Gabapentin and blood pressure

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1831849 tn?1383231992 I can't take it. It works really well for my fasciculations and some pain, however it causes sudden drops in my blood pressure and racing heart. (<1% of people get this symptom though).
Avatar m tn Clonidine is a blood pressure medication that is given mostly for opiate with-drawl but is REALLY helpful for neurontin with-drawls as well.Half of the discomfort is from your blood pressure rising and this is a life saver.The other things you can buy from the local health food store is something called GABA which we know is related in some way to neurontin-gabapentin. This is a natural GABA supplement that will work to restore your natural anxiety blocking and calming brain chemicals.
329994 tn?1301666848 Lastly, I was put on savella but my blood pressure was through the roof and I normally have low blood pressure, low meaning, sometimes I am on meds for them. Also, I became hypoglycemic on savella. So, we are trying a double dip, meaning, trying topamax for my migraines and nerve pain. My main question for writing here is how you all deal with the other conditions that seem to come with the fibro.
Avatar f tn Your doctor may also wish to check your kidney function and your blood pressure. It may be that you may require a diuretic - don't treat yourself at home, do make an appointment and find out the cause of the fluid retention. Sometimes fluid retention can be hormonal, relating to the heart or the kidneys. Natural diuretics are coffee, celery, cucumber (without salt) dandelion coffee. If your legs are retaining the fluid, raise them up when you are resting.
Avatar m tn My father came from Vietnam and is 80 yrs old. His blood pressure fluctuates so much that his doctor would not permit him leaving town visiting his family. So, he is miserable and depressed. Would you please help? Thanks. His blood pressure fluctuates from 120/70 then 190/94 (3-4PM). So, he takes 1/2 of Clonidine HCL (0.1mg) then it drops to 58/47... eventually it comes back to 120/70 at night.
874521 tn?1424120397 I have DDD and the pressure on the nerve roots in my spine are whats causing this nerve pain. Its like theres a tornique (?) up around my thighs and the blood supply and nerve endings are all pinched off...My legs have a deep ache and tingle constantly, I take gabapetin every 5-6hrs otherwise the pain is so severe I can hardly walk....a pain that is so hard to describe..but like they are filled with cement and every nerve fiber is hardening. don't know if this makes any sense?
293157 tn?1285877039 Just timing the gaba an hour or two before or after gerd stuff would help consistency rather than at same time. Tums/Rolaids can affect some blood pressure and other meds the same way. As far as age, it is not the year of the car, but the mileage. Also attitude makes the difference between highway miles and off road.
3213101 tn?1397866145 +Asked my boyfriend, former felon who knows what the system is like- He should be getting librium for anxiety, clonidine for blood pressure (also helps withdrawal symptons), and maybe kaopectate for the stomach issues. He suggests to tell your son to wear sandals no matter what, hep C can be spread easily. Also try to use bleach if possible for his safety and others. I've known several family members on the same gabapentin amount that stopped without an issue.
Avatar f tn But to deal with your withdrawal symptoms, see if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep, Clonidine helps with the creepy-crawly feeling and helps stabilize the blood pressure. All of these medications will make your life easier during this time. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter.
Avatar f tn Some doctors prescribe Clonidine, which is an old blood pressure med, and a lot of people get relief from their withdrawals by using that. But, again, you need to see a doctor to make sure you get the right dosage. Have you looked into getting the things recommended in the Thomas recipe? A lot of people say the supplements can really help minimize the withdrawals. If you can't get a doctor to see you, the ER will help a little.
Avatar f tn When I was coming off fentanyl and oxycodone, my dr put me on Clonidine, a blood pressure med, but very effective. Look it up on the net. Ask your dr to put you on it for a week or two. I only took it 1 week, felt so much better!! I now take 4800 mgs neurontin daily...failed back surgery, severe leg pain. Its not going to help with withdrawal. Believe me. Its for nerve pain...and will leave you sluggish. Good luck and congrats on your decision to stop.
Avatar f tn My doctor prescribed Gabapentin for my nerve damage but i read a post on here by a "Brian" a member and he said he was taking up to 25 hydrocodones a day and Gabapentin helped with the withdrawals TREMENDOUSLY?? Has ANYONE else ever been prescribed GABA for withdrawals?? I am out of my meds (10/325 Percocets) and do not get my refill till the end of this month...I will continue taking these as my doctor prescribed and PRAY TO God That it will get me thru my withdrawals...
Avatar f tn I just had an issue with Gabapentin...I have IBS and was on Miralax to help and it was working...until I took the Gabapentin.....I had one heck of a time getting regulated again..... Time frame.......almost 2 months to get back on track after stopping the meds. And may I add...I was on the Miralax the whole month that I took the gabapentin. May I ask Y u were rx'd it?...maybe another rx will work better.
1140966 tn?1268358082 I'm prescribed as one of my anxiety medications 3,600 and have really high blood pressure for my age 144/81 I've heard gabepentin can cause heart problems so i figured it might be the cause and my heart tends to beat faster then a normal person when i take gabapentin. I do have an extended drug use history but thats tapiered down a ton and even when on things said to lower your blood pressure, how you end up o ding on them is it gets to low my blood pressure is way up there.
