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I Need Help With Nerve Pain, Gabapentin Has Helped But Side Effects Have Caused Me To Not Be Able To Take It.
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posted June 28, 2021
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A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I was on Gabapendin for years. I had to get off of it because it was making me feel mentally numb. Getting off of it was one of the hardest things was in alot of pain for months after but it evened out and now its just normal pains. It really did help with the pain for years wish there was something else I could take. I wish you luck and happiness. have a great day.

posted July 4, 2021
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Pregablin is very similar to gabapentin, I was unable to take gabapentin as well, it gave me terrible cramp in my muscles and I ended up not being able to walk. It did nothing for my pain and just made matters worse but my husband takes gabapentin and it works well for him. Like most medicines some people find them helpful and others do not, some get no side effects or side effects that are manageable and some people find the side effects so bad that it's not worth taking the medication. Looks like you are like me and this type of medication just doesn't suit you. When I came off this I had trouble sleeping at all for a few days so bear this in mind if you are stopping it.

posted June 29, 2021
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Hi...try Pregabalin 50mg. It worked wonders on my nerve pain. I hope your able to switch. Have a good evening.

posted June 28, 2021
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I took Gabapendin for awhile but I had too many side effects from it so I was switched to Cymbalta and it works wonders for me

posted July 12, 2021
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Dr. put me on Lyrica for nerve pain. !00 mgs- 2x/day. No longer take ANY Gabapentin! Was taking up to 1200mgs on my worst days, 600mgs on my best. I also take Methotrexate, Enbrel & Wellbutrin, but nerve pain started after I had been taking those.

posted July 25, 2021

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