Gabapentin uses and side effects

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I guess if the pain increases as I go off the gabapentin, this will tell me it was helping more than I realized. I have no side effects from the gabapentin, even at such a high dose. I do find the 50mg amitriptyline makes me very drowsy, and may need to scale it back to 40mg if this side effect continues.
Neurontin is an epilepsy drug--it has a number of "off-label" uses and one is chronic pain. The Elavil at nite is for pain management and anxiety. Of the two GABA is the drug with the most serious side effects--like Steven-Johnson syndorme--so you really should educate yourself and learn about the drugs and then find out for yourself if you want to take this medication. Do the benefits outweigh the risks of this medication?
Can't say that your case is unique, as two thirds (2/3rds) of patients on gabapentin will experience adverse effects. There may be some changes in your symptoms, better or worse, more or less, if you wish to stick with it. You may also want to look into Picamilon , made by combining a GABA derivative and Niacin which is sold as an OTC dietary supplement in the U.S.A. Not sure where you live.
of these devistating and unwanted side effects due to Neurontin. If WE KNOW ABOUT IT, SURELY THEY MUST!!!!!!!!
I am so sick of the false sense of well being and the apathy vicodin addiction has caused in my life. 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?
It worked wonders for me, I am taking it for anxiety, its great. Notha daying ever helped me for 15 years, Gapapentin, I am taking (4), 300 mg.
My symptons are still there, and I don't know if the Gabapentin is helping them or not, and I have been on it for sometime now. Like I said before, my Dr's aren't very with it, and I have to be my own advocate. So, I was just questioning if that seemed like alot we all know, some days and good and some are not.
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?
Pat, I, too, have taken gabapentin. It worked well for the pain and pins and needles tingling. I was slowly worked up to 900 mg/day. I did not gain weight on it. When Lyrica came out I was switched to that for better has a longer half-life. 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.
What is peripheral neuropathy and how is it related to chemotherapy (Interferon)? The body's nervous system is divided into two major systems; the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is also divided into two major parts, the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system.
I don't know about the leg and arm cramps after taking the Vit D, that may be the side effects I was wondering about, so thank you for the information. Take care.
com though obviously for type 1 insulin should not be used to replace insulin though can be used succesfully to complement it. Let us not forget that it the high and lows that cause diabetic side effects, if one can keep the range of BG within the aforementioned ranges, the risk of complications tend to zero or at least decrease considerably.
It is made in Englad but their NHS will not cover the cost. I find some irony that the side effects of MM and Sativex are the very same common complaints we have with MS - "The most common side effects with Sativex are dizziness and tiredness. Some people may also feel depressed or confused, may feel over-excited or lose touch with reality, may have difficulties with memory or trouble concentrating and may feel sleepy or giddy (1)." -
I tried all those too, they didn't work or I couldn't handle the side effects. But all my doctors first told me to be patient because it would take a while to find the right combination of meds that would work. It has taken 1 year and 3 months for me and now I'm finally getting relief. Even my lab work has all returned back to negative. Most of us with any autoimmune disease have alot of pain. Take your pain meds when your in pain.
At first the depression seemed to get worse for a couple of weeks but my doctor encouraged me to try and stick out the side effects as most side effects subside after several weeks of introducing a new medication to your body. He also explained that Topamax is a mood stabalizer and I really needed to give it a fair chance before throwing in the towel. He had a hunch it may help with my depression as well... I am so happy I was able to be patient.
apparently states that MRI's may not be preformed safely if you have a Harrington Rod implanted. However they there is an MRI machine that uses .3 Tesla magnets and these are apparently approved for the use when the patients has Harrington Rods implanted. So you may have to search for a facility that utilizes this machine to have an MRI. I encourage you to keep looking for a orthopedic Surgeon that will have some answers. I know that this can be frustrating.
The medication Neurontin (gabapentin) may be helpful. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, and eat well. Support your immune system as much as possible. And EDUCATE YOUR DOCTORS. If they're not suffering, they're not likely to just spontaneously look into it. Tell them to check the Merck Manual, for pete's sake.
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I'm not planning on turning over my life or health to ANY doctor again. Not after this last 5 years of horrible side effects. Honestly, it was as if they just didn't care. I was treated with such cavalier ignorance that it makes me feel a little bit sick for people who can't stand up for themselves and who can't get off Tramadol. I'm a smart woman, but I detoxed off EVERYTHING else, before even considering that Tramadol might be my problem. It never ever occurred to me. EVER.
I just started taking Celexa (again) after 2 years of being off it, and have some of the side effects, dizzyness, major sleep problems, and some nausea. they are slowly going away, but you have to remember that they are more present at the beggining and will soon go away, and then you will start to feel better, it may take a few weeks, to over a month, but just give it a chance.
I had cervical fusion C2-C6, March 2005 for pain on left side, headaches and numbness and tingling and other neurological problems. Was feeling pretty good after the surgery, went through some PT, but quit because I can do the same stretching at home, and I really didn't think it was doing me any good. About 2 months ago the pain has returned on my right side and having severe pain running down back and arm. Few days ago, right arm has started to have uncontrollable tremors.
Suzzie, Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, ingestion, gas, and irritable bowel syndrome and all known and documented side effects from taking gabapentin. Since your side-effects are consistent with some of those known AND the onset was after taking the gabapentin, I think it is safe to assume there is a strong correlation. Medications are intended to help one.
Labetalol HCL 200mg Two time daily (8AM and 7 PM) Libinopril 10mg One time daily (noon) Gabapentin 300mg Two time daily (10 AM and 8PM) Clonidine HCL 0.1mg. Take 1/2 Tablet when blood pressure is higher than160/90. With high potassium, he doesn't eat banana, orange and cocoa. He also has gout disease. So, he avoids seafoods. His hands are numb most of the time and he takes Gabapentin 300mg two time daily (10 AM and 8PM) for this. He is always tired and itchy (his doctor prescribes .
(I used two different ones, at different times, but you know what I mean) Lastly, I chose to get off the Neurotin/Gabapentin. I was having enough side effects by this time that my personal choice was to be TOTALLY drug free so I could get a clear and accurate feel for how much pain, nerve damage and nerve pain I TRULY had in my body. (this took into account any rebound pain and allowing the time to detox slowly from these meds one at a time). I am still dealing with chronic pain.....
I have friends who have RRMS and have chosen to stop DMD's due to the side effect after reading these studies.
While pregabalin, known as "Lyrica" in the States, has unlabeled uses for GAD and SAD, (Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder) it is primarily prescribed here for fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain associated with peripheral neuropathy. Nowhere can I find that it is beneficial for sleep problems, although one of it's side effects IS "fatigue," I don't think that is the desired effect for a sleep aid.
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I am thinking about asking my doctor to put me on Klonapin, I am now taking 1800mg of Gabapentin a day and have little relief from my anxiety. Does anyone think this might help me and what are some of the side effects? Thanks for any advice!!!!!!!!!!!
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