Gabapentin with amitriptyline

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This often dooms the med to failure because of unacceptable side effects. This is true <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> the other pain meds like gabapentin and Lyrica also. We have a great Health Page written by a Pain Management doc from a premier university. He explains the proper way to approach the treatment of nerve pain, which is what I am assuming you have. http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Multiple-Sclerosis/General-Principles-of-Treating-Neuropathic-Nerve-Pain/show/452?
Gabapentin/neurontin have been around for years to help <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> nerve pain. Cymbalta was being tested for nerve pain for awhile now and has finally been approved for this purpose. I tried it and it did help for a few months. What else have the rest of you (forum friends) used for nerve pain?
Hiya Just wondering who finds what drug more efficient and what were your side effects? Amitriptyline helped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> the muscle twitching and pain but not numbness - side effects mornings a nightmare as drowsy. Gabapentin helping with numbness but side effects acne and muscle twitching a nightmare.
Hiya Just wondering who finds what drug more efficient and what were your side effects? Amitriptyline helped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> the muscle twitching and pain but not numbness - side effects mornings a nightmare as drowsy. Gabapentin helping with numbness but side effects acne and muscle twitching a bloody nightmare.
Hi, I've had experience <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> Gabapentin and amitryline. Currently I take 900 mg Gapapentin 3X daily. I have been taking it for years and although it made me very sleepy at first, I seem to have become acclimated to, it but it did take awhile. When I first started the Gab. I slowly worked up to 200 mg amitryline, but that was just too much (I was comatose) as I was trying to work at the time. Have you discussed the possibility of taking detrol.
Just to add a ditto to Selma. I too was on gabapentin for a while, it upset my stomach awful and I just didn't feel good taking it, so I switched to its cousin, pregabalin (Lyrica) and I did just fine with years of taking it. Both drugs almost overnight stopped the severe pain in my lower spine, so if pain is still your issue, then pehaps Selma's thoughts would work for you.
Also I know that this forum being what it is of course most pain here is likely to be neurological. I never did the trial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> gabapentin, it is still in my fridge, out of date now I think. Who knows, it may have even worked for me...just had my opinions set from my experiences, which were of a patient group not typical of those here. Anyway, it's always good to get two sides of an argument, wobbly is either now very well informed or confused!
I think there are many alternatives to be considered before using Gabapentin, such as a frontal lobotomy. If you don't mind going through the day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> the mental capacity of a goldfish, eat them like candy. Other than that, how did you like the show Mister Lincoln?
He did mention another drug lirozol or something like that, forgotten the name to try if this didn't work, I can't try it tomorrow as I am working tomorrow and I just couldn't take it and go to work. I am on Gabapentin as well, so perhaps it reacts adversely <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> the Gabapentin. Cheers, Udkas.
am at present taking 2400 mg per day of gabapentin and find only some relief from pain and other feelings of discomfort. my GP thinks this level of medication is adding to my fatigue and tiredness.I was wondering if anyone knows of alternative drugs that can be used so I can go armed with info when I go to see my consultant....
I saw a Nurologist today who prescribed Gabapentin for Degenerative disc Disease. I was informed that surgery was out of the question because it was over a large area, wasn't very helpful and didn't really expalin why i was prescribed it. i was also prescribed amitriptyline for the night time.
I had similar benefit from 60mg/day of Nortriptylene, but I think the side effects are smaller <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> Gabapentin regarding tiredness. I also find that I may be developing a tolerance to the pain meds, either that or my pain level is slowly rising, I can't be sure. doublevision1, I was wondering if I took a combination of Nortriptylene and Gapapentin I might get a synergistic effect at lower relative doses. Or alternatively, should I stick with one and migrate to higher dose?
Since Sunday I have been shaking internally and when doing something. But I had shaking like this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> my attack in December and I was on gabapentin at the time. So, I'm wondering if this is a withdrawl symptom or a new flare? I also noticed that my left leg is getting worse since Friday morning (before the new drug/changes). Anyone have any experience with gabapentin withdrawl? I found some stuff online about serious consequences from abrupt withdrawl, but nothing on shaking.
As <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> drugs like baclofen though, blood levels fo the drug build when gabapentin is taken on a regular basis. In that case the return of pain might be more subtle. Hope something in here helps. I’ve taken my bedtime medications for the night and it’s getting difficult to keep my thoughts collected. I need to go to bed. If you have more questions - please ASK.
