New to gabapentine/pregabalin

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Re: New to gabapentine/pregabalin

Postby Auuo54 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:15 am

Moving next week so busy busy..
Been on pregabalin for a week now..
I am struggling again sleep sleep, no go in me feel so tired and drain just dunno what to again..
Doesn't help with move and no doctors now for 6 weeks.
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Re: New to gabapentine/pregabalin

Postby Jeyo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:39 pm

Oh no Auuo. Sorry to hear that pregabalin are just as bad as the gabapentin. Can you not go back to Dr sooner? How awful for you. Do you have plenty of help with you're removals?
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Re: New to gabapentine/pregabalin

Postby Auuo54 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:19 am

Really weird thing I noticed that between 2/3am every morning I would get vertigo for 20 minutes or so spinning and feeling sick. Just feel like crap all day tired, snappy, just wanting to sleep. Yeah the pain goes brilliant but then all the other side effects I hate :(
Yeah plenty of help moving but little help decorating as flat needs total redecoration top to bottom.
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Re: New to gabapentine/pregabalin

Postby Auuo54 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:22 am

Got a new patients appointment end of April then a waiting game for a gp, she said about 4/6 weeks after my first appointment I should be able to see a doctor.
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Re: New to gabapentine/pregabalin

Postby Jeyo » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:11 am

Hi Auuo, I really hope you get sorted at the end of the month. Is there not a charity that will help you with decorating? If you go to Citizens Advice they may be able to put you in touch with someone. It would be good if it could be decorated before you move in. And I'm sure it would lift your spirits a wee bit too xx
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Re: New to gabapentine/pregabalin

Postby jackaddict » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:03 pm

I find that Gabapentin on its own isn't very effective on pain. However, if taken an hour after analgesia, in my case Morphine (MST,) it works really well. Also take it with food, as that helps with absorption and reduces side effects. It's bizarre that this advice isn't told to us, I had to dig around a bunch of scientific studies to find this out.
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Re: New to gabapentine/pregabalin

Postby Auuo54 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:51 am

Hiya everyone sorry for not posting for a while, been busy moving. Now moved in the flat is brilliant but seriously needs work.

Just registered with a new doctors, they are slow and useless, can't do nothing until I see a specialist at the hospital again as they dont believe my specialist at the hospital where I was.
I also found out news to me I was very low on iron,b12 and folate. But they won't do nothing until I seen there specialist, they advised me not to go to any chemist or health shop for vitamins until I have been seen. So in the mean time I am falling a sleep feel like crap and in pain 24/7. Where I moved to I want to enjoy the beach walks but at the moment all I want to do is sleep.
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Re: New to gabapentine/pregabalin

Postby Charlie73 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:00 pm

Hi, I'm a bit late posting but wanted to just say I was also on mirtazapine 45mg, it helped with panic attacks and lifted my mood after an unpleasant mental health crisis in March. My Gp has just changed it for fluoxetine, as we both felt after 4 months we need to try something else to help my mood lift. Its got me so far but not enough. I found mirtazapine good, but it made me feel quite drowsy and sluggish. Could it be this that's causing the problem?

I tried pregabalin but it gave me too many side effects, I've been on gabapentin since just before Christmas, with no obvious side effects. I'm going back to the pain management team next month as I feel like the effect is kind of wearing off. Everyone is different, what works for someone will be horrible for someone else, its all trial and error, and unfortunately it takes time to try all the options. I feel that you have to give things a chance, get up to the full dose etc. Of course an understanding and patient Gp is really helpful.

I hope you do manage to find something that helps!
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