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Baclofen vs. Neurontin for Nerve Pain

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Baclofen

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Other Names: Gabapentin   Gabarone
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Baclofen (brand names Kemstro, Lioresal, and Gablofen) is a derivative of gamma-aminobutyric acid. It is primarily used to treat spasticity and is under investigation for the treatment of alcoholism.It is an agonist for the GABA B recep... Read more on Wikipedia
Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By NinaJ
July 13, 2014
NinaJ wrote
3 months on Neurontin
i think neurontin gave me RA. I have been on and off for a few years 5(5 maybe) only because i was on and off insurance. the withdraw is awful ! but the arthritis pain, swelling, didnt go away even after a year of being off. now im going to a specialist because i tested positive for rheumatoid. i think the neurontin caused it somehow or kicked it in maybe. but ive allready read about 4 people having this happen in the 20 minutes googleing. hmmm
april  |  August 22, 2014
I stopped taking the neurontin, weening myself off if it and a month later still having bad arthritis pain. I hope you have stopped taking it as well.
Hi Sonya  |  July 23, 2014
I have been taking Neurontin for about 2 1/2 months and I am having some of the same symptoms. I wake up most mornings with both arms (from my elbows on down) are numb and in pain. My feet swell very mad also and so does my face. I started out taking 100mg three times a day to taking 300mg four times a day. I'm still in constant pain and my mood swings are horrible. My lymph nodes under my arm is also swollen, red, and painful. I have migraines. I totally understand how you feel.
Sonya  |  July 14, 2014
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By Vanessa
December 9, 2013
Vanessa wrote
Neurotin
I love your concluding sentence.
So true. I love this med too. I might even be addicted to it! (Not really).
But its awesome :D
Crystal  |  August 29, 2014
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By Melissa
November 5, 2013
Melissa wrote
Baclofen vs Flexeri
I started with Baclofen then started flexeril. I swear by baclofen as the BEST. I honestly can't say much about flex because I really haven't given it a chance but I hope it the Baclofen works as good for you as it did for me. Also, it curbed my desire for the opiate pain relievers. My doc seems to want me stuck on them lol she took away the baclofen and gave me a shit load of tramadol and flexeril. Could be blissful if only I were ignorant..
Quamie  |  March 7, 2014
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By IMT
September 7, 2013
IMT wrote
Gabapentin, Lyrica & Peripheral Neuropathy & Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
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2,305 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
works on the electrical activity of nerve cells. It helps...
...It helps to relieve pain that comes from muscle spasms. It doesn't have any direct effect on nerve pain or paresthesias. Neurontin is an anticonvulsant that works on the electrical activity...
and neurotin didn't help me much either. Right now...
...baclofen and neurotin didn't help me much either. Right now they have me on lyrica for burning nerves; robaxin for muscle spasms and naproxen for all over...
I take both Neurontin and Baclofen, but I take them orally....
...take both Neurontin and Baclofen, but I take them ...there were suppositories. The Baclofen has basically stopped my horrible incontinence and helped reduced my frequency and urgency....
legs, and arms/hands. I take Neurontin, and Baclofen, but I...
...and arms/hands. I take Neurontin, and Baclofen, but I get the bleed thru aspect pain wise most of the time. But these are the meds that allow me to work. Very important. At...
Valium, and Neurontin to mask the symptoms. Hopefully...
...actual disease and then I take Baclofen, Valium, and Neurontin to mask the symptoms. Hopefully they can get ...on my own. My still have stiffness and pain, but ...not to make my Myasthenia ...
helps but he is already malabsorbed and thats not helping...
...immediate hallucinations and was stopped, now he is on baclofen and neurontin and they dont seem to be helping anymore.Unfortunately vomiting helps but he is already malabsorbed and thats not...
the spasms. But, I find that Neurontin helps more with the...
...as well; it helps with the spasms. But, I find that Neurontin helps more...
on Cymbalta, and I've tried neurontin, and that didn't help...
Meh, me too. My neuro gave me baclofen, but it's not working. I'm already on Cymbalta, and I've tried neurontin, and that didn't help either....
would get Neurontin (gabapentin). He should have no problem...
Baclofen should help some, but I would get Neurontin (gabapentin). He should have no problem prescribing it to you. Tell him you've taken...
they increase the neurontin I get relief for like a month...
...nothing for me either when they increase the neurontin I get relief for like a month but after that the pain increases ...relaxant, I used to be on baclofen which I ...
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