Neurontin and alcohol

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I currently had elevated liver panel and am taking neurontin for post polio. is this related to taking neurontin for post polio? do not smoke or drink alcoholic beverage of any kind, no other signs of liver disease. please advise..
I'm surprised to hear about neurontin as a street drug. I take it for anxiety. At a low dose it seems to help, and at night I take a higher dose at night to help me sleep -- though I'd rather not take anything. It just makes me really groggy and sometimes gives me a "hangover" the next morning. It also causes wicked drymouth. Certainly not a drug I'd have any thought of abusing. At higher doses, it tends to make people slow and "dumb.
For my sciatica, they allow me to take tramadol which works ok, but at times the pain is so great and I was wondering could I take the Neurontin and be ok when they administer a urinalysis which they do 3 to 5 times a week.
Hi everyone, I saw my PM dr. last week and he wants me to try neurontin. He says it works on different receptors in the brain and he is hoping that it will provide relief without having to increase the opiate (I am only on a short acting med twice a day). My surgeon said it might be helpful, but that it only works in half the population and he wasn't too sure it would work for me.
I know the pleasure and pain of them. I got the neurontin from a Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. I have had sinus headaches and facial pain for many years. I ALWAYS have a sinus infection. At least thats what my regular doctor tells me. So I went to a specialist. Had some CAT scans. He has not read the films yet but said he does NOT feel its my sinuses since my nose is never runny or stuffy, its always clear and I am a definite nose breather..
I have a bottle of neurontin and trying to get off tramodal. If I was to try the neurontin to ease the withdrawls from the tram, how many should I take? The doc gave me neurontin for nerve pain in my hand but I don't think it works. I want off the tramadol and I know I'm gonna feel withdrawls but if I can curb some of the pain that would be great. But still I'm repeating the cycle. Replacing one drug with another. I want to go ct, but I'm so scared.
Going cold turkey on Neurontin can be painful and scary. Neurontin withdrawal has been compared to how alcohol withdrawal feels. You should slowly reduce the amount you are taking so that you don't get any withdrawal symptoms (especially because you have been on it for so long).
I've never even had problems with klonopin, xanax, or valium (I've taken all three, currently on klonopin for anxiety and rarely take it). I don't even drink alcohol. But for some reason I got into trouble with tramadol a long time ago and it is the only drug I've ever craved. If I had a shot of morphine and a handful of tramadol in front of me, i'd choose the tramadol, strangely.
The MS-Contin is a continual sustained action (works over so many hours), Methadone is similar, but the MSIR is immediate release for those times when pain is so terrific that you need help right now! I take neurontin, ms-contin and the msir for my paralysis and tumor pain. Your mother takes a mere 800 mgs per day. Any more, due to her side effects, would be the ultimate no no. This is why I mentioned the other meds. It could be that 800 mgs is too strong for your mothers system.
My concern is with long term use and side effects of Neurontin (mid-forties male, 170 lbs). Can you please enlighten me regarding this question? Thank you in advance.
I feel like hell. I'm shaky, clammy,depressed and cranky. By the way, I too was given Neurontin and like Joe, I didn't notice any difference. My doctor gave it to me for nerve pain and he pointed out that it was "non addicting." I took one that night and never noticed anything. The pain was still there. I read about it on the internet and read that it was for seizers...so i stopped taking it.
Neurontin and Topiramate and Lithium are good for bipolar, but they are all bad when taken along with alchohol. There is a great danger of convulsions when he drinks that much and takes these kind of powerful drugs. I know the problem you are having and how difficult it is but only AA or detox and rehab. will make any difference and you are going to have to continue to work the system to get him into some sort of community rehab. program.
REBIF AND ALCOHOL CAN MAKE ONE LETS SAY A CHEAP DATE. THE REBIF INTENSIFIES THE ALCOHOL CONTENT AS IN ONE DRINK CAN = THREE IN A PERSON.ESPECIALLY WHEN AN INJECTION AND ALCOHOL ARE COMBINED IN A 24 HOUR TIME PERIOD. ITS ALWAYS BEST TO NEVER MIX ALCOHOL AND MEDS.FIRST TALK TO YOUR DR. I MUST ADMIT THAT I LIKE THE OCCASIONAL TANGERAY AND GIN.
Even though it says to stay away from grapefruit and maybe other citrus while on gaba, I also discovered that drinking Squirt and some other popular clear sodas with citrus will greatly interact with gaba and cause a feeling of being slightly drunk (they should mention grapefruit AND Squirt on the insert and the neurontin website because people don't think of grapefruit with sodas). I have gained about 15 pounds either from inactivity or gaba or both over the last two years.
Everywhere else I've read people say alcohol helps anxiety temporarily (and worsens it long-term or for the hangover), but I just cant get drunk anymore. I think I have general drug anxiety. Like I cant smoke weed either (yes I know what marijuana does). Anytime my state of mind starts changing (which happens during the day, sober) I start freaking out. It's the derealization kind -- I associate head changes w/ derealization which a couple weeks ago I had really really bad.
