- Aug 3, 2020
Brad,Has anyone has success with gabapentin? I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia and neuropathy. At the starter dosage I do see some relief in some small areas. Weather changes, trying to fall asleep, physical activity, RLS, foot pain - no help yet. I do not know what to expect and if increasing the dosage will eventually help ease more of these symptoms. Thank you in advance for your comments and assistance.
i ve been diagnosed almost for 2 years now. first thing rheumatologist prescribed was gabapentin 300 mgs and did not do anything. he wanted to increase the dose but i did not believe it would help but just create weird side effects and later on would be difficult to stop. But this is just me and my experience. Like everybody says, and i believe so too, meds have different effects on different bodies.
Anyway.. said that..one day i read a post on this group where somebody red, heard and wanted to try a med called Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and given that i ve tried everything i was like..let me try..who knows. it says that you have to take it at least for 30 days in order to start noticing if it is effective or not.
Contacted my rheumatologist and he prescribed it to me. i had to find a compounding pharmacy close to where i live because the dosage was 4.5 and they don't sell it in normal pharmacies.
it s now almost 1 month and 3 weeks i m getting it and i have to say that ON ME is doing great. pain has reduced i would say by 80-90%. some day i feel i dont have any pain at all and some day i feel normal FM symptoms. But overall there are more days that i m ok than days that i have peak of pain.
Hang in there buddy..try different things and see what works for you.