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Date: 21.05.2011
From: kirst

Subject: Gabapentin vs pregabalin

thing ive spelt the second one right :)
Anyway, ive been asked to try pregabalin by the rummy as gababpentin made me feel bloated. But i dont feel i gave it a fair try but and now im unsure what to do. I have Fibro and RA so it is being given mainly for fibro pain. Im frightend of the side effects. because of not being able to be active im mught bigger than i want to be and im sure its only because i eat toddler portions im not putting any more weight on, but am not loosing any ether. Weight gain is one of the side effects of the drugs.
I want to know if anyone is/has taken these drugs and what they experienced with them.
think i just want reassurance.
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Date: 21.05.2011
From: kirst

Subject: Re: Gabapentin vs pregabalin

im also getting married on the 1st and want to be able to enjoy my day and have a toast ect, so wont start ether drug intill roughly the 5th june x
have just realised ive typed awfully on the previous post... im haveing one of those "hands dont want to work days".
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Date: 21.05.2011
From: Maz

Subject: Re: Gabapentin vs pregabalin

As I have said before, give Myalgia X a try
google it up --- it certainly helps a friend of mine who has fibro
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Date: 21.05.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Gabapentin vs pregabalin

kirst I have been on Gabapentin for Fibro for a couple of months now and what a difference it's made to my quality of life !! No 24/7 niggling leg and feet pain anymore [ hopefully anyway ] but finding it's not really sorted out my tiredness. The GP says that once the pain is under control then I shouldn't be so tired. I'm Diabetic as well so could be that or a Thyroid problem as I don't eat a lot and I don't seem to lose weight so got to have more blood tests next month for my thyroid. Could be down to mobility difficulties as well. It's all so complicated and each person is different to the next . But my experience of side effets from Gabapentin was a spaced out / drunk feeling for about a couple of weeks until my body got used to it. That's really the only side effect I've had but I might just be lucky. We can only try these meds to see if they work. Hope whatever you try will work for you ;0)
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Date: 21.05.2011
From: Gaynor

Subject: Re: Gabapentin vs pregabalin

I'm feeling jealous. I've heard rave reports about Gabapentin, and to be honest I don't feel like it's doing a damned thing. I'm now on 900 mg 3 x daily - still getting shooting pain constantly. I've been on 600 mg 3x day for ages now and just switched to the 900 mg dose 2 days ago. What sort of dosages are people on that find it works?
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Date: 21.05.2011
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Gabapentin vs pregabalin

I've worked up to 3x300mg a day and it seems to being doing the trick. However I'm sure I've read somewhere that sometimes people have to keep increasing the dosage ? I also used to have cold feet all the time [ like Raynaulds syndrome ] and the Gab have stopped that. Just developed very dry eyes and throat though so don't know what that's about the GP said it's part of Arthritis. What other meds have you tried Gaynor ?
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