Avatar m tn More Common Clumsiness or unsteadiness Continuous, uncontrolled, back-and-forth, or rolling eye movements Blurred vision Cold or flu-like symptoms Delusions Dementia Hoarseness Lack or loss of strength Lower back or side pain Swelling of the hands, feet, or lower legs Trembling or shaking More common in children Aggressive behavior or other behavior problems Anxiety Concentration problems and change in school performance Crying Depression False sense of well-being Hyperactivity or increase i
251908 tn?1189759431 and i checked my own heart rate and blood pressure at a blood pressure checker and it was 119 bpm each time. with a diastolic of 77, and a systolic that varied between 135 and 144. i am extremely alarmed at this as I am only 22 years old and deal with anxiety issues, yet I might hav been a little bit dehydrated at the time. I take seroquel and gabapentin for sleep/ anxiety related issues.
Avatar f tn BP is usually normal, started having headaches from a pinched nerve in my neck (occipital neuralgia) and from my first dr visit for that my blood pressure has gradually ramped up. Only meds I'm taking are gabapentin, flexeril and tylenol. Non of which are suppose to mess with blood pressure. I have been to my dr and was put on hydrochlorothiazide 25mg daily, that was 3 days ago. Anybody else that uses this, how long before it started to do it's thing?
Avatar f tn At this point, since high levels of exercise does increase cardiac workload and stress raising blood pressure and heart rate during a workout, I would talk to a good cardiologist about exercising safely and keep them in the loop about how much you are exercising. There is an emotional and psychological effect here also, that you seem to instinctly recognize. It sounds like you really pay attention to what is going on with you. I don't know if your dr.
Avatar m tn trying the web for answers - had an aura at work, floaters, flashing lights then felt like I had a stroke -checked on site nothing- for almost 2 years - never had a break -pressure and headaches never stop - did all the tests, many neurologists- csf ok -mri -spinal and head ok- internal medicine, immune diseases, sleep tests blood tests, ekg, vision - optical pressure, vascular flow, oxygen levels,acupuncture, chiropractic, physcologist - perfect health before this happened- then one day my life
Avatar n tn But this spasm is 5days old now, very uncomfortable and distracting and exhausting,mostly pressure with some aching, and I had minimal discomfort for 6 months up until this started 5 days ago. Please, has anyone else experienced pressure and tightness like this? after cranial surgery? Any thoughts on what this might be? If it settles eventually? and how to manage it? I never had headaches before my surgery either so if this is a migraine or a type of migraine I have nothing to compare it to.
2056080 tn?1330702452 My doctor has me on lopressor 100mg and spironoalctone 25 mg for blood pressure. At times my right side of my head is numb and I get headaches alot now. I am also on Gabapentin 1,200mg for the back pain and nycynta 10mg when needed. I take Paxil for depression 20mg. I also do my PT therapy exercises and in addition I walk and try to do at least a couple miles slow speed on stationary bike. I guess I am just looking for more information to help me get through this.
1318483 tn?1318350782 like labor contractions without having a break between the waves. The pain in my head was pressure-like and seemed to be stronger in my right side and it included my jaw and ear on the right side. I have NEVER felt this before and the strength of the pain was off the charts. It made me cry and taking breaths was hard to accomplish due to the pain. Due to not being able to take decent breaths, I could not call out to my mom.
952934 tn?1248952344 Repeated procedures have changed the environment of your arteries and veins. Get your dopamine and serotonin blood levels checked. History of taking drugs and certain medications should be looked into. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn I have had the dizzy spells or vertigo for the last 2 years off and on but not accompanied with the pressure feeling with some nausea. Would appreciate any comments.
Avatar f tn My GP has now put me on 3600 mg of Gabapentin and has changed my night med. from 50 mg of Nortiptyline to 0.5 mg of Clonazepam. After about a week the pressure was relieved alot, but now the last couple of days I'm starting to get it back some. My GP is trying to get my neuroligist to set up another Mri of the head or Spinal Tap. My last MRI was 2 yrs ago. Any thoughts or guidance would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I have had these same sort of episodes and my doctor thinks it is related to my blood pressure/blood sugar. My episodes do tend to happen after I have been sitting or laying down and first stand up.
Avatar f tn I'm on Provera for PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease) and I don't know if I can be on med and donate blood 6. I'm on Gabapentin for nerve pain 7. I'm on amitriptyline for anxiety and stomach pains 8. I take vitamin D because I have a vitamin d defficiency I really, really wanna donate blood because I fee like it would be a good thing for me to do for the world. And my blood type is O-, so I can give blood literally to everyone. I really want to do this but I don't know if I can.
1175033 tn?1492204828 I told the pharmacist I get low blood pressure frequently and I said whats too low? He said normal is around 130 over blah and low is anything under like 100 over 50 or 90 over 50, what ever, you catch the drift. So I said, so if I take this and my bp it low like 95 over 50 stop taking and call the doctor. On to the question. I have been taking my bp and blood oxygen levels with my dads equipment and decided before I take something that lowers my bp I am gonna start a journal.
1228375 tn?1406045327 There were some hypersensitivites and bright spots on the brain MRI, but I also am being treated for high blood pressure. Also in this report, we then found out that I have cervical spinal stenosis and a way good headstart on disk degeneration. Current symptoms nowadays: numb arms, toes, fingers, feelings of vertigo, feeling 'out of sync', extreme fatigue, memory issues, depression (on meds for that), tremors (from the essential tremor), constant neck pain (prob.