Gabapentin half life

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Avatar_f_tn Could gabapentin change up the sensation like this? Or can I figure that the gabapentin has done nothing, and my body is just switching it up? The gabapentin couldn't CAUSE the nerve pain, could it? I am totally thrilled to've gotten rid of the freaky patches. However, it'd be nice to see the pain go too now! My doctor increased my dose to 600 mg a day now, and so, I guess what I'm wondering is, does this dose sound large enough to be effective?
4544656_tn?1371597148 I have found that if I split the dose and take it 3 times a day, it keeps the withdrawals away. Gabapentin has a short <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> of just 6 hours, so it makes sense to split the dose. So far, so good!
Avatar_m_tn I can't believe how well gabapentin has worked. I've been thru the withdrawals going cold turkey 3 times in the past without anything to help. I was presribed gabapentin about a month ago for pain. It didn't help for that. I did some research on it and it is used for withdrawals. It has been 90% easier than before and trust me, I know how bad it is. The only syptoms I have had this time is I'm just a little cold and a bit of anxiety but nothing like before.
Avatar_f_tn I have this same problem with my gabapentin! I do the same things as you, but I also take an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication as soon as the cramps start. There are pills that you can take (which is what I prefer) or you can take liquid, like Kaopectate or Malox. I'm not going to lie, the liquids are like drinking flavored chalk-water, but they work so well I just put up with it. How long have you been on Gaba?
1140169_tn?1370188676 3- Are weird dreams/nightmares a side effect of Gabapentin? 4- Are you taking or have you tried Gabapentin? Hoe does/did it work for you? What dosage do/did you take? Thanks all, looking forward to your comments.
Avatar_f_tn I am so sick of the false sense of well being and the apathy vicodin addiction has caused in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. Seems there is a LOT of side effects for many users of gabapentin so aftraid of doubling the misery. Some people have offered me ultram but I have heard horror stories of getting off that if I were to start using it instead of vicodin. I hope I can get clean and stay off the pain relievers...I do not even want to see the doctor at least not yet.I know he uses suboxene (sp?
Avatar_f_tn Hello MS Community- I am on a very lose dose of Gabapentin 100 mg 3X per day for trigeminal nerve. I was initially on 300 mg 3X per day but it made me very lethargic so neuro reduced to 100. I have been reading about the side effects and regardless of the dose, balance, gait, and coordination are listed as being impacted. Many people have commented that anything less than 1200 mg per day will not improve trigeminal nerve. My face is numb, but I am not in any pain.
Avatar_f_tn Also, when I'm already feeling craptastic, the last thing I need is to not fit into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> of my clothes. Gabapentin can cause tummy troubles. Oh yayyyyyyyyyy!!!! Because we don't get enough of THAT, already. Gabapentin, though helpful in scoring that ever-elusive eight hours of sleep a night, can also cause drowsiness during the day. With energy already being hard to come by for me, daytime drowsiness is no bueno.
1573548_tn?1330460463 Gabapentin has saved my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. I've tried almost every psychiatric drug over the past to years. I was extremely Manic which eventually landed me in jail. I would sleep 3 hours a day but get nothing accomplished when I was awake. I couldn't even write this post back then. I started self medicating with Alcohol and Marijuana is dumb my racing thoughts. I recently started Gabapentin and sure enough in 2 weeks, it changed everything.
634733_tn?1316629592 it has a longer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. Eventually the dose of Lyrica caused more brain fog than it was worth. When I stopped it I suppose it was during a remission because I didn't have any pain for several months. I did not gain weight while taking either drug but do know others who have. Good luck with your decision. I hope it takes care of the pain for you. Enjoy your holiday.
453029_tn?1205955019 Gabapentin is "Neurontin". I remember seeing something in the news about Nuerontin side effects but can't remember exactly what it was. I know they prescribe Neurontin in jails/prisons for a WIDE variety of uses... You should "Google" Gabapentin/Nuerontin for more detailed info...
5657776_tn?1371803486 I was trying to call a friend the other day and I know her number by heart but I dialed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> her number and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> someone elses. I don't know how to process all that I am learning. I have spent years with drs doing test after test...xrays, cts, mris all to be told they couldn't find the cause of all my pain, memory problems, etc. I think what scares me most is the memory issues. I've learned it's called fibro fog. I sometimes feel like I am losing my grasp my control over my own life.
Avatar_m_tn My IBS is tied to mini, barely noticeable, seizures when tired or falling asleep. Gabapentin seemed to help a lot but it was hard to maintain a steady state. When the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> was reached, I'd have spasms again until the next dose. I'm now trying Lyrica and wonder if 75mg 12 hours apart will do the trick. The next drug to try would also be for seizures, Primidone. Any experiences you share would be welcome.
329994_tn?1301666848 My primary wanted me to try Savella w/o my test results back yet - waiting on the tests from the rheumatologist, but after reading that other post about Savella, that scares me. I have a friend on Gabapentin (which I believe is Neurotin sp?). Any advice? I want to be prepared because I have found that doctors do what works for them and I like to know what I am up against. I also take Clonopin, Verapamil for my heart, Potassium and Synthroid. Thanks for any advice!
Avatar_f_tn I was doing a google search to see what I can do about these creepy crawly feelings in my limbs. I saw that gabapentin (generic for Neurontin) reduces this feeling. I have this drug at home and if this is true I can stop my Norcos tapering right now. Does anyone out there have success with gabapentin?
