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Achey_girl

756d

Hi everyone! So I have fibromyalgia and about 7 years ago it was newly classified as a disorder of the central nervous system. I have found that I’ve had the best luck with pain relief from gabapentin which is interesting because it was originally made to treat seizures. Anyone else have success with gabapentin?

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    • Tayzer

      752d

      @Achey_girl I feel like there’s really no difference 🤷🏼‍♀️ I just switched because my doctors said to

    • Ray.of.Sunshine

      752d

      Just FYI: Carbonated beverages will make fibromyalgia pain worse. 👍

    • poodlelover28

      754d

      Gabapentin did nothing for my pain

    • Tayzer

      754d

      Started on gabapentin then switched to pregabalin because the gaba wasn’t mixing right with my other medications

      • Achey_girl

        753d

        @Tayzer interesting. Did they both feel similar or was gabapentin stronger?

        • Tayzer

          752d

          @Achey_girl I feel like there’s really no difference 🤷🏼‍♀️ I just switched because my doctors said to

    • Elladolores

      755d

      I take 1200mg of gabapentin three times a day. My fibromyalgia got chronic with the years, I started with 150mg 13 years ago now I’m on the highest available dosage.

      • Achey_girl

        755d

        @Elladolores does it make you forgetful? I was on 900 for a while and then went to a lower dose because I was forgetting all the time. Now I might go back up because it’s the only thing that’s given me relief.

        • AliceKnope24

          755d

          @Achey_girl I was on gabapentin and it’s other forms such as Gralise and horizant all of them caused me memory issues and that can be a side effect

        • Elladolores

          755d

          @Achey_girl I’m not forgetful

    • Breelynn

      756d

      I've had no luck with gabapentin. I was on the highest dose but I had to take it all at bed time cause it made me too tired to function.

    • wise

      756d

      Gabapentin works by essentially slowing down your entire nervous system. That's why it helps with seizures and fibromyalgia, they're both caused by overactivity of the central nervous system. I was amazed at how helpful it was for my fibro, but I was also pleasantly surprised to find that it also helped with what doctors have always told me were stress-induced pseudoseizures (aka not "real" seizures). I know better now, but I was still surprised to find it helps with non-epileptic seizures as well

    • underdiagnosed

      756d

      I too have success with Gabapentin. I take it 3x a day.

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