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Unread 11-30-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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Just joined today. I have started on the medication gabapentin to address back and leg pain. I broke my back over 40 years ago in the military and had a fusion of L5- s1. As I have aged I have had increased back and leg pain. I am wondering if anyone has had experience with this drug, either positive or negative. I have been on 300 at10am, 300 at 4pm, and 600 at 10pm for a few weeks. I have so far gotten moderate relief. Thank you.
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fusionl5s1,

It is great to have you come and be with us. You will fine a great number of dear friends to listen when you are in need of ears. Please, just let us know how we can help you out. You will find out we are supportive and relaxing place.

Click on the following forum there a great number of fellow members there to assist you.

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Welcome to NT!

You've found a wonderful place of support and understanding!
Make yourself right at home, look through the forums and post anywhere you'd like.

Darlene has given you a good place to start. Another forum you might want to check out is "Medications". Here's the link to get you there:

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Just holler if you have any questions or need help in finding your way around!

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hi i have been on gabapentin since aug 8, 600 mg 5 times a day, i have rsd, i dont know if it helps me or not, i have no side effects, doctor says i need to be on it to keep my rsd from spreading it has spread, my doctor says i can try go without it to see if it has worked any or not but i am afraid too.
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Welcome

It is a great drug for most my symptoms.

It did, however, Have some unpleasant side effects for me.

Couldn't shake it in the mornings...

Memory loss when I would take it...

Discuss concerns with your doctor.

Some of my doctors wouldn't write it, at all.

You have to do what you have to do, for now..
Take care...
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Just joined today. I have started on the medication gabapentin to address back and leg pain. I broke my back over 40 years ago in the military and had a fusion of L5- s1. As I have aged I have had increased back and leg pain. I am wondering if anyone has had experience with this drug, either positive or negative. I have been on 300 at10am, 300 at 4pm, and 600 at 10pm for a few weeks. I have so far gotten moderate relief. Thank you.
Hello. I just joined today. As a physician, but also one who has peripheral neuropathy myself, I can say that gabapentin is worth a try in your treatment. It rarely, in my experience, works completely, but can complement the effects of other medications and therapies. Be patient with this drug. I suspect you will likely need to increase the daily dosage over time, but that, of course, is an individual treatment issue. You are off to a good start.
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