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lpkayak
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Ty.

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My first LLMD said to take it daily, not just as needed, and it would work better.
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Initially I would take PRN and it worked fine for mild nerve pain. Recently I have been taking it every night to help w/ sleep.
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Ty
I used to take it as needed but like you pretty much ended up taking it every night
I guess the hospital docs were right

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I know...hate having to have to take anything anymore but REALLY helps with sleep.....Are you on a low dose? I am on 300 mg.'s - started at 100 mgs and worked up to 300 mg.
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First prescription neuro said i could take 3 300 s a day

Usually i would take 300 during day when i had nerve pain. I think i could take 300 every 6 hrs

Sometimes i would be able to sleep with 300 but i was allowed 600 and sometimes need it

New neuro said i did not have to worry about addiction or side effects if i take less than 900 a day

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quote:
Originally posted by tickbite666:
My first LLMD said to take it daily, not just as needed, and it would work better.

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I take a low dose daily and it does seem to mitigate nerve pain.
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Ty all.

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I do both. That is I take it every night for pain, for sleep, and for migraine prevention. But I have 100 mg capsules and titrate the dose, according to whether I also have to take other pain meds, or if I am hyper at night, etc.

When I am not taking other pain meds, the dose is fairly constant, with some variation if I am very hyper. But when I take pain meds, I don't want to over do it with meds that could knock me out too much.

Except for now when I am still recovering from a terrible set of injuries and surgery, I was able to take opiod pain meds rarely, due to the gabapentin.

But right now it's different, due to the awful pain from the injuries and surgery. Not a good thing for a Lyme patient to have to deal with!

But my LLMD at the time said, what I already knew: the tendons were in such bad shape from the Lyme! (OT from you question).

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Ty rumi...sorry you are going thru tht pain...last year was my time for two surgeries and opiods...be careful. Its easy to get dependent

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