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Fibromyalgia and Gabapentin

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Causes

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue. People with Fibromyalgia have "tender points" on the body. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is put on them.

People with Fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms, such as

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called "fibro fog")

No one knows what causes Fibromyalgia. Anyone can get it, but it is most common in middle-aged women. People with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases are particularly likely to develop Fibromyalgia. There is no cure for Fibromyalgia, but medicine can help you manage your symptoms. Getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating well may also help.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Gabapentin Side Effects

Completed Suicide (305)
Dizziness (277)
Somnolence (260)
Pain (238)
Headache (222)
Confusional State (220)
Nausea (200)
Off Label Use (183)
Depression (171)
Tremor (170)
Fatigue (167)
Fall (151)
Convulsion (148)
Feeling Abnormal (135)
Toxicity To Various Agents (128)
Suicidal Ideation (121)
Malaise (120)
Cardiac Arrest (119)
Respiratory Arrest (119)
Condition Aggravated (114)
Dyspnoea (113)
Pain In Extremity (112)
Anxiety (108)
Myoclonus (108)
Asthenia (107)
Amnesia (104)
Diarrhoea (102)
Insomnia (97)
Vision Blurred (90)
Gait Disturbance (85)
Vomiting (84)
Death (84)
Oedema Peripheral (83)
Disorientation (82)
Back Pain (80)
Rash (80)
Weight Increased (79)
Agitation (78)
Paraesthesia (74)
Abdominal Pain (73)
Dyskinesia (73)
Memory Impairment (73)
Hallucination (72)
Muscular Weakness (71)
Sedation (71)
Loss Of Consciousness (70)
Myalgia (70)
Renal Failure Acute (69)
Hypoaesthesia (66)
Muscle Spasms (66)

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Recent Reviews

Be careful! Avoid Gabapentin at all costs! My mother's doctor ordered a 900 mg/day dose. In the 2 years she was under this dose, she fell 5 times! No doctor 'suspected' this drug! Then, he increased the dose to...1800 mg/day! I almost lost her! I am

Dose Gabapantin have any ting to do with the nearves in your body

For the last two weeks I have been taking a lowish dose of Gabapentin for night-time nerve pain (100gm three times a day and then 200mg at night.) It has worked brilliantly for the pain and I was ecstatic BUT I have now wet the bed two nights in a r

GABAPENTIN noticed that medication got worsen n Nurgloist n don't listin. My problem n even rash n stomach ach n was getting stress out n decided go different doctor n was. Going take that chance with my n stop going to Nurgloist n been two.n bo

Great so far for my anxiety... just side effects has ... sexually saticfied,nausea little bit.. dizzynezz! lolz.. but great medication/ i think..

Having racing thoughts and unmotivated *DONT_KNOW*

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Hello, I've been taking a cocktail of meds for 9 years to help treat acute nerve pain from a severe Brachial Plexus nerve avulsion C 7, 8, T1 and Spinal cord injury. Medications: Gabapentin 3600 mg., Methadone 100 mg. , Baclofen 20 mg. every 8 hour

I am having trouble falling to sleep, and I feel like I' having anxiety attacks I stopped the 400 Mg and I am taking 2 100 MGS now. I am doing this on my own , until I see my Dr next week. .

I am just starting Gabapentin to help with phantom pain from a BKA (below-knee-amputation). I am taking 600 mg and am scheduled to increase to 900 mg, then review results with my doctors. One of the side effects I seem to have is

<span style='font-family: Arial;'>I was subscribed Lyrica for my fibromyalgia and took it for about 3 weeks and as a result I ended up jumping through a window (resulting in permanent injuries) and wound up in a mental inst

<span style='color: #808080;'>I would like to share my experience with anyone that can read this.I have Fibromyalgia.I use guaifenesin to expell all the calcium phosphates from my body.I have been taking it over 6 years.Mucinex pretty much has

Afer five years of Famera treatment for breast cancer, I was anticipating feeling so much better. Now diagnosed with CFS and Fibromyalgia my doctor is trying to treat me lately with Chronic Behavorial Therapy. Yesterday my daughter took me to another

After long treatment with Nexium I got fibromyalgia. Do you thinsk Laprazol can be a solution or is it going to promote a similar side effect?

Does Amtriptyline help tinnitus. I'm taking it at a low dose for jaw problems and fibromyalgia. the 25 mg dose seems to make my tinnitus worse but my pain better. I don't know what to do?

Extreme muscle pain in legs, shoulders, neck and back. already had fibromyalgia and this was worse than any pain had previous to taking simvastatin. I was on it a yr. I had chonic insomnia, chest pain like pneumonia, so tired couldn't hardly move. co

Hello, My wife has severe fibromyalgia. I would like to try the Guaifenesin treatment for her. We can't seem to get our many doctors to do anything for her. Can you tell me what

Hey everyone with Fibro on this site talking about Mucinex, hear me: Mucinex is a med that is used to reverse your Fibro. It will make you sick. But it is supposed to. Please read: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia" By Dr. St

Hey if you have Fibromyalgia and got sick on Mucinex, it's because you are supposed to. Please read the book:'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia' by Dr. St. Amand. It's called the Guaifenisen Protocol and we use Mucinex/Guaifenisen

Hi Barbie, My sister has fibromyalgia and uses Magnesium plus malic acid for the pain. She also takes guaifenisen capsules and her fibro is managed much better. Maybe this will help.

Fibromyalgia Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.