Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but since I am asking about the effect of an AC, it seemed this would be the right place.
My neurologist actually had a good idea, and noticed that I hadn't been on gabapentin for a decade. Gabapentin definitely worked for a while, but began to poop out. Still, I think it worked for about two years.
Anyway, I am supposed to titrate up to 1800mg with a rise of 300mg every 3 days, if I could tolerate that. I actually am stalling a raise because I think I need another day or two to "master" the side effects from the higher dose, I am *really* sedated. I remember that will pass.
But the interesting thing is, as soon as I started on it, my head started getting better. At 300 mg! It has improved with every rise. Right now, my last rise was 3 days ago to 1200mg, and I hadn't had a migraine for 5 days until today. But even then, I took an imitrex (and a nap), and am totally fine, as if nothing had happened.
Could 1200mg of gabapentin be therapeutic for migraine? My neuro said if I noticed a big improvement at a lower dose, I should stop there for a while, so I am going to do that. But I realized I have *no* idea what is considered a typical dose for treating migraine (or seizures for that matter).
Edited by crtclms, 16 October 2011 - 01:06 AM.
Dx: Bipolar 1; GAD; Migraine w/ Aura; Migraine w/o Aura; Renal Tubular Acidosis (caused by Zonegran); Status Migrainosus
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