.
I convinced myself that I was worthless and a burden. IT wasn't even depression, it was medicine taking me over. After some really horrible nights, my rational self took over despite this medicine mixture and I went to my doctor.
We weaned off of it and I feel amazing.
Its crazy. Please be careful on this mess. Its dangerous. It helps my pain but I do experience multiple side effects including daytime sleepiness, cognitive issues, memory loss, dizziness, high effect, and headaches.
One are the long-term effects. Are there not alternatives.