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Gabapentin

Postby tintagel » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:16 pm

Hi, I'm new to all this. Could anyone tell me how long Gabapentin takes to work on fibro, if it's going to? I'm up to 1800mg a day and no effect whatsoever. Pin still widespread and awful.
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Re: Gabapentin

Postby shazq » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:28 pm

Hi

They can take up to 4-6 weeks to fully kick in to your system so if you have been taking them longer than a couple of months you should go back to see your gp, some like you to try them for a longer period of time but its worth talking to them if they are not doing anything.

I tried them for 6 months gradually increasing the dose but they did nothing for me either so came off them.

Have you tried pregablin? they are similar to Gaba`s but might be better suited to you. :goodluck1:
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Re: Gabapentin

Postby froggy72 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:43 pm

i am on these at mo 900mg on since feb this year not working. :( paracetmel n codinedydrocodine pain relif then anti sickness cylizine domperadone
mevabevin for tummy pain
.i feel its all i do is take tablets.xxx
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