Gabapentin and blood pressure

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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 blood pressure rising and 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 blood pressure was through the roof and I normally have low blood pressure, 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 and the blood supply and 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 blood pressure and 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 and is 80 yrs old. His blood pressure 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.
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 and helps stabilize the blood pressure. 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 blood pressure 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 blood pressure med, and 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 and have really high blood pressure 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 and blood pressure at a blood pressure checker and 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 -pressure and 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 and distracting and exhausting,mostly pressure 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 and spironoalctone 25 mg for blood pressure. At times my right side of my head is numb and 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 pressure-like and seemed to be stronger in my right side and 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 and veins. Get your dopamine and serotonin blood 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 and on but not accompanied with the pressure feeling with some nausea. Would appreciate any comments.
My GP has now put me on 3600 mg of Gabapentin and 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 and my doctor thinks it is related to my blood pressure/blood 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) and I don't know if I can be on med and donate blood 6. I'm on Gabapentin 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 blood pressure frequently and 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 blood pressure. Also in this report, we then found out that I have cervical spinal stenosis and 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 and Cat scans as well as blood work. This pain has been here this time for over two weeks and 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 blood sugar went way up. Talked to my doctor and he said to quit taking Lyrica. My blood 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, blood pressure and 5 vials of blood 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, Gabapentin, Pristiq, and DO look into B-vitamins, my neuro placed me on a higher Riboflavin and 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 and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood 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.
I get severe Glutenal cramping from walking so awkwardly to lessen the impact as sitting and walking seems to aggravate sciatic nerve due to added pressure on the disc. Lying down relieves leg pain. Acupuncture and physio can not relieve my pain more than temporaraly. Physio has given me exercises and also tape strapping to keep me standing straight, not crouching. I have had a few spine stretching treatments with a machine - pulling lower back down whilst strapped to a table.
It has been discovered he has diabetes and is believed to have autonomic neuropathy. He has pressure in his head, a overall sick feeling after he eats with a flushed face, forgetfulness, numbness in his left food, tingling in his hands and feet, light headed when he stands up. He has not driven since. When he had surgery it was not known he was diabetic. He had general anesthetic with a breathing tube. He never had this problem prior to surgery and now his health is falling apart.
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