Gabapentin and blood pressure

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I can't take it. It works really well for my fasciculations and some pain, however it causes sudden drops in my Blood Pressure and racing heart. (<1% of people get this symptom though).
Clonidine is a Blood Pressure medication that is given mostly for opiate with-drawl but is REALLY helpful for neurontin with-drawls as well.Half of the discomfort is from your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> rising <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> this is a life saver.The other things you can buy from the local health food store is something called GABA which we know is related in some way to neurontin-Gabapentin. This is a natural GABA supplement that will work to restore your natural anxiety blocking and calming brain chemicals.
Lastly, I was put on savella but my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> was through the roof <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I normally have low <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span>, low meaning, sometimes I am on meds for them. Also, I became hypoglycemic on savella. So, we are trying a double dip, meaning, trying topamax for my migraines and nerve pain. My main question for writing here is how you all deal with the other conditions that seem to come with the fibro.
I have DDD and the Pressure on the nerve roots in my spine are whats causing this nerve pain. Its like theres a tornique (?) up around my thighs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> supply <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> nerve endings are all pinched off...My legs have a deep ache and tingle constantly, I take gabapetin every 5-6hrs otherwise the pain is so severe I can hardly walk....a pain that is so hard to describe..but like they are filled with cement and every nerve fiber is hardening. don't know if this makes any sense?
Just timing the gaba an hour or two before or after gerd stuff would help consistency rather than at same time. Tums/Rolaids can affect some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> other meds the same way. As far as age, it is not the year of the car, but the mileage. Also attitude makes the difference between highway miles and off road.
My father came from Vietnam <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> is 80 yrs old. His <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> fluctuates so much that his doctor would not permit him leaving town visiting his family. So, he is miserable and depressed. Would you please help? Thanks. His Blood Pressure fluctuates from 120/70 then 190/94 (3-4PM). So, he takes 1/2 of Clonidine HCL (0.1mg) then it drops to 58/47... eventually it comes back to 120/70 at night.
+Asked my boyfriend, former felon who knows what the system is like- He should be getting librium for anxiety, clonidine for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> (also helps withdrawal symptons), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> maybe kaopectate for the stomach issues. He suggests to tell your son to wear sandals no matter what, hep C can be spread easily. Also try to use bleach if possible for his safety and others. I've known several family members on the same Gabapentin amount that stopped without an issue.
But to deal with your withdrawal symptoms, see if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep, Clonidine helps with the creepy-crawly feeling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> helps stabilize the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span>. All of these medications will make your life easier during this time. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter.
When I was coming off fentanyl and oxycodone, my dr put me on Clonidine, a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> med, but very effective. Look it up on the net. Ask your dr to put you on it for a week or two. I only took it 1 week, felt so much better!! I now take 4800 mgs neurontin daily...failed back surgery, severe leg pain. Its not going to help with withdrawal. Believe me. Its for nerve pain...and will leave you sluggish. Good luck and congrats on your decision to stop.
Some doctors prescribe Clonidine, which is an old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> med, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a lot of people get relief from their withdrawals by using that. But, again, you need to see a doctor to make sure you get the right dosage. Have you looked into getting the things recommended in the Thomas recipe? A lot of people say the supplements can really help minimize the withdrawals. If you can't get a doctor to see you, the ER will help a little.
My doctor prescribed Gabapentin for my nerve damage but i read a post on here by a "Brian" a member and he said he was taking up to 25 hydrocodones a day and Gabapentin helped with the withdrawals TREMENDOUSLY?? Has ANYONE else ever been prescribed GABA for withdrawals?? I am out of my meds (10/325 Percocets) and do not get my refill till the end of this month...I will continue taking these as my doctor prescribed and PRAY TO God That it will get me thru my withdrawals...
I'm prescribed as one of my anxiety medications 3,600 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have really high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> for my age 144/81 I've heard gabepentin can cause heart problems so i figured it might be the cause and my heart tends to beat faster then a normal person when i take Gabapentin. I do have an extended drug use history but thats tapiered down a ton and even when on things said to lower your Blood Pressure, how you end up o ding on them is it gets to low my Blood Pressure is way up there.
and i checked my own heart rate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> at a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> checker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it was 119 bpm each time. with a diastolic of 77, and a systolic that varied between 135 and 144. i am extremely alarmed at this as I am only 22 years old and deal with anxiety issues, yet I might hav been a little bit dehydrated at the time. I take seroquel and Gabapentin for sleep/ anxiety related issues.
trying the web for answers - had an aura at work, floaters, flashing lights then felt like I had a stroke -checked on site nothing- for almost 2 years - never had a break -<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> headaches never stop - did all the tests, many neurologists- csf ok -mri -spinal and head ok- internal medicine, immune diseases, sleep tests Blood tests, ekg, vision - optical Pressure, vascular flow, oxygen levels,acupuncture, chiropractic, physcologist - perfect health before this happened- then one day my life
But this spasm is 5days old now, very uncomfortable <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> distracting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> exhausting,mostly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> with some aching, and I had minimal discomfort for 6 months up until this started 5 days ago. Please, has anyone else experienced Pressure and tightness like this? after cranial surgery? Any thoughts on what this might be? If it settles eventually? and how to manage it? I never had headaches before my surgery either so if this is a migraine or a type of migraine I have nothing to compare it to.
