Neurontin side effects headache

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I was on 1200mg/day and it took me two months to get off of it because I got insomnia and had to take benedryl to get off of it and be able to sleep. It is low on side effects except feeling tired and dumb.The nerves get over sensitive and send pain signals out even when you are probably not injured anymore. Once I got this in my head and started walking a lot. the pain tweeks started going away. Where is your pain and is it spinal/nerve or muscular?
What about the side effects? I have read more about neurontin and there are quite a few. I suffer fatigue too, and I am afraid this med will make me feel weak and crappy. Any experiences to share?
A few people on here take it and it works great for them so I am hoping they will reply to your post. Plus the side effects for me was really bad, I couldn't handle them, my nerve dr wanted me to take 1800mg a day and there was no way I could handle the side effects of that high of a dose. There are so many meds out there for nerve pain if one don't work for you then maybe another one will, it is something you and your dr will have to talk about.
It really helped me the most with sleep. The only side effect I had from it was a tinge of a headache and a little fuzzy headed. That could have been from the withdrawals though. Neurontin was originally prescribed for siezure, bi-polar, and convulsions. It has other off label uses now such as for pain and drug withdrawals. Just google it. I know on wikipedia it says on there what is was and is used for. It even mentions about being used off label for drug withdrawals. I hope this helps.
Thanks for your reply. I can relate to your sons side effects. It takes a lot to keep a 10 year old down! I don't know which is worse, the head/neck pain or feeling so bad all the time. I hope your son is doing well now. Nothing worse than having your child sick and feeling bad. Thanks again!
It did help and I don't I had many side effects other than tiredness. I say if you think it has caused these side effects see if you can stop it. I have heard of Neurotin having negative effects on people.
For those of you who take Gabapentin (Neurontin): Just curious what side effects you have experienced (and at what dosage), and how long they lasted? I just started this last weekend, 300mg once a day at bedtime. I am having a really hard time waking up in the morning and for the first half of the day I feel a little "loopy" or my head feels "swimmy"....if that makes any sense.....
Was taking paracetamol with little effect but was told to stop last November as they could be making them worse was then started on propranalol stuck with that for 3 weeks and couldn't take those side effects either. A the moment I'm taking naproxen only when very bad headache and I also take Zomig for migraine. Thanks for every ones in put.
The AAN found that tegretol and trileptal, and with less evidence baclofen and lamotrigine, and pimozide, have been proven to be effective for TN, but that more research is required regarding other medical therapies including neurontin. If it is helping and not causing too many side effects, then you should continue it per your doctor. Neither neurontin nor tegretol cause headaches as a common side effect.
Also I have been told that pain medications such as oxycoden and narco can over long term use cause the similar stinging sensation is this correct? Neurontin has worked well for me, I have not experienced any side effects except feeling tired but its worth it! I was started at 100mg then worked up to 2400mg, when this failed i was increased to 3600mg, hoping the 4800mg is safe as this is making my Chiari 1 manageable and delaying brain surgery!
hi again, I just looked up the side effects of gabapentin (neurontin) and it says that swelling of the face and other body parts is a severe allergic reaction. You need to go to the ER or call you doctor right away. let me know how you do when you can.
So far neurontin has not caused any other side effects and I rather like it. I goggled rather or not it can cause migraines and did not find much. However, whenever I put something new in my body it lets me know if I am migraine sensitive to it or not. I need some feedback as to rather or not the neurontin is causing me migraines. Oh, and as far as asking my doctor, well she is a flake and only deals with head meds not migraines, so I am at your mercy. Thanks!
Anyway, after about a year of it not resolving, and not being able to use the natural medicine I'd intended to try because of the mounting side effects I was having with the Paxil because one of the effects I've had is paradoxical reactions, I agreed to go on Lexapro. It helped a little -- I did get a few hours of sleep for the first time in a year -- but not nearly enough. When the dose was raised to 30mg things got really weird, so my new psychiatrist took me off and switched me to Celexa.
I'm taking almost no narcotics now, so I have my sharp mind back. I have not yet had any side effects from the Lyrica, but of course everyone is different. My dad also has severe nerve damage and his insurance company wanted him to try neurontin before they would approve Lyrica. He said there was a huge difference between the two, and he has fewer side effects from the Lyrica than he did with the neurontin. I would definitely recommend trying it.
