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kkmom 07-31-2007 09:31 AM

Re: Gabapentin for sciatic pain?
 
Hey davey, I was on neurontin first and it was titrated from 100mg at bedtime to 600mg 3x a day, it never worked and I gian weight, i took lyrica it did not work, gained more weight, then i suggested topamax, well of course it did not work, i did have decreased appetite but i swolled up. Total weight gain of about 45 lbs since dec 06, not to included all the streoids.

But if it is working for you i am glad, not everone get the same neg effects. I wish you the best

camperboy 09-02-2007 10:33 PM

Re: Gabapentin for sciatic pain?
 
[QUOTE=camperboy;3128166]Hey Barbara... I noticed the sleepiness is starting to diminish a little, I've had to "adjust" to meds before so I know the drill. Wow, sounds like a lot of meds, but I think I'll be up there with you some point soon... I'm going to have to go on a statin for cholesterol (it's hereditary) in addition to my SSRI and the gaba. All these meds do something to me but the tradeoff is worth it, I guess. I'd rather be a little sleepy than crawling on my hands and knees to the bathroom. But, we'll see how it goes.

Take care!

-Davey[/QUOTE]

Well, here I am, 4 weeks later. Up to 600 mg/3x a day. Nothing. I may try the nortryptaline as someone recommended. But I am just sick to death of the whole thing. I was really hoping this was going to work. :( But I'll keep going for another week or two.

hessie28 09-03-2007 12:49 PM

Re: Gabapentin for sciatic pain?
 
I was on Gabapentin for about 6 months. I was on 900mg. It did nothing. After about 6 months I started swelling up. So I switched to Lyrica. The dr. just doubled my dose so I am up to 300mg. I don't think it is helping. I start to wonder if anything helps. Will keep trying though. Hope you find something that works. Keep us updated.


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