1283286_tn?1312915566 I just started taking gabapentin six weeks ago for worsening pain after a triple bilateral lumbar fusion. So far I'm not having much luck with the medication. I'm having trouble titrating up to the required dose because it makes me feel drunk (not in a good way lol) all the time. Also, no real pain relief to date. Some swear by this medication and I sure hope it works for you. Good luck . . .
Avatar_f_tn I have been on tylenol 3 and 300mg of gabapentin for 2 years now. I take 5 tylenols a day and also 6 gabapentins. I tried to quit by myself but I got very ill. I have 2 babies and I need help getting off the medication. I have rhumatoid arthritis.
Avatar_f_tn This is such a shame you have been stuck with this all your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. All I can suggest is look for another neurologist! Just because someone is well known doesn't mean they have all the answers. Personally speaking, I had treatment once from a world famous highly esteemed physician in their field, and they entirely botched my surgery - makes me a little cynical perhaps but no doctor is perfect. It maybe that someone with half your doctor's experience or reputation can actually help you more.
Avatar_n_tn I have looked at the more common side effects that are supposed to dissipate after your body becomes used to gabapentin - and I do still after this time often have blurred vision, involuntary eye movements, unusual tiredness, difficulty thinking, frequent urination, weight gain, and problem with balance. Is this the gabapentin after 2.5 months or could I possibly have multiple sclerosis?
Avatar_n_tn Since childhood I have had symptoms of anxiety and the inability to deal with change and stress, which affected my social <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>, but not my academic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. The overwhelming fear of not handing in an assignment or getting a bad grade was enough to push me to getting 90's-100's on all assignments, etc... But around age 18, the stress became too great that I went to see a psychiatrist and a therapist. Over the next year or so I was put on the regular Zoloft, Paxil, etc...
Avatar_m_tn I'm a 46 year old male with a long (15-20 year) history of migraines, they have been gradually getting worse over time. I have been unable to work for the last year and a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>, and have been bedridden for the last year due to a severe headache. The headache has not gone away at all during that time. Five years ago I had a bad stretch that I was off for about a year but not necessarily bedridden the entire time. The rest of the time I experienced what may be considered regular bad migraines.
Avatar_f_tn I get them, mainly in my toes and fingers, but also in my neck, back and sometimes, lower chest. About a year and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> ago, I was put on gabapentin for neuropathy caused by years of untreated Pernicious Anemia and that pretty well controlled the muscle cramps, as well. My neuro seemed to think they might have been related to the long standing B-12 deficiency.
Avatar_f_tn ohh the days of 15 showers i really do kinda miss them although felllin warm in my own body is a even better feeling ( moral of the story is keep fighting the fight) i might be being a funny guy but im not stay strong keep goin when u get past this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> will seeem worth living again and the light will not be darkness n e more .....soberity is a grand thing that only the \willing and strong can confide in......
2030190_tn?1329813587 They come in and I go to the managers office with em, manager is like yo cut that **** in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> n cut that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> n swallow it. AWESOME! yes best feeling of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. I was instantly in love, except back then 1 pill lasted like 2 days. So every night we were on the same shift we bought jawns, it really wasn't a financial issue yet, I was hardly addicted.
372680_tn?1228165210 how it would affect my day-to-day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>, etc. and the medication (gabapentin 900mg/day) was really changing my functionality at work and home. I of course have read anything I can on the condition (or whatever you want to call it) and being the pesimist I have always been, it was one more thing on the grocery list of health issues I have -- like many of you.
Avatar_m_tn my personal opinion is that it would be easier too kick from ultram or lesser opioid, since subs have such a long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>. after a good deal of experimentation, not to mention suffering. i have found that neurontin/gabapentin has been the most beneificial. the more agonizing symptoms: like anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, the sweats, really all of them!, are all but unnoticable. so, my regimen is 300 mg. of gabapentin 3xd, and in the evening i take between 5-10 mg. of valium.
Avatar_n_tn Be sure to take it with food or milk. I DO know the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span> is 5-7 hours if that helps. Go ahead and call the pharmacist where you picked it up. They know so much...
Avatar_m_tn im aware that i can up the gabapentin to 1200mg it is the dihydrocodeine that i feel im already at to high a level with they usually work fairly fast and peak level is around an hour later however the interaction of gabapentin and dyhydracodeine has me worried as 90mg of dhc is already fairly high level. Thanks for the advise on theracane i will look into it.
Avatar_n_tn I did have a couple of weird visual-field disturbances followed by migraines, but I had a migraine three days before my period every month and ibuprofen took care of it, so I chalked that up to a development in the epilepsy. Plus the gabapentin helped my restless legs. I took gabapentin every 8 hours. found that if I stayed up late and took my gabapentin at 1 in the morning instead of 11 p.m. I would have trouble sleeping.
Avatar_f_tn I do take gabapentin for nerve pain and heard it helps so yook one 600mg about a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> hour ago....when should I feel the worste? I dont wanna be on these anymore I dont like pills running my life, I like being in control of that...ehats different is today I am not craving a pill I do have a half left but I dont wanna take it! Any support or helpful tips would be great. I rather be in bad pain then worrying about when to take a pill. Just wanna know if the worste has started or not?