Should I Increase The Dose

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Niky Says:
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Hi after suffering yet again with severe sciatica from an l4-l5 bulging disc and the cocodamol and diclofenac not wiorking even at the max prescribed doseage and a fortune spent at chiropractor, my doctor prescribed gabapentin. I'm on my 3 rd night of just 300mg and apart from continuing the diclofenac and a much lower doseof cocodamol 1-2 times per day I can actually walk again and am no longer permanently hunched over. My question is that the doctor said to increase these over several days to 3 per day but surely if I feel fine ion this dose I shouldn't need to. I have finally been able to do some small physio exercises which I hope will help more so that I can come off everything all together and after reading lots about this drug I'm averse to staying on it for too long but will do to stop the pain and get my life back.



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Niky! How are you?

You should check with your doctor to be sure, but it's very likely that they are going by the dosage that has been found to be effective for most people that try Gabapentin.

Learn more Gabapentin details here.

If you're getting good results at the lower dose, there really shouldn't be any need to go higher, unless your doctor has some special reason for doing so. it will also leave you somewhere to go in the future, if the current dose stops working as well.

Are there any other questions or concerns?

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