Old 10-14-2015, 04:11 AM #1 (permalink)
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I started Gabapentin 300mg 3 / times a day, then my Dr. increased it to 600mg 3 / times a day. Then he increased it to 800mg 3 / times a day. I was totally fine, with no side effects at all until the 800mg 3 / times a day.

On the 800mg 3 / times a day, I have been really shaky and jittery. I have felt like this for over a week. Has anyone else had this problem?

Also, If you don't mind me asking, What other medications do you take with your Gabapentin that help you with your pain?

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800mg a day. Dude that is to much. I quit gabapentin because unexplainable side able. I just take multivitamin magnesium devil claw and amitriptylin (sometimes) when the weather change . After 14 year suffer from fibro. I can finally cope with the disease.
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Maddy,

I was put on Gabapentin just like you and went as far as 2700mg a day I had to cut back to 1200 a day but started having side effects really bad like could not remember things, my face would break out in a red rash, my eyes are going they are dry and possible double vision. I have tried several pain medication for this and to be honest now that I am going off the drug I am feeling 100% better this pill makes it worse to be honest. I was also getting headaches and my Fibro was flareing up more. If you can get off the drug it is not good.

Some people say Lyrica is good but I had side effects with that. I just start another drug not sure what good it will do so I can keep you posted.
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I am on 600mg 3 x daily - I often only remember to take it twice a day though so might be upping it soon where I can just have two doses. I think the max dosage for efficacy is 3600mg/day so you are not taking too much.

For me gabapentin has worked better than Lyrica and with less side effects. With Lyrica I was having to up my dose every few months because it just flat stopped helping. Everyone responds differently - the trial and error with medication is one of my least favorite things.
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