Gabapentin and vision

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Avatar f tn The other day, I went to a Christmas party and left the gabapentin at home, so I missed a dose. I got a horrible stomach ache that night and was miserable. The next day, I took the medicine, and the stomach aches are gone. i also have gotten weird vision problems when I accidentally miss a dose. The little packet that came with my medicine said there can be vision changes and GI problems if you stop taking the medicine completely without medical advice.
Avatar m tn When prescribing Gabapentin carefully evaluate patients for a history of drug abuse and observe them for signs and symptoms of Gabapentin misuse or abuse (e.g. development of tolerance, self-dose escalation, and drug-seeking behavior). DEPENDENCE There are rare postmarketing reports of individuals experiencing withdrawal symptoms shortly after discontinuing higher than recommended doses of Gabapentin used to treat illnesses for which the drug is not approved.
11119474 tn?1428705770 not noticeable from the outside, and vision is blurry. I don't know if I can blame this on the Gabapentin as a side effect, or if it is a true worsening of symptoms of the spinal cord tumor. Any thoughts? Thanks, and hugs to all!
620877 tn?1282767697 This was given to help prevent migraine symptoms, if I understood and remember correctly. Balance and vision have been all goofed up for months, and are both worse today; I pray that this isn't why I felt so crummy today.
Avatar f tn She referred me to a pain management doctor and physical therapist and also gave me a prescription for Gabapentin (100mg...take 100mg at night for 5 days, then 200mg a night for 5 days then 300mg a night). Has anyone taken it and found it helpful? Also what about the dose? So much that I am reading discusses much higher doses and talks about taking it 3 times a day. Any insight would be gratefully appreciated, thanks.
Avatar f tn Went to the neuro today and he upped the Gabapentin to 600mg 4 times a day now instead of 3-I hope it helps! Also, he wants me to take the Phenytoin(sp) again(it didn't seem to help before).
Avatar f tn I was out of the liquid and I was desperate because I didn't want to take it, so I bought the first pills I found. I also had the dizziness and blurred vision. I have some problems with electrolytes, so it messes all that up. It's a bit of a pain, but I find that the easiest thing to get through. Just push through it, that's the way I see it. I've been on Gaba for about a year and a half now. I've got the diarrhea totally under control.
Avatar m tn I have Congenital nystagmus and tried gabapentin but it seemed to be making the Nystagmus worse. I started taking bupropion at the same itme, and suspect the bupropion may have interfered with the initial trial of gabapentin. I need the bupropion for the anxiety associated with Nystagmus, but I know it causes blurred vision and convergence problems. Should I even bother to try memantine? Thanks.
329994 tn?1301666848 feelings in my head, nausea and vomiting, double vision- the list for me went on and on. I started taking Savella about 2 months ago and I REALLy love it! My mother also has FMS and also has loved Savella. She tried it before i did and once she had such success with it, i finally had the resove to get off the Cymbalta. I've never taken Lyrica but i have a friend who takes Lyrica as pain management for Deep Vein Thrombosis and he tells me it works very well for him.
Avatar f tn Shakiness (tremor) Double vision or blurred vision Weakness or fatigue Diarrhea or constipation Dry mouth (see Neurontin and Dry Mouth) Increased appetite or weight gain (see Neurontin and Weight Gain) Bronchitis Accidental injury Sore throat Hyperactivity (in children) Changes in thinking (such as difficulty concentrating) Nervousness Speech problems Memory loss (amnesia) Indigestion or heartburn Gas Back pain Problems walking Twitching High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) Co
Avatar f tn Hello, I have been taking Gabapentin 300mg 3X daily for one month for severe neuropathic pain and CRPS (ulnar nerve) and it is very effective managing pain. However, the side effects significantly affect cognitive function. Change in balance, unsteadiness, loss of coordination, inability to concentrate, unable to focus, dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, tiredness, change in vision (blurred/double vision), rolling eye movements.
874521 tn?1424120397 I think my vision changed slightly as the dosage of gabapentin was changed, so I had to update glasses a few times. Catching the vision change thing for me reduced the ongoing feeling of dizziness because it was just the need for different glasses. There's room for it to be a coincidental age thing, but eye exams showed changes matched dosage changes. Noticed certain fluorescent lights take time to adjust to, but can't say if it is connected to gaba.
Avatar f tn Neurontin is the brand name gabapentin is marketed under by Pfizer. It's an anti-convulsant and is approved to treat epilepsy and some neuropathic pain. From what I understand, it works by leveling out some of the peaks and valleys of brain energy, like a little Zamboni inside your head. Because of this, it has many other uses, as well. In fact, 90% of gabapentin sales are off label. What does "off label" mean?
