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gabapentin

How much gabapentin do you take?

I’ve tried amitryptaline, initially for leg spasms but then inreased it to 75mg for the burning/pins and needles without effect so dropped it back down to the 50mg which are contolling the spasms.

Then I tried pregabalin and got up to the maximum dosage without any obvious effects, although it must have been taking the edge off it as it’s got worse since I came off it.

Now I’m gradually increasing gabapentin - now on 300 x 3 times a day; still without any effect. I realise i will need to take more but I can’t drive at the moment as I can’t feel the pedals properly.

I’m ppms, and has been around now for about 10 months so it’s not going to go away and I’m getting a bit frustrated. I see my neuro again on 28th March.

Sarah x

Dear Sarah,

I have ‘two’ packs of gabapentin (which I got for free because I live in Scotland). They were initially prescribed by my Doctor then he took me off them again because they were not doing anything - I have two packets doing nothing - I have been off the Gabapentin for quite a while and my ‘symptoms’ seem to have ‘decreased’.

PLEASE DON’T TAKE ANY ADVICE FROM THIS WEBSITE AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET ADVICE FROM A NEURO? (MY ‘DOC’ HAS A BROTHER WITH MS) - A) HE IS NOT 100% SURE WHEN DIAGNOSING MS AND B) HE SAID THAT IT’S ‘GENETICALLY POSSIBLE’ THAT HE HIMSELF WILL ADOPT MS.

SORRY TO BE SO DEPRESSING BUT THE WEATHER LOOK’S TO BE GOOD THIS WEEK-END?

Marcus.