Gabapentin: Does it help?
We want to hear your opinions on how you use pharmaceutical therapy to treat your phantom pain.
This week we will be specifically focusing on Gabapentin.
If you or someone you know has been prescribed Gabapentin let us know, you could feature in next weeks article.
What is Gabapentin?
Gabapentin is used primarily to treat epilepsy. It's also taken for nerve pain. Nerve pain can also happen after an injury. In epilepsy, it's thought that gabapentin stops seizures by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. With nerve pain, it's thought to block pain by affecting the pain messages travelling through the brain and down the spine, this is also where it is considered as an appropriate application to phantom limb pain.
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