Gabapentin

Gabapentin belongs to the anticonvulsants class of drugs. It is used to treat conditions like seizures, postherpetic neuralgia, restless leg syndrome, and hot flashes. Gabapentin is also used in psychological conditions like anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and treatment-resistant depression.

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My wife is suffering from a burning type of pain in the neck. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had frozen shoulder last year and cured by exercise. She is 50 years old. Now, she has some burning type of pain in the side, back of the head, above the neck and also in the knee joint. She feel sleepless. She has her uterus removed for fibroid around five years back. Her height ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like her headache is coming from nerve compression in the lower part of the neck. Did she ever have an x-ray for it? Has she used any pain medication for neck pain? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to an internal medicine physician online --...  Read Full »

What is the right dose of Gabapentin for nerve pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have prescribed Gabapentin 300 mg three times daily for nerve pain. Does it mean 900 mg a day? Is this the right dose?  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dose of Gabapentin has been rightly prescribed as 300 mg three times a day, and the daily dose will come to 900 mg/day. I suggest you take this dose, and if there is any feeling of adverse feeling, you can consult your doctor. 900 mg per day is the correct dose...  Read Full »

What causes numbness in fingers?

Query: The patient is 55 years old,168cm height and weight 88kg She had severe pain in her back; she couldn't sit, stand, walk, or lie down. After a long bed rest, she was getting a bit better. After three epidural injection times, she experiences worse pain on her back, especially the left side (around lu...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello! Welcome to icliniq! I understand your concern and would explain that the pain in her back is quite normal, related to L4-L5 bulging disck. For this reason, i would recommend starting treatment with Pregabalin or Gabapentine. Regarding the numbness in her fingers, I would recommend perfor...  Read Full »

Can disc hernia cause issues with hands and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a herniated disk in the neck area. Later, my right hand started tingling and the numbness grew more pronounced. I also started having burning pain on the back of both thighs. I have had some muscle twitching down my right arm. I am having accuracy issues with typing now. I had ano...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned herniated disc in your neck region with right upper limb symptoms and also associated bilateral thigh symptoms, which we call as paresthesias. But, my main focus is on the symptom of difficulty in writing, including accuracy issues, which definitely ...  Read Full »

Can neuropathy cause swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old male. I was told I have neuropathy a little over a year ago. And I weigh around 230 pounds.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your uploaded image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that it seems that you are suffering from lymphoedema (which means poor drainage of the lymph in the venous system). The neuropathy is not the cause of swelling, but it...  Read Full »

Why am I imbalanced with sharp pains in head while leaning forward?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on no medications other than Neurofen and Panadol. I got tested my reflexes, balance, ears, optical nerve, bloods, blood pressure, strength, temperature and all came back good. I am experiencing the intermittent short feeling.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please try to provide more information on your concern. I cannot understand your complaints. You are experiencing short....? Headache, or dizziness, or tingling? What is the location? How long seconds, or minutes, or hours? What is your past medical history? When...  Read Full »

Why is my scalp tender?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from localized tenderness in scalp. I also have left thigh numbness. My doctor diagnosed it as mild meralgia paresthetica. He prescribed Pregabalin, but I did not take due to concern of dizziness and drowsiness. I always have a fear that antidepressant medicine can cause ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for giving such an elaborate information and history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Scalp tenderness is a common symptom of migraine headache. It can be associated with hemicranial headache or it can be a sole symptom of migraine. Though there...  Read Full »

How long should I take Gabapentin for tingling and numbness in feet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from extreme tingling and numbness in legs for the last nine months. There are strange sensations in the legs and other parts of the body. It gets worse at night. My vitamin B12 and D levels are 438 and 44 as per my recent reports. As I had unprotected sexual exposure w...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and reviewed your uploaded tests. You have resulted positive only for HSV1, while the presence of IgG rubella and CMV means that these infections have happened in the past, but are not active. Your symptoms are suggestive of periphera...  Read Full »

Why do I have headaches even after having a normal vision and good sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from throbbing, dull pain in my left eye, which is shooting down to the left nostril. I feel pressure when I bend forward and also some discharge from the nose with a salty taste. I am getting the pain while watching television and when working in the computer. I am having ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details that you have posted. The differential diagnosis for your problem would be as follows. First is frontal sinusitis, as you have told there is pain when you press above left eye. Normally, frontal sinus drains into the nasal cavity in ...  Read Full »

Can allodynia cause slight pain when lightly touched by clothes or hand?

Query: Hi. A portion of my skin in my right leg feels sensitive or i feel a little pain when it is lightly touch by clothes or hand. I've started to feel the pain i think 3-5days now and it doesn't go away. I searched online to find what it is and i think it is similar to allodynia. Btw, i am not sure if ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

General Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello.... The hypersensitivity is caused by effect on the nerve due to any reason.... it may be from spinal cord to the region in leg ... problem anywhere can cause this kind of an issue... u need to get yourself evaluated clinically by a neurologist.... As the MRI is quite old you can not rely on...  Read Full »

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