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JCRom818

535d

Other Gabapentin users (for migraines, chronic pain, etc.), can I ask how much you take to feel it working? Or if it ended up not working for you? I started on it a few months ago and my doctors are increasing my dose every 2 weeks, but it feels like it’s taking months to see any results!

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    • Pearline

      525d

      Same with me! I finally said it's not going to work and Dr. put me on Lyrica which helps

    • Pearline

      525d

      Same with me! I finally said it's not going to work and Dr. put me on Lyrica which helps

    • KJ_

      526d

      I tried it for a long time with no results. They just kept upping the dose when I kept saying it wasn’t working. I got up to 900mg a day before I gave up. It was making me very groggy. But, different people, different results.

    • abbzzzg

      534d

      300 in the morning and 600 at night to help w sleep and heightened pain levels

    • tallgirl22

      535d

      I also take 600 mg but I take the whole dose at night and the consistency has helped my pain. Not gone but it takes the edge off most days! I was told the true therapeutic dose is like double what I’m on but also higher doses can contribute to constipation.

      • JCRom818

        535d

        @tallgirl22 thanks for the reply! Since it hasn’t helped a ton but I haven’t had a lot of bad side effects, my doc is going to keep increasing my dose. But maybe I just need to stick with it a bit longer to feel relief, thanks!

        • tallgirl22

          534d

          @JCRom818 have you felt any change at all with it? Even just a change in the pain sensations? I’m super sensitive to medications but when I started Gabapentin I felt the changes in my nerve pains in the first few weeks. It went from lightning bolt feelings to more burning sensations and then as I’ve increased those feelings both are continuing to decrease. Not sure if this helps but that’s just my experience so far!

    • Hope_L

      535d

      I take it for chronic nerve pain (feeing like I’m being stabbed and/or I’m on fire) and nausea from nerve damage. It’s an absolute lifesaver and I consider it my most valuable medication! I take 600 mg a day, 300 in the morning and 300 at night. Do you split your dose up to work throughout the day? I definitely think it helps me!

      • JCRom818

        535d

        @Hope_L Thanks for the reply! I’m at 600mg right now also. I don’t split it at the moment, but I have a follow up appt with my doctor in a couple of weeks and I can mention it to him to see if that might help!

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