I was wondering if anybody knows anything or has had experience <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> Amitriptyline. I have been taking it for about five years for discomfort in center of chest and a pain and discomfort in left side of abdomin. I was taking 25 mg and now I got myself down to about half of that. I stopped it all together and about three weeks ago by the request of my doctor but it was just too much. So I have been on half for about 2 or three weeks. The pain in center of chest is coming back.
I have had RSD in my left leg for three years and I take gabapentin that reduces the pain somewhat. While on gabapentin I have gained at least 20 lbs. Is there another drub I could use to reduce the pain so I can loose this weight? I am miserable being overweight. I causes pain in my ribs and I can't find clothes that fit. I am 5'3" and small boned. Please help.
This is Tooter again. I started taking gabapentin again for about a month and this is my first day without it. I was taking 2 a day then upped it a little more each day. Yesterday I took 2 and was having hot and cold chills. I stopped because they made me depressed again. I can't tell that I hurt worse without them. This is the first day without them. How long will I go through W/D's? I need help NOW!!! I'm 71 and I don't think I can take much more of this without knowing how long it will be.
I agree that when it comes to prescription medication less is more. I have discussed the Gabapentin dosing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> my MS neurologist and, with his approval, will be increasing my dosage to 600mg 2x/day. It is my hope that this dose will resolve my remaining foot discomfort issues, while remaining well under the allowable max of 1800mg 2x/day.
I don't think the Gabapentin has helped <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> my arm much. Basically the story goes...I woke up Dec 7, 2008 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> tingling in my right thumb and forefinger (right handed yes) and this progressed over a couple of weeks to a feeling of atrophy in my hand. It would sort of freeze in a curled in position and I would have to really concentrate to open it up. It felt completely swollen and totally numb even though the color and size were fairly normal.
I too agree....the gabapentin is suppose to help <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> paresthesias. I take 300mg 3 times a day, so a total of 900mg, and that is still a fairly low dose.
I recently tried to take gabapentin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> amitriptiline under my Drs orders but it made me so bad (sleepy) that I couldn't function for work, so I had to stop it, my Dr suggested I take a weeks holiday and take it for a week at bedtime and then my body would get used to it, but I can't do that at the moment. (the amitriptiline i mean). Hang in there, increase the dose gradually, your body will adjust, but any unusual side affects talk to your DR.
I'm currently on a 4 month journey (that actually started one year ago) and I'm not diagnosed- yet- but feel pretty certain ms may be my final diagnosis. ( Dizziness, trouble swallowing, numbness left side of body from face to toes comes and goes, fatigue, tinnitus, pressure in neck on one side and back of head, garbled words, brain fog, muscle spasms in back, and muscle twitches in legs and arms, etc.
I am still having a hard time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> gabapentin..I am suppose to take one capsule 300 mg, 4 times a day....well. I take 3 or 4 ...but always 3 at night and sometimes one earlier. I am suppose to spread them out but they make me sleepy during the day. How do others take the dosages? and do you just get used to them over time? I am being very difficult with this one...so unlike me !
I started my bedtime pill last Thursday and didn't seem to have much of a problem with it other than by the time noon came around on Friday, the TN pain was back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> a vengeance. So, I tried to add another dose of the Gabapentin yesterday at supper time. I feel asleep watching tv which is not normal for me but I slept about 1 1/2 hrs. I went to bed about an hour after the nap and I had no TN pain all evening. However, at about 4:00 a.m.
amitriptyline and/or gabapentin You may need to see a neurologist or Orofacial pain specialist who is experienced in managing traumatic trigeminal nerve injuries.
For migraine prophylaxis (other than Botox which I use frequently) in my patients I also use amitriptyline, atenolol, or gabapentin. Gabapentin is also an anti-seizure medication that I have used with my patients. My patients with possible convulsions we try to confirm and diagnose by EEG--sometimes even ambulatory EEG (walk around with them!). Please discuss this with your regular physician and Neurologist. I hope this helps!
5mg of amitriptyline for liver pain and 1800mg gabapentin for nerve pain associated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> the surgery. But neither of these seem to be helping with the pain in my left arm. I see my neuro in April, and I don't know if I should bring this up, or find a pain doctor. Anything you think I should do? How do I get the pain to stop?
I'm a petite slim person <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> very little body fat so it's very noticeable. So, even though Gabapentin helps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>with</span> my other conditions, I'm weaning off it totally to see if the swelling goes down. This has all been so frustrating! But I was thrilled to find your post because you're the first person to mention facial swelling. Good luck and I hope we both get answers soon!
In such type of itching due to neurodermatitis, cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol, capsacain or local anesthetic creams, amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation prove effective. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
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