Gabapentin and vision

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The other day, I went to a Christmas party and left the gabapentin at home, so I missed a dose. I got a horrible stomach ache that night and was miserable. The next day, I took the medicine, and the stomach aches are gone. i also have gotten weird vision problems when I accidentally miss a dose. The little packet that came with my medicine said there can be vision changes and GI problems if you stop taking the medicine completely without medical advice.
When prescribing Gabapentin carefully evaluate patients for a history of drug abuse and observe them for signs and symptoms of Gabapentin misuse or abuse (e.g. development of tolerance, self-dose escalation, and drug-seeking behavior). DEPENDENCE There are rare postmarketing reports of individuals experiencing withdrawal symptoms shortly after discontinuing higher than recommended doses of Gabapentin used to treat illnesses for which the drug is not approved.
This was given to help prevent migraine symptoms, if I understood and remember correctly. Balance and vision have been all goofed up for months, and are both worse today; I pray that this isn't why I felt so crummy today.
She referred me to a pain management doctor and physical therapist and also gave me a prescription for Gabapentin (100mg...take 100mg at night for 5 days, then 200mg a night for 5 days then 300mg a night). Has anyone taken it and found it helpful? Also what about the dose? So much that I am reading discusses much higher doses and talks about taking it 3 times a day. Any insight would be gratefully appreciated, thanks.
I was out of the liquid and I was desperate because I didn't want to take it, so I bought the first pills I found. I also had the dizziness and blurred vision. I have some problems with electrolytes, so it messes all that up. It's a bit of a pain, but I find that the easiest thing to get through. Just push through it, that's the way I see it. I've been on Gaba for about a year and a half now. I've got the diarrhea totally under control.
Went to the neuro today and he upped the Gabapentin to 600mg 4 times a day now instead of 3-I hope it helps! Also, he wants me to take the Phenytoin(sp) again(it didn't seem to help before).
I have Congenital nystagmus and tried gabapentin but it seemed to be making the Nystagmus worse. I started taking bupropion at the same itme, and suspect the bupropion may have interfered with the initial trial of gabapentin. I need the bupropion for the anxiety associated with Nystagmus, but I know it causes blurred vision and convergence problems. Should I even bother to try memantine? Thanks.
feelings in my head, nausea and vomiting, double vision- the list for me went on and on. I started taking Savella about 2 months ago and I REALLy love it! My mother also has FMS and also has loved Savella. She tried it before i did and once she had such success with it, i finally had the resove to get off the Cymbalta. I've never taken Lyrica but i have a friend who takes Lyrica as pain management for Deep Vein Thrombosis and he tells me it works very well for him.
Shakiness (tremor) Double vision or blurred vision Weakness or fatigue Diarrhea or constipation Dry mouth (see Neurontin and Dry Mouth) Increased appetite or weight gain (see Neurontin and Weight Gain) Bronchitis Accidental injury Sore throat Hyperactivity (in children) Changes in thinking (such as difficulty concentrating) Nervousness Speech problems Memory loss (amnesia) Indigestion or heartburn Gas Back pain Problems walking Twitching High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) Co
I think my vision changed slightly as the dosage of gabapentin was changed, so I had to update glasses a few times. Catching the vision change thing for me reduced the ongoing feeling of dizziness because it was just the need for different glasses. There's room for it to be a coincidental age thing, but eye exams showed changes matched dosage changes. Noticed certain fluorescent lights take time to adjust to, but can't say if it is connected to gaba.
Neurontin is the brand name gabapentin is marketed under by Pfizer. It's an anti-convulsant and is approved to treat epilepsy and some neuropathic pain. From what I understand, it works by leveling out some of the peaks and valleys of brain energy, like a little Zamboni inside your head. Because of this, it has many other uses, as well. In fact, 90% of gabapentin sales are off label. What does "off label" mean?
you really have to watch for side effects i was taking lyrica and it started affecting my vision really bad , and all of those nerve drugs are the sister drug to lyrica so be careful if it makes your vision blurry stop taking it ..
I will keep taking the gabapentin, and give it time to work... and up it slowly.