293157 tn?1285877039 I will keep taking the gabapentin, and give it time to work... and up it slowly.
1573548 tn?1330460463 He asked me if I'd ever taken gabapentin and when I said no he asked why. I'd never heard of it and no other doctor had ever told me about it. It started helping me right away and it is amazing. It made me so angry that I'd been suffering in so much pain for so long and this could have changed my life so much. I would have liked to have a good time during the summer instead of laying in bed in pain and wishing I could move without hurting so much.
634733 tn?1316629592 Hmmm I too am nervous about this but fed up with pain and to complicate matters my chemist reckons I shouldn't take it with the gabapentin and my Dr says do... Best wishes, thinking of you, Cheers, Udkas.
Avatar n tn i took gabapentin for a couple of weeks and it was turning me crazy. i was paranoid and raging mad over nothing. i wouldn't go near it with a ten ft. pole- hah but everyone is different and reacts differently. regardless, it is another perscription and i have found that it is best to stay away from scripts and try to find other natural sources.
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 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
439628 tn?1265205890 I have MS,and Nystagmus the involuntary movement of my vision. Please advice if any drugs,medication or clinical trials exist for Nystagmus? Every thing is moving up-down for years now.
Avatar f tn I have Bipolar 1 and having a lot of anxiety. I was prescribed gabapentin and after a day and a 1/2 I have had a lot of side effects. I mean the anxiety goes away when I take it but its been replaced by a feeling of being 'high' and vision issues along with dizziness. It took about 2 hrs to go away. What I want to know is how long do those side effects last? Do they go away with time or are they here to stay for the duration that I take the medication?
Avatar f tn When the symptoms get worse, my eyes burn and vision gets worse and I get more sensitive to the light and colors. Been having chills, quivering inside, head pounding, itchy, dizzy and like a queezy weird feeling in my stomach. There is like bad times, and worse times that hits all of a sudden.
Avatar n tn In the past two weeks, I have gone on a crisis protocol diet of enzymes and amino acids, but have also cut down my dose of gabapentin to 1800 mg per day and I am waking up 1.5 hours earlier than usual, but feel less forgetful. Any suggestions?
3197167 tn?1348972206 I was on a lot of hydrocodone's, 80 mg of anti-depressants, and gabapentin 300 mg/3x day. I abused the AD and Gaba meds while w/drawing from opiates. Like a fool, popped 20 mg AD's (same kind of AD but not the 80 mg prescribed dose) and a 300 mg Gaba every hr or two for days. Obviously, my neurotransmitters are way messed up and need to heal. I was in a bad accident in 2008 and damaged my retina and cornea in one eye, but was given prednisone drops and it seemed to heal fine.
1418951 tn?1305041820 i see lots of worms kind of things all the time in my vision,sometimes i see them in sparkles. I have vibrating vision all the time.confusion & dizziness all the time. 2 days ago i had visit with neurologist...he said i have migraine with aura & he suggested for MRI.(i'm having this next week) & he also said that i need to take everyday. does untreated migraines effects in vision? i thought those medecines are for temporary relief....
Avatar f tn i have also heared about gabapentin for nyustagmus and that improves vision too much. please suggest me any way to improve vision problems.
Avatar f tn Ever since I was diagnosed with RSDS I am SENSITIVE TO SUN AND GLARE. I have been given prescriptions for both READING GLASSES(vision loss due to aging and deterioration) and SUNGLASSES with antiglare coating. Can anyone suggest WEBSITES where RESEARCH IS AVAILABLE ABOUT PHOTOPHOBIA AND RSDS/CRPS? My MEDICATIONS INCLUDE GABAPENTIN, M'Eslon, statex, CLONAZEPA,M, DANTRIUM. I also use ventolin and symbicort for asthma. Do any of THESE MEDICATIONS CAUSE PHOTOPHOBIA?
Avatar m tn My doctor has given me no other course of action or diagnosis. Blurred vision and head pressure seem very related. Both are better upon waking for about 5 minutes (longer if I do not stand up). When I have a runny nose it is significantly better. My fatigue is not significantly affected by anything. Getting better sleep helps etc. but to no great extent.
Avatar m tn I have since gotten off all Rx's I was on and find that each and every Rx may/can affect your vision. My personal decision was to wait until more healing time has passed before I go have my eyes checked again. I know for a fact that some of the meds I was on can affect my vision, but no one seemed to be able to relate to me last summer when I was so scared about not being able to see correctly. I even had peripheral changes.....sometimes even felt like someone was looking over my shoulder.