Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Re: Gabapentin aka Neurontin
Gabapentin is the generic for Nuerontin. Actually, it is not an antidepressant, it is an anticonvulsant. Its original use is for epileptic seizures. They have found it has an effective off-label use for nerve pain.
I have taken it for two-plus years for small fiber neuropathy and Fibromyalgia. My mother has taken it for years for easing her nerve pain from MS.
I have found it has very few side effects, except for fatigue. However, I am also on other meds, which cause fatigue, along with the Fibro ... so, who knows where it stems from, or if it is a combination of all of them.
When people start taking the initial doses of the medicine, typically they will feel a bit woozy, however, during the course of a few days, that sensation goes away.
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