I need recommendations for alternatives to gabapentin

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LaurieFairyCake Mon 10-Feb-20 08:24:46

I've had sciatica for over 2 months (it's stupidly painful) and I've increased gabapentin to a dose that works great - 1200mg a day.

The problem is that it's increased my appetite meaning I've stopped losing weight. I'm hungry all the time, stomach rumbling loudly.

I need to eat 1500 calories a day to lose weight - I'm eating 1900 and not losing any since I increased my dose!

It's driving me nuts as I've lost 3 stone and I need to lose more. Properly need to as I have arthritis.

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lyrebird1 Mon 10-Feb-20 21:28:03

Hi, I take pregabalin and have taken gabapentin in the past for nerve pain. I also take duloxetine. The duloxetine is really helpful and one of the side effects is loss of appetite.

I did lose weight initially on it but stabilized after a couple of months. I have no trouble keeping to a calorie controlled diet when I need to though. Lidocaine patches (Versatis) could be useful as well as they are topical.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 11-Feb-20 17:32:59

Thank you so much for your response, it's so helpful. thanks

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