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What is a good substitute for Gabapentin?

"Gabapentin is used for people with shingles to calm the nerve endings. One needs to build up a tolerance for it for it to effective. I have been taking 4000mg/day and it works ok. Any more and I get loopy. I am using it for a pinched nerve in my neck caused by a degenerated disk in my neck. It can be very painful. The best medication is a cortisone shot on the nerve, but it doesn’t last forever. "


Hello, Cannabis helps thousands of people deal with neuropathic pain. In fact, in New York -- which has only approved medical cannabis for a very limited number of conditions -- 41% of medical cannabis patients are being treated for neuropathic pain (by far the most commonly treated condition). https://neuropathyjournal.org/cannabis-use-neuropathic-pain-part-1-of-3/

There is also a significant amount of research which has shown that "Sativex' -- an oromucosal spray with equal parts of THC and CBD -- can effectively reduce neuropathic pain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/

I would likely recommend a 1:1 product, such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray or http://kivaconfections.com/products/bars/ginger, and a 50/50 cream, such as https://apothecanna.com/products/extra-strength-relieving-creme or https://drkerklaan.com/products/pain-cream

*Please consult with a physician before starting medical cannabis treatment regimen

drkim


Hello, Cannabis helps thousands of people deal with neuropathic pain. In fact, in New York -- which has only approved medical cannabis for a very limited number of conditions -- 41% of medical cannabis patients are being treated for neuropathic pain (by far the most commonly treated condition). https://neuropathyjournal.org/cannabis-use-neuropathic-pain-part-1-of-3/

There is also a significant amount of research which has shown that "Sativex' -- an oromucosal spray with equal parts of THC and CBD -- can effectively reduce neuropathic pain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/

I would likely recommend a 1:1 product, such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray or http://kivaconfections.com/products/bars/ginger, and a 50/50 cream, such as https://apothecanna.com/products/extra-strength-relieving-creme or https://drkerklaan.com/products/pain-cream

*Please consult with a physician before starting medical cannabis treatment regimen

drkim