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Is this dosage of Gabapentin advisable for complex partial seizures?

i have complex seizures, simple coplex seizures, partial seizures, and hardly ever grand mall seizures, I take 400mg Gabbapentin 4 times a day. I am writing this because my mother, and other family members think I am overtaking my pain meds, when I am with family s town I try not to take any meds, but get screamed at, put down and humiliated. .they won t listen, or have a conversation about my condition when I am fine, they believe what they want, and will not listen, ..help
Wed, 31 Jan 2018
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Hello!

My name is Dr. Aida and I am glad to attend you on Healthcaremagic!

I would like to know more about your medical history. The dose of Gabapentine that you are using is within the normal ranges for a daily dose. So, it is OK to take this dose. But if seizures persist, I would recommend discussing with your doctor on making some changes to your current therapy (add a new drug like valproate or lamotrigine). Regarding painkillers, gabapentine is a good drug against the pain. So, it is not necessary taking painkillers, because they may lead to serious medical complications if taken daily for a long time.

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