Gabapentin and paxil

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i used to be prescribed this medication (gabapentin) for GHB withdrawals and as a mood stabilizer and I did abuse it. most of the time at dosages of 8 to 12 800mg tablets at a time and I just wanted to caution anyone who might take alot of it that it did make me have seizures from time to time at dosages as low as 8 400mg capsules. just a cautionary note.
I had a very odd reaction to stopping Paxil over three and a half years ago, and I've never gotten over what happened. Basically, I was being treated for panic attacks, and ended up with constant anxiety, stifling depression, huge anticipatory anxiety, and worse phobia problems.
to stop trying, and go back to what worked. I am so happy, but the reason I am posting is that I took the gabapentin today, I was in so much pain, and only little oxycodones for breakthrough pain.Today I took my first and second dose, like he wanted, and right this minute, I don't know if it will continue, my sciatic nerve pain has lessened by at least 50%! It is like a miracle. I have had that unending nerve pain since 1995! Since I had my first back surgery!
Hi, I have just seen a prominent (in my area anyway) psychiatrist and he has prescribed me Abilify and Gabapentin to add to my 'pill cocktail' of Paxil, Clonazepam and Seroquel. Well he suggested that I wean myself very slowly off of the Seroquel and probably increase the Gabapentin. Do you think this would work--relying only on the Gabapentin and clonazepam to sleep?
that is definitely odd, and something that warrants a call to your doc to discuss both the symptoms, and the Paxil. Certainly sounds as though you don't tolerate the Paxil very well at all. Now, to label it an actual "allergy" is a little more complicated. Either way, the verbiage isn't as important as staying away from the medication.
Some drugs which have been successfully used to treat this condition include antidepressants such as paroxetine(Paxil), venlafaxine( Effexor), and gabapentin (Neurontin) This answer is not intended and does not substitute for medical advice- the information is for patient education only. Follow-up with a urologist is essential.
Hi, I have heard of gabapentin and want to ask my pdoc about it. It seems like we are on a vicious circle with lamictal and serquel as well as celexa ( 60 mg.) He wants to titrate me off of celexa but not sure. He also wants to refer me to another specialist, for an eval. I am afraid as this is a well known pdoc who specializes in ect. Neither myself nor my husband want me to take that route. Plus, I hear people talking about drugs my pdoc has never tried, like other mood stabilizers.
Singulair mostly in spring for asthma. Gabapentin for the FIBRO pain. Excedrin and prescrip Ibuprofen for cramps and migraines.
Drugs like Buspar and Paxil are good for anxiety and stress and neither are habit forming. Buspar takes a while to work...and may cause a little lightheadednessm, but the side effects are minimal. Plus, Buspar will not zonk you out.
in fact I decreased it by half when I was on Paxil to reduce sedation, and nothing happened. When the Paxil creamed me when I went off it, I upped the klonopin back to the original 1mg twice a day, and no psychiatrist has wanted me to come off it. I'm not sure it's ever done all that much, and after the permanent reaction to Paxil withdrawal they sure haven't wanted to take me off that, too; in fact one suggested I go up on the dosage, but I didn't.
at bed time for 10 years and it wasn't doing anything for me and so I began to taper off gabapentin and experienced a god awful withdrawal, my Doctor had no advise as to how to properly taper and so I did on line research and found your post and a couple of other posts suggesting that I might have a magnesium defieciency and decided to check out some of the magnesium supplements available one of them was (ionic-fizz Magnesium plus) I was stuck at 1200 mg.
are so skeptical about giving u those meds. I take gabapentin, savella,paxil, warfarin (had blood clot in my leg) 2 yrs. ago, lung cancer last year, had wedge section removed, not over that yet. As I am posting this I feel like I have polio. Sounds silly to say that but my legs hurt so bad I can hardly walk. I am an old country girl, worked hard all my life, and still do when I can, and sometimes I just push myself to the limit.
I have doctors who now believe me, but have had him on effexor and gabapentin for over a year. I just can't believe that there are other children like my son. How is your son doing?
Hi, I havae taken a combo of effexor and paxil and gabapentin together for several years without any problems. Once they pooped out I switched to prozac and it is working good for now.
Yesterday (Tuesday) my Psychiatrist basically informed me that the medicines I'm currently on, Klonopin and Gabapentin, are essentially doing 'all they can do' for me. I've been suffering from some rather severe depression lately, with anxiety continuing to be the beast that never sleeps. I've basically tried every type of anti-depressant in the book with very adverse effects, but the very first one I ever tried was Lexapro and I couldn't remember how my body reacted to the medication.
Hi I have Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Sjogren's, Hypothyroid, Raynaud's, Migrains, all of which have caused me to gain extreme amounts of weight from being confined to a bed for several years and being put on medications such as steroids and Paxil to treat the pain. I am a 35 year old woman who is 5' 8" who was always very thin until I got sick and then went from 145 lbs to 313 lbs in one year!
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
I am already on Paxil and Klonopin. Do I really need the neurontin as well? ====================================================================== Thanks for your question. There have been some reports on the usage of gabapentin (Neurontin) in the management of fasciculations, but the results are not conclusive.
Hello, I read most of what you wrote, and the replies. I am suffering from Paxil, Neurontin, and Seraqual. I stopped taking those meds in Sept of 2005. I had been taking them for 4 almost 5 years. I kept gaining weight, They kept blaming my thyriod it wasn't that. It was the meds of course. I kep suffering from cronic muscle fatigue. I weighed in at 400 lbs by the time I got off the meds and could barely walk. Today I am at 211.
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Aropax can be better for anxiety than prozac. I think it is called paxil in the US. It should help and the tingling should go away if it is anxiety related. I've had a "buzzing" feeling in odd places and tingling, with anxiety Good luck.
I never noticed itching increase when she added Gab, but was kind of 'out of it' and bipolar like at the time. I asked about the itching and the doc said it was from the treatment (Pegasys/Ribavirin) drying out my skin so much. Got some relief by using lotion (Aveno baby - no added colors or perfumes). I had the itching (especially crotch area) all through treatment, regardless of viral load... Hope this helps...
I take 450 wellbutrin, 40 paxil, 5 abilify, 2 blood pressures, 1800 gabapentin and 30 hydrocodone.
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He says a that the standard of care is the use of seratonergic medication such as Paxil and/or Lexapro and/or many others like this....but you should speak to your own dr...(so tjalsma and tabithashea are correct)....
"Hopefully you can answer another question about the Gabapentin. I have had nasuea and a too full feeling after eating ever since I have been on the Gabapentin, which I have discussed with my phsyciatist on many occasions. I have had an upper GI normal and a gallbladder ultrasound also normal. As I mentioned before still have much anxiety which all started with an injury to my neck and back .My phsyciatrist also knows this.
I have GAD, and also had a pretty bad case of post-partum anxiety, and I HAD to do something! So I went to the Dr and we started my trial and error...and Paxil is the one that was successful...and I was having SEVERE anxiety and panic attacks. I was having so many irrational thoughts that my head was spinning, and I did not start to feel better until Paxil. This does not mean that paxil is best for you, but by no means has it been negative for me (except the weight gain:(...
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
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