However, a side effect of the Gabapentin is dyskinesia, which is an involuntary movement of your arms or legs. However, this can also include some less obvious symptoms such as a tendency to smack or purse your lips together. The condition can become worse if you are at rest. It can also lead to sleep issues hence making fibromyalgia management worse.
What Causes Dyskinesia In Fibromyalgia?
It is said that low levels of neurotransmitter, known as dopamine, often trigger dyskinesia. Low levels of dopamine are usually common for fibro patients, although it is not known why. However, dyskinesia appears to be more of a side effect of medications used to treat fibromyalgia than a complication or symptom of fibromyalgia itself.