Hi...I haven't posted here in quite some time. Lily, my 3 year old, was just recently diagnosed at Auburn University Vet School here in Alabama with SM with a very small syrinx, but with moderate symptoms, and PSOM. The neurologist said she was borderline for surgery, so we have opted to treat her with medication at this time. She is on 50 mg gabapentin twice a day, and 1/2 prilosec 2 times per day. There is been a tremendous improvement in her symptoms since we started the medication. I have noticed that about mid afternoon when her morning dose of gabapentin is wearing off, she begins to face rub and scratch. I asked the Dr. at Auburn about increasing her medication to 3 times per day. She said they like to give the lowest dose possible, and because she will be on the medication for the rest of her life, they would prefer not to increase the dose unless her symptoms worsen. My question is, for anyone giving gabapentin 3 times per day, did you increase the dose, or did your nuero? What would it hurt if I increased to 3 times per day? Would you do this without your nuero's recommendation? Also, is it difficult for you to get gabapentin in your area? I had to have it compounded, at a compounding pharmacy because it does not come in a 50 mg dose. It was pretty pricey. What are you paying where you live?
Any info would be apprecited.