Dose of gabapentin for hot flashes

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149816 tn?1212686941 Trials suggest 60% effectiveness in reducing flashes, however I've read about nasty side-effects of Effexor (full dose for depression). Has anyone tried it for hot flashes and was it effective, did you have side-effects? Is it as bad to suddenly stop HRT as surgical menopause?
Avatar m tn they prescribe stuff a lot more dangerous and a LOT less effective than gababpentin all day long (atypical antipsychotics for resistant depression, amphetamines for ADD, lamactil-which is sort of a next gen. gabapentin, but it has much more dangerous side effects [many question if it really works at all for off label psych stuff it's scripted for], and, well, that's about all. oh, i forgot ativan and xanax- 2 nasty benzos that will hook you so fast your head will spin).
Avatar f tn I had the hot flashes and I developed a raised rash on my face. The side effects lasted for two days after I stopped the medicine. I called the doctor and she said to stop taking it.
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...
1283286 tn?1312915566 What dose did your doctor say for you if you don't mind me asking Deb? He prescribed a 300mg pill twice daily for me...In regard to the med Cantdoit,,I found this older post about it..Its like some of the posts you see about suboxone. It either did wonders or caused problems.... http://www.medhelp.
1069644 tn?1276932463 It was a trigger and all of a sudden I couldn't breathe, voice quivered and had hot flashes. i had to excuse myself for about 10 min until it passed. It got to the point of having them daily and just the thought of doing an enrollment would strart to bring it on. Just the thought of having one would start the adrenaline going. Thought I was losing my mind because it was so stupid to have this unexplained fear.
Avatar f tn I was at a higher dose of about 2500mg for a short period of time and I did not taper. For me, it started with restlessness, then I thought my skin was going to burn off and then severe hot flashes and waves of nausea. No deep bone pain or anything like opiate withdrawal, but very uncomfortable. A little anxiety and depression. THEN, restless legs.
Avatar m tn It's used for a variety of things, pain, seizure control, hot flashes, neuropathic pain control for people with fibromyalgia, diabetes. It's even been used for opiate withdrawal, and smoking cessation like welbutrin. The only "bad' thing associated mainly is that it may cause mood changes, depression. But usually in higher doses than you are on.
Avatar m tn Even time I felt a wave of nausea, Jack would jump off the end of the bed and run for his papers and throw up. Should I have been mad at him for getting ill, ...no he made it to the papers I keep by the door for him...but twice he didn't...so. no...he didn't get a verbal assault...he got a hug.... he was just feeling what I was feeling....and even though I was fine the next day...he was as weak as a dish towel having taken the full assault of whatever was going on inside of me.
Avatar f tn Have you considered peri-menopause as a source for the night sweats/hot flashes? I had those horribly, when I was in peri-menopause, to the point where I sometimes had to get up and change sheets, shower and put on clean night clothes. B-12 deficiency can cause the zombie fatigue, but if you're taking daily shots (very rare), that should be resolving (depending on how long you've been on the shots). Some of the weight gain, could be attributable to constipation.
147426 tn?1317269232 One of the things I have tried to be careful of is appearing to WANT a dx of MS but how do you do that when you have to fight for a dx? When you are begging for some one to listen but they won't. I know that probably sounds ridiculous. Who would want a DX of MS? I think a few of those who are dx'd quickly or easily might get the wrong idea from those who have struggled for a DX. Maybe it appears we are wanting a dx of MS?
429155 tn?1205676864 30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ). then have a drive round, I find I am noticing things I took for granted before, things are in much sharper focus. Although I had real bad stomach cramps, the Flu like symtoms have all but gone.
2198057 tn?1338534805 Anxiety did increase have been having to take 1/2 xanax by afternoon to calm the jetttery, jump out of your skin, hot flashes anxiety. Trying to stay with the Zoloft but do not like taking the benzos, but if the Zoloft helps in the long term will be worth it. Tried Wellbutrin way too much anxiety with little hope of getting better. Lexapro made me sick, lost too much weight. Gald to hear that it takes time to adjust as I feel like I am on a roller coaster.
Avatar m tn (should have mentioned, I'm getting a second opinion at the Royal Manchester eye hospital, which is the place to go for eyes in my neck of the woods. It's the UK, though, so it will probably take a couple of months to get seen, now it's down as non-urgent). Here's another question. How big are your spots? If I hold my arm outstretched, mine are about half the size of a fingertip. I know that's a bit vague, but I don;t know how else to rate them.
20803321 tn?1513925514 I also had a hysterectomy at that time. Estradiol and Gabapentin at the dose I am taking for hot flashes doesnt help this pain. What could be wrong? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I have been on the 25mcg for 6 hrs with only a little relief. Is it possible to get more relief?
