Gaba doesn’t work, that’s a fact. The fact is that most of the medication prescribed for chronic pain that we take is on the same level that can cause you to feel numbness in your feet, or as the old adage goes, “You feel pain, but it isn’t real pain.” Gabyapentin is a rare drug that has been used for the treatment of chronic pain for more than 20 years.
The problem with Gabyapentin is that it has no effect on pain. So what happens when an otherwise healthy individual (like myself) begins using Gabyapentin and begins to feel some numbness in his feet? Well, he’s not feeling pain, but he can feel the numbness in his feet. Why? Because he is experiencing a placebo effect.
Gabyapentin is a well known placebo effect. People who take it for pain often feel better. The problem is that when Gabyapentin is given to healthy people, it’s often given to people with chronic pain, which means that the placebo effect is working against them. So the result is that sometimes healthy people (and apparently people with chronic pain) are mistakenly given Gabyapentin, which causes their pain to return.
In its initial trial, Gabyapentin did not show any benefit to those with chronic pain. But the placebo effect can sometimes work in the opposite direction. It can worsen symptoms, so when an individual takes Gabyapentin, they often feel better. That’s why it’s important to make sure the dose is right.
The thing is, I don’t know if Gabyapentin is really good or not. It is still a prescription drug. But sometimes its good for chronic pain or other conditions that don’t seem to be well-controlled with prescription medication.
Gabyapentin is a prescription drug for treating chronic pain. The dose is usually between 400 to 1600mg per day. But if youre on the 300mg to 600mg dose, then you may find you feel better and can function better. If youre on the 600mg to 1600mg dose, then you may find your pain is more like that of a migraine and you may have a migraine attack.
According to the CDC, gabapentin is typically recommended to patients taking more than 1,000 mg of the drug per day. If you are on that dose, then the FDA states that gabapentin may actually cause a rare type of epilepsy called gabapentin-responsive epilepsy.
GABAPENTIN is approved to treat two conditions: seizures (which are not life-threatening) and spasticity (which is actually a form of epilepsy). The FDA also says it can be used to treat pain, and it is generally associated with the risk of causing a drug-resistant form of epilepsy.
With gabapentin it’s a little different. It is approved for epilepsy, but it’s no longer on the label for spasticity, and there is no official link between gabapentin use and epilepsy. The FDA is still recommending it as a treatment for seizures and pain, but there is no mention of how it is used to treat spasticity.
However, the FDA says it can still be used to treat spasticity; it is the only epileptic drug still approved for the treatment of spasticity, and one of the few other drugs that are not approved to treat seizures. With gabapentin, spasticity is treated by the drug, but it can be used to treat seizures; if used correctly, it can also prevent seizures. It is a bit of a mixed bag, I have to say.