My doctor has me on lopressor 100mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> spironoalctone 25 mg for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span>. At times my right side of my head is numb <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I get headaches alot now. I am also on Gabapentin 1,200mg for the back pain and nycynta 10mg when needed. I take Paxil for depression 20mg. I also do my PT therapy exercises and in addition I walk and try to do at least a couple miles slow speed on stationary bike. I guess I am just looking for more information to help me get through this.
like labor contractions without having a break between the waves. The pain in my head was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span>-like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> seemed to be stronger in my right side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it included my jaw and ear on the right side. I have NEVER felt this before and the strength of the pain was off the charts. It made me cry and taking breaths was hard to accomplish due to the pain. Due to not being able to take decent breaths, I could not call out to my mom.
Repeated procedures have changed the environment of your arteries <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> veins. Get your dopamine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> serotonin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> levels checked. History of taking drugs and certain medications should be looked into. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
I have had the dizzy spells or vertigo for the last 2 years off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> on but not accompanied with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> feeling with some nausea. Would appreciate any comments.
My GP has now put me on 3600 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> has changed my night med. from 50 mg of Nortiptyline to 0.5 mg of Clonazepam. After about a week the Pressure was relieved alot, but now the last couple of days I'm starting to get it back some. My GP is trying to get my neuroligist to set up another Mri of the head or Spinal Tap. My last MRI was 2 yrs ago. Any thoughts or guidance would be appreciated.
I have had these same sort of episodes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my doctor thinks it is related to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span>/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> sugar. My episodes do tend to happen after I have been sitting or laying down and first stand up.
I'm on Provera for PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I don't know if I can be on med <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> donate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> 6. I'm on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span> for nerve pain 7. I'm on amitriptyline for anxiety and stomach pains 8. I take vitamin D because I have a vitamin d defficiency I really, really wanna donate Blood because I fee like it would be a good thing for me to do for the world. and my Blood type is O-, so I can give Blood literally to everyone. I really want to do this but I don't know if I can.
I told the pharmacist I get low <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> frequently <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I said whats too low? He said normal is around 130 over blah and low is anything under like 100 over 50 or 90 over 50, what ever, you catch the drift. So I said, so if I take this and my bp it low like 95 over 50 stop taking and call the doctor. On to the question. I have been taking my bp and Blood oxygen levels with my dads equipment and decided before I take something that lowers my bp I am gonna start a journal.
There were some hypersensitivites and bright spots on the brain MRI, but I also am being treated for high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span>. Also in this report, we then found out that I have cervical spinal stenosis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a way good headstart on disk degeneration. Current symptoms nowadays: numb arms, toes, fingers, feelings of vertigo, feeling 'out of sync', extreme fatigue, memory issues, depression (on meds for that), tremors (from the essential tremor), constant neck pain (prob.
I have had several MRIs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Cat scans as well as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> work. This pain has been here this time for over two weeks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> nobody can seem to give me any ideas why this is happening. I get dizzy, nauseated (sp?) and have had problems sleeping. I feel like my last resort is to go to the ER, but it seems that they can't do anything for it either. I am overweight and have had a hysterectomy (uterus only) and my gall bladder removed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
After about a week my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> sugar went way up. Talked to my doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he said to quit taking Lyrica. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> sugar never came back down, after several months of closely monitoring what I ate and increasing my Glipizide to 2 tablets twice a day. Nothing, still high. I am now on Insulin glargine (rDNA origin) injections, and have been increasing the dosage bi-weekly and still nothing. Anyone got any idea how to get this under control?
MRI, CT scan, 3 thyroid tests, some tests on my heart, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Pressure</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 5 vials of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> for other Blood work. I went to see a neurologist as well. Nothing has shown up. My doctor has given me no other course of action or diagnosis. Blurred vision and head Pressure seem very related. Both are better upon waking for about 5 minutes (longer if I do not stand up). When I have a runny nose it is significantly better. My fatigue is not significantly affected by anything.
I am on Diamox, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Gabapentin</span>, Pristiq, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> DO look into B-vitamins, my neuro placed me on a higher Riboflavin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it does help. Still after two years no diagnosis and little help with symptoms. I wish you well kelly! Hope you feel better and come through this!
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Blood</span> work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
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