Gaba pain relief??

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Gaba pain relief??

Postby MrsGeorge » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:38 am

I have had this recommended to me as potential pain relief. Has anybody heard of it & if so, is it effective?

I've been having painful MS Hug - ribcage spasms for over a week now.
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Postby JamiLea » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:28 am

Are you asking about Gabapentin?
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Postby MrsGeorge » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:51 am

This isn't gabapentin - it's a supplement that can be bought in health food shops. \I did wonder what the link waas though.
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Re: Gaba pain relief??

Postby NHE » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:11 am

MrsGeorge wrote:This isn't gabapentin - it's a supplement that can be bought in health food shops. \I did wonder what the link waas though.


Well, they're different molecules to start with. They likely have different physiology as well. Gabapentin is marketed as neurontin by Pfizer. The supplement known as gaba is gamma-aminobutyric acid. I was offered a prescription for neurontin for neuropathic pain early after diagnosis. After reading a bit about it, I decided against it. However, I haven't read much about gaba yet.

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