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Gabapentin for nerves.

Hi to all,

I have been put on gabapentin for my nerves inbetween my shoulder blades
As very uncomfortable n painfull I have to go back in a month time and
Also lots of stiffness in back hips legs ECT.

Can anyone tell me if this med affects weight as I am trying to loose
Weight so as to be more comfortable and will be trying
To add exercise when it get s warmer.

All though I have an op coming up sooner rather than later,reason for my
Operation battery removal so I can have an MRI Scan because all of my symptoms
And back pain ECT.

Dolphin500.

I used to take 600mg three times a day it didn't help me much I don't believe the affected my weight I now take pregablin which seem to work for my nerve pain better but not eliminate it. and my neuro added clonazepam in low dose half a tablet twice
I take a few other med but that's not relevant.

hiya

i was on this for 2 1/2 weeks but had to stop due the unwanted side effect-that aside it did nothing at all for my pain.

i wasnt on it long enough to notice any weight differences.

hope op goes ok.

ellie

I've been on Gabapentin for a few years although only 100mg twice a day and 300mg at night. Could take more but side effects not ideal (made me feel either extra sleepy or p***ed(!). It definitely hasn't affected my weight tho' in fact I feel that I should apologise as I'm trying to put a bit of weight on. Assume it will affect everyone differently.

I have MS

Hi Dolphin, I had Gabapentin in 2012.  It didn't relieve neuro pain totally & weight increased by 3 stone.  In 2015 I changed painkillers to morphine based controlled drugs. Success at pain control & lost 3st 6lbs over 10 months.

Some people speak well of Gabapentin but my experience wasn't good. Good luck.

Chrissie

I have a friend or family member with MS

Hi to all,

Thankyou for the info think I will try morphine first I was only out a few hours my hips are stiff
N my feet killing so will have to have some med

Dolphin_500.