Gabapentin and magnesium

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Avatar m tn Once you have begun your taper you can purchase some magnesium oil (magnesium chloride) and spray it on your arms and legs and rub it in the magnesium is infused into your body through your skin directly into the blood stream and this will help lesson or eliminate the withdrawal symptoms. With magnesium oil there is no diarea. I wish you the best in your recovery.
Avatar m tn I have been on may drugs for pain and currently on Gabapentin for vocal cord/coughing issues and leg pain (knee, calf, left side back). I don't think it is helping much. Is anyone else on Gabapentin?
974371 tn?1424656729 Stanfird doctor finally told me to stop it and try taking Magnesium Ixide twice a day fir constipation and decrease if I get diarrhea. I am playing around with that and think it may be upsetting my stomach even though I taje it with food. Told to try Iberogast, order through Anazon. I just tried some today. Told to increase my Gabaoentin, 100 mg per week, until I get to 600 mg 3 x a day. I just went up to 1400 mg and feel a bit dizzy.
1831849 tn?1383231992 I take gabapentin as well and am in the same boat as Ess when it comes to lyrica. I look at it and gain weight as well as get stupid. ;) I've had no issues with gabapentin and it works terrifically to turn off the horrible nerve pain in my hands and legs, and feet. I cannot imagine living without this drug! I've been on it now for 4 plus years. There is a sweet spot, the dose at which the drug is totally effective and that dose is totally individual.
Avatar m tn i used to be prescribed this medication (gabapentin) for GHB withdrawals and as a mood stabilizer and I did abuse it. most of the time at dosages of 8 to 12 800mg tablets at a time and I just wanted to caution anyone who might take alot of it that it did make me have seizures from time to time at dosages as low as 8 400mg capsules. just a cautionary note.
293157 tn?1285877039 I will keep taking the gabapentin, and give it time to work... and up it slowly.
Avatar f tn I have been on tylenol 3 and 300mg of gabapentin for 2 years now. I take 5 tylenols a day and also 6 gabapentins. I tried to quit by myself but I got very ill. I have 2 babies and I need help getting off the medication. I have rhumatoid arthritis.
5288248 tn?1370882123 Hey the Magnesium & Potassium is supposed to help the RLS..They also sell it in the stores called RLS..The Magnesium is the best for detoxing the poisons out and is one that helps balance the brain back!! Keep up the good work..I know you can do it..Stay close to any support you can get!! They also have this powder called "CALM" it helps with it all!!
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.
Avatar n tn However the mechanism of magnesium is utilized in the body chemistry there does seem to be a link between gabapentin and magnesium which is counterproductive. Gabapentin is a seductive drug, my symptoms came on slowly over time and after servral years of usage and after eliminating all of the other druggs I was taking. Gabapentin was making me sick and I sensed an urgency to quit gabapentin as quickly as I could.
Avatar f tn I've been taking gabapentin off and on for RLS and from what I've experienced and been told by the doctors, it's non-addicting and I've experienced no withdrawal effects from it when not taking it. But I only take 300mg at a time. I've found that melatonin and valerian root (purchased otc at any store) work quite well to help me sleep, valerian root also good for anxiety. Hope that helps a bit.
Avatar n tn I also suggest gabapentin, Requip, Seroquel low dose, and Soma if you can get it. Varerian and magnesium are useful as well. It is hard to do it by yourself, so if you run into trouble, read my blogs or look on my clinic website for more info. Good luck to you.
Avatar n tn My doctor has prescribed Gabapentin, but I have to take up to 5 capsules for any relief and it is usually only after 2 hours of suffering. I take B12, iron, and magnesium daily and all of my lab work is normal. I would appreciate any directions you can suggest; my internist is pretty much out of ideas and the pain is unbearable. Thank you.
Avatar m tn She needed to correct her many nutrient deficiency states as you need stomach acid to absorb essential nutrients. Other common causes of anxiety and panic attacks is magnesium deficiency. Also to consider is a thyroid disorders (both hypothyroidism and hypothyroidism) which cause depression and anxiety/panic attack. "It has been found that 4 out of 5 people in the US (or 80%) are deficient in magnesium.
Avatar f tn Another problem is that most of these brain drugs use the same channel as magnesium to get to the brain, which makes magnesium not be absorbed. Since magnesium is essential to relaxation of the nerves and blood vessels this can be exacerbating your migraines as well. Food for thought.
