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Gabapentin Shown Effective for FM Pain
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Gabapentin Shown Effective for FM Pain


Results of a research study on a drug normally prescribed for people with certain types of seizures are in. 150 women and men diagnosed with fibromyalgia were taking Gabapentin at doses of 1,200 to 2,400 mg daily for 12 weeks and those taking the medication reported less pain than those taking placebo. They also reported significantly better sleep and less fatigue.

NIAMS Director Stephen I. Katz. M.D., Ph.D., remarked that "While
gabapentin does not have Food and Drug Administration approval for
fibromyalgia, I believe this study offers additional insight to physicians
considering the drug for their fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia is a
debilitating condition for which current treatments are only modestly
effective, so a study such as this is potentially good news for people with
this common, painful condition."

I found out about this study through co-cure.org. I don't have fibro, but was thinking of you guys when I read this !   = )



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I am taking gapapentin, for my fibromyalgia and notice a huge difference when I notice the weird seizure symptoms come on.  If i take it like i'm supposed to it stops them all together and it also helps with the pain.
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Are siezures part of FM?  I feel like I am going to have one a lot. I thought I had a few stokes but my Dr's said no.
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No, seizures are not part of FM.
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