I think the Neurontin/Clonodine combo might be working. I am at work and a bit less twitchy then usual. Was concerned taking the patch as I am weary about it really administering .1mg a day, but I guess I will role with it. I do feel a little woozy but I would rather that then twitchy and jumpy.
Well the Lodine and Neurontin 300 mg twice daily don't seem to be helping yet. He did go to an Ortho surgeon though and we did find out that he needs to be fitted for special shoes and braces because he had 16 nerves that were greatly effected on there EMG test. Hopefully the tendons will not have to be cut in his toes. (They are curling under) I called the CMT Association about a TENS unit to help with the pain for him and they said it could make it worse as far as the nerves miss firing.
However, someone who drinks daily or most of the days of a week can build up an EXTREME tolerance to alcohol. Before I got sober, I would usually drink 1-1.75 liters of vodka per night, and my BAC was usually around .35 by the end of the evening... Keep in mind that I was still "Functional" at that HIGH reading. If I would drink a few more, that's when the blackouts would hit, and I'd probably be at your sister's BAC level.
We drunks like to brag a little, don't we? Anyways, I'm told that my PN has been caused by excessive alcohol use and yes it is very painful. I think that in your heart of hearts, you know the answer to your question. You just needed to use us a a sounding board because we give a damn....right? You are on the right track, my friend. J.B.
If so how many milligrams a day did/do you take and how long does it take for the Neurontin to start working? I'm currently taking about 70mg of hydrocodone/day and I want to stop. I hate being on opiate painkillers for so long. I have a prescription for 100mg of gabapentin to take 3x a day. Does anyone know how much to take for cold turkey opiate withdrawal? And should I let the gabapentin build up in my body before I stop taking the hydro?
The house scale is broken. I weighed at doc's office yesterday and got a more accurate reading with clothes on. I'd like to buy a beam scale for here at home. I don't know whether it's the meds I'm on (Neurontin) or whether it's still the steroids in my system, but it seems like this weight is almost impossible to burn off. I work out too much for it to just stay the same for months. It doesn't make sense. I'm frustrated.
Well the tested me right away and saw I had ZERO in my system. They had a Neurologist check me out and I was diagnosed with having a "Mild Tick". Dunno if I believe it, but it is what it is. None of the blood work came back with any conclusions. I personally think it is PAWS from the Klonopin and the new stress of a job and long hours sent my body into shock. ( I did stutter somewhat as a child and always had a slight eye twitch.
Some of these causes like dehydration,being overweight,alcohol intake and prolonged standing are modifiable by efforts of the patient. Stretching and massaging the affected muscle (usually a calf muscle) can usually relieve an attack of cramp. A painkiller such as paracetamol may help to ease muscle discomfort and tenderness that sometimes persists for up to 24 hours after a cramp has gone.
"is it addictive" ____________________________________________________________ "If Neurontin is stopped abruptly, it can cause withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety or seizures. Many users tend to continue using Neurontin just to escape from the withdrawal symptoms caused by Neurontin. This develops dependency of the medicine. Therefore, when the users of this type miss their dose of Neurontin, it causes certain symptoms in them.
so i tryed to manage the pain for as long as i could and also left my job due to depression and anxiety because of pain and spasm and couldnt hold my neck properly and felf very conscouse of this. ive had mri scans done and i have minor protrusion in 5 discs in neck and also one facet joint is wearing down and the curve on my neck has changed also. so i was told by consultant there was nothing i could do with my neck.
Not very long. I went off it, and went temporariy off ALL meds and supplements and no alcohol, as all of these things can affect liver anyzyme levels. After one week, liver function back to normal. Restarted Rebif and only Rebif, stayed off the other meds, alcohol, etc, and liver enzymes shot up again after only a weeek or two. So I stopped and immediately started Copaxone. This was nearly 5 years ago.
Peripheral neuropathies can be caused by a long list of things with diabetes, alcohol, genetic, medications, blood-protein disorders, and rheumatological/autoimmune diseases at the top of the list. Unfortunately, in a significant percentage of patients, no cause is found after an extensive investigation and there is no cure. However, management of the symptoms can be done with medications such as neurontin and elavil.
At HVRC we believe that finding spirituality, or a strength greater than yourself, is vital to overcoming the pain and suffering of alcohol and drug addiction. The use of spiritual concepts in the treatment of addiction is the clearest demonstration of the value of spirituality, and as we have repeatedly observed, the central curative factor in recovery. For some, the idea that spirituality could be an important aspect in the treatment process is something they may never have considered.
Hi there, I have posted in the past, but lately just lurking and reading all the great support here. I have had issues with alcohol for 20 years and am an alcoholic. Well, back in Dec I was trying to substitute pain pills, vikes and percs, for when I'd be abstaining. You can imagine what that led to. I got pretty addicted even though my scripts would run out. Went thru major WD a couple months ago but relapsed several times since. Luckily not enough for the big WD to set in.
I have a friend who is a nurse and was treated with a medication that caused her to steal drugs at work and beat her adopted child. It was Neurontin and has a class action suits from bipolar and other patients. If you google "neurontin class action," you can read about it. Wellbutrin can trigger mania in some people. It's not your fault, so I hope you are able to get beyond this stigma. You should see a psychiatrist if at all possible as soon as possible.
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