I was prescribed gabapentin by the rheumatologist, the theory being I've been left with nerve pain in my elbows, knees, fingers due to an episode of inflammatory arthritis that has now gone (I don't quite believe this as I look exactly the same as when a previous consultant diagnosed me. In fact I'm in more pain now. I think they got it wrong first time round).
I've been taking the gabapentin for three weeks and the pain has increased not decreased. I now have such severe pain in my elbows and fore arms I can no longer wash myself! Feels like I've gone in the gym and done 100 chin ups and torn my muscles. I've started getting numbness too. Rheumy says to triple the gabapentin dose as it won't be this causing it but it didn't start until I started taking it. Anyone else had similar experience?