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Concerns about gabapentin

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:26 am
by NHE
New concerns regarding gabapentin, e.g., side effects, interactions with other medications, withdrawal symptoms, etc. ... erve-pain/

Re: Concerns about gabapentin

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:48 am
by ElliotB
I started Gabapentin a few weeks ago out of desperation. Although I am taking it in low dosage, it is very powerful and I have come to realize that I have been experiencing side effects primarily with regard to my vision and balance (both of which I already have to cope with some minor disfunction). And although my primary reason for trying it was to help improve my sleep and I am sleeping a bit better, I am just as tired during most of the day. I am now taking it just once a day, several hours before bedtime, with the hope that my days will be a bit better and will likely be reducing the dosage a bit more (now only taking 300mg per day, down from 900mg daily) and may stop totally. Not sure if the benefits I am receiving are worth the discomfort from the side effects. It is a very powerful drug and virtually all of its noted side effects are things experienced by those with MS already, sad...