Gabapentin for Phantom pain treatment

We have 253 consumer reports for treatment of Phantom pain with Gabapentin. Phantom pain used in 2% of cases.

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Gabapentin Circle Diagram 4 consumers of 253 reported about Phantom pain

  1. Irene R. Haley says:
    2.5 rating

    Gabapentin for Phantom pain

    First significant improvement in Deafferencing pain, no side effects at doses of 3 x 400 mg, then gradually increasing pain and weight gain

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  2. Paul S. Lewis says:
    4.5 rating

    Gabapentin for Phantom pain

    Gabapentin: After an initial dosage of 3x200mg I am now at 3x400mg. The side effects are meanwhile low in my case. In the beginning of the intake were the side effect: dizziness; restlessness; Potency problems; Get along well with the drug and can also recommend it. Cymbalta: should replace gabapentin on a trial basis, were recommended by several doctors great disaster, no effect on the pain, many side effects: dry mouth, nausea, sweating, poor sleep, impotence, urinary behavior, ear noise canceled again after 10 days

  3. Nicholas D. Schmitt says:
    3.5 rating

    Gabapentin for Phantom pain

    Deafferencing pain syndrome due to plexus eruption on the right arm. Biceps restored after nerve grafting. Pain syndrome especially in the radial area of the r. Hand (feel of bone marrow scraping on thumb / vise on wrist). Initially good effect of Tilidin, however, very fast getting used with increase of the dose (in the end up to 400 Tr./ day), dependence, tiredness, whereby the brain rages, therefore sleep disturbances (on average / night approx. 2-3 hours sleep) and finally, ineffective in the pain syndrome, if you do not keep increasing your dose. With withdrawal in pain clinic withdrawal symptoms, afterwards however ever more disappearing sleep disturbances up to the restoration of the normal Biorhytmus. Switch to Katadolon, but only for the first 5 days positive effect, then more and more ineffective and therefore deposition. Tramadol completely without effect (not surprising in previous Tilidindosierung). Attitude to Neurontin / Gabapentin. Initially 3x300mg, then 3×400, 4×400 until now 4x600mg. At the beginning a relatively good effect, but again and again interrupted by days with more severe pain (extreme weather sensitivity). If you increase too fast (from 3×400 to 3×600) dizziness, orientation problems. In pain clinic in connection with pain catheter (Carbostesin) and Neurontin of Ratiopharm no clearly noticeable side effects and partly really small pain. After pain clinic Neurontin was prescribed by company Pfizer (4×600), through which it came especially in the evening to strong dizziness to nausea. Recently switched to Biligvariante (so my family doctor) Gabapentin CT 600 CT firm with better tolerability, but after pain clinic again significantly greater pain, so that action against Deafferenzierungsschmerzen is questionable, an effect only in conjunction with continuous-catheter-pain therapy adjusted , About a year ago, I tried LYRICA for 5 weeks, which was quite effective (it could reduce tilidine by 50%), but in those 5 weeks I used 20 Kg and put it down again, and so did it came to a clear sexual reluctance. In the pain clinic was also Baclophen (10 days to reduce sleep disturbances, but without noticeable effect) and before going to bed Doxiphin (initially 5 Tr., Which were increased to 13 Tr., Intake over about 45 days.) These had Relaxing and thus helped to fall asleep, but not to sleep through) and as Rescuetropfen were given me to extreme pain to 40 Trp. Tilidine, which I took from me as seldom as possible, after weaning (which lasted 7 weeks supported by Valoron as a sustained release to quell the withdrawal symptoms), however, achieved noticeable relief. Morphines were also tried (Sevredol 10 mg), which did not provide pain relief, but extreme fatigue. For me, the finding remains that Neurontin (probably only from Ratiopharm) in conjunction with pain catheter achieved good effect, without catheter, however, remains almost without effect, it also feels like drunk at night (company Pfizer) and Tilidine after withdrawal again SHORT-TERM but it is tempted to increase the dose again – especially when the weather changes (because even the pain catheter did not help), so there is always the danger of dependency on tilidine. For all medications, I was astonished that my liver values were always good, with Neurontin occasionally producing an over-acidified stomach. The tried alternative Tramadol achieved 0.0% effect

  4. Nellie A. Cartwright says:
    3.5 rating

    Gabapentin for Phantom pain

    Although I am painless with gabapentin, I notice more and more side effects, i.a. – strong weight gain – thought disorders, concentration disorders – sleep disorders – tachycardia – ear noises – water retention throughout the body (heart and kidneys are without findings). I have stopped taking tramadol after just over a year. I suffered the associated withdrawal symptoms. The headaches and the \ Nebensichstehen \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\