be careful calling it Gaba, that's the name of another med/sup.
I started on Gabapentin when I first got severe stabbing pains in my knee at night, and neuropothy in right leg got so bad I had to pull over after driving only 20 minutes of my 45 minute commute to walk it off.
The gabapentin did take the edge off so my PCP sent me to a neuro who could find anything and ruled it out as Lyme related. Stayed on the Gabapentin thru another year with a rheumy and for my first five year of lyme treatment. I mostly took it only at night for pain and sleep aid. Mornings were like a hang-over sometimes.
I quit taking it about
three year ago to reduce my Rx costs and see if it was really just masking sx. Now its tough to compare todays pain without it to what I had three years ago while on the gabapentin. For some folk I heard it makes them a little too loopy in the daytime.
I never heard about
your issue with increased pain with increased dosage. Pain management is a secondary use of this Rx originally developed for siezures.
Post Edited (tickbite666) : 5/24/2017 2:10:16 PM (GMT-6)