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chronicallykayla

1006d

Has anyone tried Gabapentin for fibro along with anxiety and depression? My doctor prescribed me it haven’t started taking it yet. Does it help at all?

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    • Miffy

      934d

      I did! It worked, but not as well as the previous med I was on, so I switched back!

    • Miffy

      934d

      I did! It worked, but not as well as the previous med I was on, so I switched back!

    • Placy

      934d

      I did but i was allergic, one day my daughter FaceTime me n this was her face 😳😳 mom what’s wrong with YOU?? I did felt weird but a was so much going on with me that I thought was normal🤷🏻‍♀️ my face was so swollen you can’t even see my eyes. My husband call the Dr. He told him to stop the gabapentin n prescribe something urgent. I had gain over 39lbs with the wonderful medication that almost kill me 😳😳😳😳

    • oblivesce

      934d

      I had zero luck with Lyrica but gabapentin has literally saved me! Don't get too scared by comments - give it a shot if you truly want. It made a world of difference in my life.

    • OuchiePrincess

      934d

      It made me feel like a fat zombie, but it works for my boyfriend who also has fibro

    • JesusChild777

      996d

      Stay away from that gains weight makes you hungry alot and causes other side affects

    • chronicallykayla

      1003d

      Thanks everyone for your input. I am going to give it a try

    • rockstar

      1003d

      It used to help, but i Changed to Lyrica. It helps.

    • shadowfax

      1003d

      I started it for a concussion. When it was time to come off my fibro flared and only improved when I increased the gabapentin :(

    • Deadpeeps

      1003d

      I was on it it didn't mess with my anxiety or depression but everyone is different

    • chronicurls

      1003d

      Likewise, I didn’t have a good experience with gabapentin. I was on an extremely high dose and it didn’t even touch the pain. it made me retain fluids and gave me blood clots. Lyrica may be a safer choice

    • WonderfulWeirdo

      1005d

      I personally didn't get any improvement with Gabapentin. But that doesn't mean it won't help you. Give it a try.

    • MrsSteele1

      1005d

      Helped me a lot. I started out at 100mg 3 times a day and am up to 300 twice a day (3 years later). I need to get it upped some but it's been a game changer for me. That being said don't expect your situation to work the same as mine...or anyone else's cuz it won't :(

    • SickCrochetGirl

      1005d

      It doesn’t really help my fibromyalgia but it does help my anxiety. I take 100-200mg when I’m having a panic attack or more anxious.

    • Endoem

      1006d

      I was on it ! I didn’t find much improvement with it myself, but have heard great things from others! Coming off of it wasn’t the best process.

    • Ginger

      1006d

      I took it for several years and it helped for a while. When I weaned off it I had nerve shocks and itching for several weeks that was pretty bad.. Unless pain gets too unbearable I will stay off it.

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