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 ! = )
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.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.