Avatar n tn I haven't been able to talk to anyone about this because I don't know anyone who has been on the shot for a long time and come off of it. Thank you all so much for sharing your experiences with me. It makes me feel so much better to know I'm not crazy. My last shot was due in February. I can't wait for it to be over!! I have no motivation to get off my butt and burn fat because I'm depressed, tired, moody, and full of pimples. Yucky rotten depo.
Avatar m tn It has been checked 3 times, and twice it was off. My doctor proscribed some medicine(Levothyroxine, lowest dose possible for now- .25 or 25) for 2 months. In 6 weeks we'll do blood work again and see if I still have the inner cold feeling.
522415 tn?1242941355 told me that no matter what I had to get back on the morphine for my sanity and for the pain. It is all I can do now to get out of bed. I have had 3 false heart attacks in 2 weeks time. Because of over doing on my good days. The muscles around my heart were the weakest in my body so that is were the fibromyligia attacked. May God Bless you and ask your doctor for something that is going to work because you feel like you are going in saine with the pain you are in.
Avatar n tn Mine was at 20mm and I was starting to show signs of paralysis when mine was discovered, so I was rushed to surgery. I only knew of the existance of Chiari for 3 weeks before my surgery, some people may be diagnosed and watched for years, even decades, before they need surgery. Type 2 and beyond are often noticable at birth. They often causes partial or complete paralysis below the spinal defect and generally have noticable malformed brains at least on an MRI.
Avatar n tn so if any of u out there are finding it hard to cope with withdrawls or wanting help with getting off your meds id recommend asking your doctor about this fantastic drug GABAPENTIN it has done me the world of gd and i have managed to reduce my dose of oxycodones from 120mg + a day to a nice lower 20-30 mg a day in the space of 2 days i do hope this helps some of u out there and good luck on your recovery Cheers Andy
620048 tn?1358021835 Didnt think much about it but i am feeling like crap , headaches are worse and feel like i am having hot flashes, I havent had hot flashes for a long time now. I just don't feel well...like i am coming down with something. I just got over a cold, i guess it could still be the same cold. Except for the wierd hot flashes.... Does anyone know what kind of withdrawal syptoms or have you experienced any ?
378725 tn?1200688402 Also, I get episodes where I feel heat that begins at my head, and moves down my body. It is different from the hot flashes of menopause, in a way I can't exactly describe. It is not just my perception; one of my granddaughters says, "I love to snuggle up with you, Granny, cuz you're always so warm." I have noticed that if I miss a dose of Lyrica (Or gabapentin, when I was on that.) this whole pattern was much worse.
Avatar f tn The tremors started last January. I've been on a low dose of synthroid for my thyroid for 20 years and was recently checked and was within normal range. I'm a young ;) 58 and have been in menopause for 5 years. Still have bouts of hot flashes - handle with over the counter remedies. Because of different reasons including problems with fibroids Inever wanted to do HRT. I'm also on meds for asthma, allergies and indigestion - advair, singulair, rhinocort and aciphex.
600857 tn?1230061370 It has higher binding at lower doses and its binding percentage decreases at lower doses (but you still are delivered more milligrams of this medication as the dose increases). The maximum dose of Neurontin is generally 3600 mg in a day in divided doses (1200 mg three times a day). I have had patients on higher doses, as much as 5400 mg in s day. One must also go up slowly on the dose to limit the side effects, which are generally dose dependent.
Avatar f tn I take 120Mg of Cymbolta and 2400 Mg of Gabipention for the leg and 30 Mg of Mobic for the hip pain. When I need a bit more help with the hip pain, I take 5/325 MG of Hydroco App. On my worst day I have taken as many as 6 of my Hydraco App but two is normal on my bad days. I do not take it every day. However when I do take it about four hours later I start to sweat really, really bad. I thought it was due to the Hydroco and you should know you are not alone.
382218 tn?1341185087 My daily meds are Copaxone, gabapentin and nortriptyline, occasionally Apo-Amilzide for PMS bloating. None of these meds are new, I've been on them or years. I also take Vitamin D. I had one episode of severe flushing a couple of years ago after taking a high dose of niacin on one occasion however haven't taken any since. I read that in some cases spinal lesions can cause flushing. Can this occur in MS? I do have MS lesions on my cervical and thoracic spinal cord.
Avatar f tn I am having a hard time stopping and I know I need to . I have taken this for a long time. First, I was prescribed this med and then I found other ways to get it. Knowbody knows I take it as much as I do. Anyone....have some advice?
544292 tn?1268886268 The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose). Tramadol is more complex than other opiate and opiate-like medications because it also appears to have actions on the GABAergic, noradrenergic, and serotonergic systems in the brain.