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January 25, 2019 at 9:50 am

This has been tricky situation for GBS people. Doctors are not consistent with the drugs of choice. I am 10 years out from AIDP and my feet are always flaring with “electrical currents” which I call paresthesia. I take Gabapentin (neurontin) but it causes nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting). So I cut the does to only daytime use. However, I once asked a doctor, who had GBS himself, what he takes. He uses Gabapentin and amitriptyline together. I never took the advice b/c I stay away from anti-depressants. I’m not depressed! But that was stupid. If it works, you should use it. Ask about using that combination. Meanwhie, I’m considering Lyrica if I can find GBS people here who use it. I read about the side effects and it scared the hell out of me. But getting back the to the pain. You have to find what is good for you. I tolerate the pain most of the time. Talk to the doctor about that combo. Good luck.