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DAML8
DAML8

Those of you on Gabapentin for endo pain....how long did it take for it to work to relieve the pain? Also, what dosage are you on?

I would just like to know how long I need to stick with it for before I have to accept it’s not working for me and move on to trying something else.

Thanks in advance.

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I’ve been on for 3 months now, and just increased dose due to pain coming back. Currently taking 6, 100mg tablets a day.

DAML8
DAML8 in reply to Woo25

Ive been on them for 3 weeks and have been put on 6 x 300mg a day. They have made no difference to my pain so far but i know its still very early days x

Woo25
Woo25 in reply to DAML8

I don’t know if I could stay awake if I ended up taking anymore!

DAML8
DAML8 in reply to Woo25

Yes, that is the problem i am finding. Feel very groggy in the morning’s 🥱

I’m also interested in people’s experience with Gabapentin. How are you getting on with it so far?

DAML8
DAML8 in reply to Renee2

I have only been for them for a few weeks. No major side effects just a few dizzy spells and i find it makes my eyes roll and flicker (if that makes sense) I have definitely found it helps reduce these symptoms if i take my tablets with a bit of food...if I take on an empty stomach i tend to get the drunk, room spin feeling when i close my eyes!

Renee2
Renee2 in reply to DAML8

Hopefully you’ll notice the effects re pain soon. Are you allowed to take other pain killers in the mean time?

DAML8
DAML8 in reply to Renee2

Yes hopefully, the pain specialist said if its not working after 6 weeks he will change me onto pregabalin and then if that is no good he’ll move me onto duloxetine. So hopefully one of them will work eventually! Im not on any other pain relief atm. I recently came off oramorph so I don’t want to go back onto that.

Renee2
Renee2 in reply to DAML8

I appreciate you sharing your experience with Gabapentin DAML8.

I'm also looking into this for pain management. Need to look for other options than regular pain killers, NSAIDs, and pelvic floor therapy. Take care.

DAML8
DAML8 in reply to Renee2

No worries...hope it helps. I too have tried pretty much everything else and alternative therapies with no luck.

Good luck :)

I take 5 x 300mg gabapentin daily, as well as fentanyl patches as I have back problems. Sometimes it helps when the dose is increased, if that does not help have a word with your GP to see if you need further tests or different medication.

DAML8
DAML8 in reply to ourmolly

Yes, my gp has requested that i get a second opinion. My previous consultant just wanted me to mask the pain with pain killers rather than fixing the actual problem (i was diagnosed with endo 6 yrs ago)

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