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Anyone Ever Taken Gabapentin?


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I saw my doc today and discussed that I had numbness in my toes and pain like a needle sticking in my feet then a burning sensation right after. She put me on the Gabapentin and added fish oil for chloresterol. Has anyone ever taken it and what side effects should I expect. They list some pretty wild ones.

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Some have reported that it increases your appetite and makes you gain weight. I have not noticed any increase in my appetite and I have been taking Gabapentin for quite awhile. I have thought about changing to Lyrica because my Gabepentin seems to be losing it's effect and I am taking 800mg 3 times a day.

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Gabapentin did make me hungry and put on a few pounds.

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I take Gabapentin on a daily basis 4 times a day. I am currently on the 400mg capsules and I must say that it has its pros and cons. It did make me gain some extra weight and appetite as well. Sometimes when I awake first thing in the morning I have to sit on the edge of the bed to gather myself to prevent falling down.

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Hopefully I won't have any falls, but they consider me a fall risk for some reason. I have noticed an increase in appetite.

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I spoke to the doctor about feeling woozy or feeling like you got up to quick from lying down. It is a side effect but it should ease up once your body get use to taking the new medicine.

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