Hmmm I too am nervous about this but fed up with pain and to complicate matters my chemist reckons I shouldn't take it with the gabapentin and my Dr says do... Best wishes, thinking of you, Cheers, Udkas.
i took gabapentin for a couple of weeks and it was turning me crazy. i was paranoid and raging mad over nothing. i wouldn't go near it with a ten ft. pole- hah but everyone is different and reacts differently. regardless, it is another perscription and i have found that it is best to stay away from scripts and try to find other natural sources.
I just had an issue with Gabapentin...I have IBS and was on Miralax to help and it was working...until I took the Gabapentin.....I had one heck of a time getting regulated again..... Time frame.......almost 2 months to get back on track after stopping the meds. And may I add...I was on the Miralax the whole month that I took the gabapentin. May I ask Y u were rx'd it?...maybe another rx will work better.
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I have Bipolar 1 and having a lot of anxiety. I was prescribed gabapentin and after a day and a 1/2 I have had a lot of side effects. I mean the anxiety goes away when I take it but its been replaced by a feeling of being 'high' and vision issues along with dizziness. It took about 2 hrs to go away. What I want to know is how long do those side effects last? Do they go away with time or are they here to stay for the duration that I take the medication?
I have MS,and Nystagmus the involuntary movement of my vision. Please advice if any drugs,medication or clinical trials exist for Nystagmus? Every thing is moving up-down for years now.
When the symptoms get worse, my eyes burn and vision gets worse and I get more sensitive to the light and colors. Been having chills, quivering inside, head pounding, itchy, dizzy and like a queezy weird feeling in my stomach. There is like bad times, and worse times that hits all of a sudden.
In the past two weeks, I have gone on a crisis protocol diet of enzymes and amino acids, but have also cut down my dose of gabapentin to 1800 mg per day and I am waking up 1.5 hours earlier than usual, but feel less forgetful. Any suggestions?
I was on a lot of hydrocodone's, 80 mg of anti-depressants, and gabapentin 300 mg/3x day. I abused the AD and Gaba meds while w/drawing from opiates. Like a fool, popped 20 mg AD's (same kind of AD but not the 80 mg prescribed dose) and a 300 mg Gaba every hr or two for days. Obviously, my neurotransmitters are way messed up and need to heal. I was in a bad accident in 2008 and damaged my retina and cornea in one eye, but was given prednisone drops and it seemed to heal fine.
i see lots of worms kind of things all the time in my vision,sometimes i see them in sparkles. I have vibrating vision all the time.confusion & dizziness all the time. 2 days ago i had visit with neurologist...he said i have migraine with aura & he suggested for MRI.(i'm having this next week) & he also said that i need to take everyday. does untreated migraines effects in vision? i thought those medecines are for temporary relief....
i have also heared about gabapentin for nyustagmus and that improves vision too much. please suggest me any way to improve vision problems.
Ever since I was diagnosed with RSDS I am SENSITIVE TO SUN AND GLARE. I have been given prescriptions for both READING GLASSES(vision loss due to aging and deterioration) and SUNGLASSES with antiglare coating. Can anyone suggest WEBSITES where RESEARCH IS AVAILABLE ABOUT PHOTOPHOBIA AND RSDS/CRPS? My MEDICATIONS INCLUDE GABAPENTIN, M'Eslon, statex, CLONAZEPA,M, DANTRIUM. I also use ventolin and symbicort for asthma. Do any of THESE MEDICATIONS CAUSE PHOTOPHOBIA?
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. Getting better sleep helps etc. but to no great extent.
I have since gotten off all Rx's I was on and find that each and every Rx may/can affect your vision. My personal decision was to wait until more healing time has passed before I go have my eyes checked again. I know for a fact that some of the meds I was on can affect my vision, but no one seemed to be able to relate to me last summer when I was so scared about not being able to see correctly. I even had peripheral changes.....sometimes even felt like someone was looking over my shoulder.
always have had multiple side effects. Things like heart palpitation's, anziety and vision troubles. I can take xanax and Soma with no problems. My question is "could it be the Armour Thyroid that I take that causes the trouble?" I also have a movement disorder labeled as tremors/non-epileptic seizures which also gets worse with antidepressants. The neurotin and gabapentin which should help cause me to stumble and get blurred vision.
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