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Have you seen the side effects of Gabapentin from the Mayo Clinic

So you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy and been prescribed gabapentin. You are thinking this is going to be my savior to help me with my:

  • numbness

  • tingling

  • burning

  • muscle weakness

  • balance issues

  • and many other neuropathy symptoms

Have you taken the time to look at the side effects of the gabapentin? Let me give you just a few. Here are the side effects listed by the mayo clinic on the use of gabapentin:

  • clumsiness or unsteadiness

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • restlessness

  • pain or swelling in the arms or legs

  • unusual tiredness or weakness

  • muscle ache or pain

These are just a few. Here is the link to where I got this information from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/gabapentin-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20064011


Let's ask this question. Does it make sense for you to take a medication that has these side effects when these are the problems you are trying to solve? Is gabapentin a solution or band aid. What happens to your neuropathy if all you do is treat the symptom and not the root cause.



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