What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?
After my pain started following a car accident I was placed on Neurontin. I didn't notice any effect at all in my case, so I got off of it. I also wanted to know more so I did some research on the net (just put neurontin in any search engine you'll get lots of hits). It appears to work for pain by increasing your pain threshold. I don't recall any "bad" side effects listed. Also, Neurontin goes by the chemical name gaba pectin.
What are the side effects of the interaction between xanax, neurontin, and zoloft? I take two 100mg pills of neurontin, one .25 mg pill of xanax, and two 100mg pills of zoloft at night. I feel really tired and weak when I awake in the morning. After I get going I am fine for a few hours but then I need to take a nap. I am able to fall asleep at night, even after I nap for a few hours. I am a college student and I am afraid that these drugs are affecting my ability to go to classes.
I have tapered the Neurontin to 500mg/day. This question is related to side effects that may be due to Neurontin or maybe my migraines. When I was on a higher dose of Neurontin I was getting almost daily visual disturbances in both eyes that looked like what my migraine auras look like but those are in one eye and are followed by a headache. These aura's start like a wiggly line that flutters or moves and gets stronger then disappers over about a half hour.
I have a handicapped spouse to care for sith no help so I try to get by with otc meds and am still undergoing testing. Some of the side effects and risks of the meds are worse than the pain.
I take Neurontin for nerve pain. I take 300mg, three times per day. It usually works pretty well, but sometimes I have days when it doesn't work as well. Today is one of those days, but I think that it's because I took all of my med doses late today. My schedule was all off. So that might have effected things. Normally, if I take my meds correctly on schedule I can keep the pain pretty much under control.
It didn't take long for my PCP to discontinue the Cymbalta. It did not cause vertigo, headache or any of the usual side effects I get from most meds. The feelings never returned to even close to the severe degree that they were at when the Cymbalta was prescribed. So in that respect it must have helped. I can't say that I will never take it again....but I would have to be desperate. So that was my experience...but remember I do not tolerate most drugs.
He said there was a mention in the side effects but it was so rare he did not think the rash was a side effect to Zoloft. I took myself off of it to see if the rash cleared. It has been about three weeks and the rash has decreased a lot. I would like to know more about weight gain being on Zoloft and what happens to the gain after the drug is entirely out of your system.
I was just wondering if anyone else is taking it and what kind of side effects you have if any and if it will improve. I also gained ten pounds the first month. Please any info will be appreciated. I don't know if I can go on like this.
She's pretty excited based on your experience. We're hoping the side effects are less difficult than those we've had with neurontin. I'll let you know if this works. Thanks for the suggestion!
Not sure if it overides the wd's with the side effects it produces which can be mentally acknowledged, but comparing a c/t I did back in April vs a week taper at the end of July, the wd's while taking the neurontin were not as bad as the first time..Clonidine also helped which was something else my doctor gave me..Suppose to help restabilize a person's sleep pattern's..
00 in the morning which I find strange since I only take the Topamax at night. Unless the reason that I’m having the side effects is because the medication wearing off or even better yet, these aren’t side effects but something totally different! The symptoms kinda come in waves from what I can see so far, they last pretty much all day long.
Each person is different when talking side effects. We may all get the same type of side effects but to a different degree. I only lasted 7 weeks. Headache, nausia, mouth and throat soars, soars around the eyes and hair loss. You could be lucky and have some of these but much more mild. I don't think anyone will know how they will personally react until they try. I believe we all have to try. If you do, good luck. I hope it goes well. Cathie.
Secondary headache disorders are due to an underlying problem, such as a tumor, medication side effects, central nervous system infections, clots in the veins in the brain etc. It sounds like your mom has had an extensive work-up for her headache which rules out some causes of headaches such as a bleed in the brain. If she has been diagnosed with CN 5 neuralgia, which I think I understood from you that she has, the treatment is trileptal which it sounds like she is being treated with.
Secondary headache disorders are due to an underlying problem, there are many many causes but some include medication side effects, systemic illness, nervous system infection, tumors, bleeds in the brain or clots in the veins of the brain, and others. It sounds like you have had extensive imaging that has not shown a cause for the headache, which is in a sense reassuring.
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