Avatar m tn I saw my doctor who indicated that my cranial exam was normal and it could be due to an electrolyte imbalance, so I started taking magnesium and drinking more Gatorade. I noticed that is happens less frequently when I do this, however today the left side of my face close to my left eye has twitched a few times. It is definitely not continuous and doesn't seem to happen when I'm not thinking about it, i.e. when I exercise (6x/week) I don't feel it at all.
Avatar f tn Basically I'm at the point where it looks like I'll not be able to have insurance pretty soon and I'm currently on the fentanyl patch, vicodin and gabapentin. I know that I can most likely get free or discounted medicine through the manufacturers assistance programs - my question is, will I even be able to get these prescriptions?
Avatar n tn DUDE get off the methadone wile you can it is an evil drug with horrible withdrawals ......there are vitamins you can take for RLS magnesium and potassium will help this....go off the methadone slowly and get on the supplements you will be doing yourself a huge favor......
Avatar m tn , tried most drugs -topomax/gabapentin indomethicin -vitamins coq10/melatonin/ b/butterburr/ magnesium citrate - amitryptoline and norotryptolin have only been tolerated- amitryptoline now- starting to get icepick headaches with which nothing helps - gamma core/ cefaley/ temple massage all make it worse-vagus nerve stimulation -worse- no injuries/drugs active before this- checked for lyme -i have to believe there is a doctor or person somewhere who has had this and found relief.
Avatar f tn I am not sure if this is symptoms from the Chronic EBV or if it is something else that maybe causing this. I am taking gabapentin, magnesium oxide, and tramadol but am having no relief from my symptoms at all. Is there any one that has this Chronic EBV that also has these symptoms and is it related to the EBV or is there something else I should be questioning the doctors about?
Avatar n tn If you research vasospasm you may find some research relating magnesium..and ask your doctor about adding Slo-Mag to your routine...but it sounds as though further work is needed to pin point what's going on. What I'm speaking of here isnt related to arrhythmias or again please let us hear after your Cardio workup, ECG, as the symptoms you are describing overall may be related to TIA, or other urgent indicators.
Avatar n tn I tried that medication for about a month, but the side effects made me very loopy and dizzy. Now that I am diagnosed with Lyme and co. and taking antibiotics, I no longer take the Neurontin or Lyrica as I want to be able to track how my symptoms are doing. It might not work for others as it did for me, just sharing that it did help me to sleep more continuously and toned down some of the tingling/burning sensations.
Avatar n tn Drugs like Buspar and Paxil are good for anxiety and stress and neither are habit forming. Buspar takes a while to work...and may cause a little lightheadednessm, but the side effects are minimal. Plus, Buspar will not zonk you out.
Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the forum! I am sorry to hear about your condition. Yes, it is perplexing. In absence of any other diagnosis, probably you should look at chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. Graded exercise therapy is supposed to be beneficial in relieving the pain in such cases. Deficiency of Vit D and Vit B 6 & 12 should also be explored. Do discuss this with your doctor Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn My doctor says i have a Syatic nerve problem caused by my disc compressing. I take Gabapentin 300mg for nerve pain and tramadol for just the pain. It helps but surgery might work to resolve this but not guaranteed. I hope this helps.
733362 tn?1489798536 Is the herb GABA the same as Gabapentin? That might be an option if it's different than Gabapentin. I bought some Theanine and 5-HTP but they don't seem to help sleep, both are good for the shakes in acute w/d which I am over now. Been feeling okay, just dog tired. I really need some quality sleep, if anyone could help I would be in your debt. BTW, I don't drink coffee anymore and only drink caffeine free coca-cola.
Avatar m tn In fact, i would advice you some mineral supplements, potasium and magnesium... take a hot bath with epsom salts and you will feel much better about your skin crawling... don't forget to drink a lot of fluids ( avoid dehydratation !!! ) gatorade, fruit juices, green tea...maybe some valerian root will help you with anxiety and lack of sleep ( melatonin too )...
Avatar f tn so do have those checked as well. I used to have most of my spasms in my legs....and I had very low Vit D levels, and just taking supplements did not help as I was also low in I needed to take both....
285045 tn?1253644928 One possibility: "Magnesium deficiency symptoms involving the peripheral nervous system include numbness, tingling, and other abnormal sensations, such as zips, zaps and vibratory sensations." The Importance of Magnesium to Human Nutrition Michael Schachter M.D., F.A.C.A.M.