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Date: 25.02.2011
From: Gaynor

Subject: Gabapentin?

Hey all. My doc is messing with my meds and has suggested that I try gabapentin. Well .. I've been on it for a week now (300mg, 3x a day) and it seems to be doing NOTHING. Any thoughts? Does it take a while to kick in or something?
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Date: 25.02.2011
From: x kerry x

Subject: Re: Gabapentin?

i was on it for 3 weeks and the only benefit i felt was that i was sleeping better. Its a muscle relaxant, with similar properties to amytriptiline. It is suppose to take a few weeks to have any majoy benefits, but to me even just being able to sleep was an improvement. Bare with it and hopefully it will do something for you soon xx
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Date: 25.02.2011
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: Gabapentin?

Oh wow ... I would LOVE to sleep better. Let's hope it kicks in. Thanks for that Kerry. I feel a bit more optimistic about it now.
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Date: 26.02.2011
From: x kerry x

Subject: Re: Gabapentin?

good luck with it! Remember everyone has different experiences with most drugs...i really hope this one works for you! X
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Date: 28.02.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Gabapentin?

Been precribed this med for Fibromyalgia today by my GP. She was surprised by his statement that " there is no other meds for Fibro apart frm Amytriptyline " !! Will let you know how I go on with it. It seems a bit complicated with the dosage but my GP has written it down for me. Gaynor are you any better ? I know that you have to gradually increase it over about 10 days.
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Date: 28.02.2011
From: x kerry x

Subject: Re: Gabapentin?

i had to increase it by one tablet a week for 3 weeks then stay at 3 a day. Ive had to stop taking it since i found out im pregnant though.
In america they also give gabapentin to people who are cannabis dependent as a substitute to try and get them off it. It has similar properties to cannabis, which also helps people with arthritis due to it being a muscle relaxant, hence it helps you sleep, haha. X
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Date: 28.02.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Gabapentin?

Thanks kerry hope all is well with you :0)
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Date: 28.02.2011
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: Gabapentin?

Thanks for all your comments. I'm persevering here. I wrote a very direct letter to my doc today about being "dismissed". We shall wait and see what comes of it.
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Date: 05.03.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Gabapentin?

Well Gaynor been on this med for 4 days and had 2 Migraine attacks so feelin pretty crap at the mo. I don't know if it's coincidence as I'm prone to Migraines anyway but not had 2 so close together before I started with Amytriptyline. Will persevere as much as I can but the meds for Migraine just make me want to sleep. Arghhh !! How's it going for you ?
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