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Avatar f tn If Kolnapin would be a good choice how would I go about starting it since I'm on the Gabapentin? Could I safely start on this while weaning off the Gabapentin? My phsyciatirst says that the Gabapentin is the best medication for my anxiety so I would probably have a hard time getting him to try me on something else. In fact he says that I am stable enough to only see him every other month. I on the other hand do not feel that way.
Avatar f tn Hello, everyone! I am a 16-year-old girl and I take gabapentin for nerve pain (we think...) My neurologist gave me a perscription for 1800 mg per day. 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.
1831849 tn?1383231992 Izel62711 is a new member that has just been prescribed gabapentin for pain on the left side of her ribs. SHe is concerned about the medication. I have taken gabapentin for neuropathic foot pain. It worked well for a while, in tandem with Elavil. I had no side effects, but it eventually stopped working, so I swithed to another anti-seizure med called Lyrica. Anyone else have gabapentin experience to share?
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 I am a bit worried about taking Gabapentin.....if it starts to work, and I think it might be.....(which is awesome for the day to day life), but when you're not in pain, you can forget that something is wrong! Im worried that I won't push for an answer as hard and/or something will get missed! I don't want to take this band-aid treatment for the rests of my life.....I want to get better!
Avatar m tn For those of you taking these drugs (or especially gabapentin) can you comment if you have this side effect?
Avatar f tn I was on 300mg gabapentin for nerve pain foe three weeks, but had to stop abruptly as I was suffering severe breathing problems, Three weeks later I am still suffering withdrawal problems, is this normal.
Avatar n tn Hi - my neurologist has recently put me on 2400 mg of Gabapentin per day for severe RLS, along with the .5 mg Mirapex and .5 mg Clonazepam I am already on. I also had a double bypass about 1 1/2 years ago and am on a lot of different heart meds. For the past two days I have been experiencing numbness in my left arm and hand. I called my pharmiscist just now and he says it is a side effect to the Gabapentin but I should get use to it in a few days. I worry because it is my left arm.
Avatar f tn Since upping my dose of Gabapentin to 1600mg daily for Neuropathy and Migraines I am retaining fluid and I have to push to pee. I am drinking lots and lots of water to counteract the swelling but wonder what the having to push to pee means.
Avatar n tn I've been prescribed Gabapentin to control symptoms of neuropathy in my feet. The nerve damage presented during a course of interferon treatment and still hasn't improved close to three years later. I'm afraid of the drug but am quite weary of dealing with chronic nerve pain. (Btw, I take 600 mgs of ALA daily and haven't found it especially helpful.) Would you mind sharing your experiences with me, both the good and bad?
Avatar m tn After being on the Oxy-c and Tramadol together then just the tramadol for a couple months I got a severe case of Shingles with the treatment being Oxycodone and anti neuropatic pain in my back was unbearable so I was put on Gabapentin which I stayed on for about 7weeks and now I've tried weening back off both the Tram and GabaP but am finding it horrible to endure as it has worsened my depression ..
Avatar f tn I do have a bottle of 100 mg gabapentin (270 count) and have heard it willl ease withdrawal symptoms. How much should I start with, how many doses a day and how many days can I safely take it until I have to withdrawal from it too? I also have a bottle of methocarbamol and have heard it could ease the withdrawals. Has anyone ever tried it? I have been prescribed all these drugs including the vicodin for a botched broken leg/ankle surgery resulting in nerve pain.
Avatar f tn Just seemed weird that it started when I started the gabapentin. But maybe just a new thing for me! I'm going to ask to up it tomorrow. I also had low heart rate right after I started it for a couple of days...down to 48 when my usual is 72 or so, but that seems to have righted itself so I think I can ask for a higher dose. daisy.girl - did you start on a low dose and work up or just start out at your current dose?
Avatar f tn I was prescribed gabapentin along with my Fentanly, but the pharmacist kind of scared me due to the doses I was prescribed. I was to start on 300mg. capsules 3 times a day, then the next week go up to 6-300 capsules (2-3 times a day), then the next week 9 capsules per day ( 3-300mg, capsules per day). I had never taken it before, and when the Pain Management Dr. told me that I might start walking into walls!, (which I forgot to even TELL the pharmecist!
293157 tn?1285877039 Hi there, the MS specialist wants me to up the dose of gabapentin, I'm not taking much right now, only 1 pill 300 mg at night as it really tires me out. She wants me to take 100 mg twice a day in the daytime, but I'm taking amantadine twice a day to help with fatigue. Now the gabapentine twice a day makes me tired? does gabapentin have a side effect that effects you teeth, gums.. etc..get so sore everyday for the past few days, not sure why.
Avatar f tn Medications offered can include the immunosuppressant prednisone, intravenous gamma globulin (IVIG), anticonvulsants such as gabapentin or gabitril and antiviral medication, amongst others, according to the underlying cause. In some cases, rocking the head from side to side will painlessly remove the "pins and needles" sensation in less than a minute. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in the neck.
Avatar f tn ) The problem is while Mandelamine, and the BP and Heart meds and Gabapentin are covered, the Vesicare is NOT COVERED and it is approx. $179.00 for 3 month supply. WHICH OF COURSE ON A FIXED DISABILITY INCOME, I CAN NOT AFFORD! Without these med, my timing will continue to decrease and I will back in the vicious cycle of having the stents every 6 weeks or so again. Why would that medicine NOT be covered?
5657776 tn?1371803486 I have trouble sleeping when i take gabapentin. I take 600mg at bedtime right now. My doctor just started me on it and I took this 5 hours ago. I am supposed to take another 300mg in the morning. I took the 600mg at like 9 pm. It is now almost 3am so I took 20 mg of cyclobenzaprine and the am dose of gabapentin. Is this safe? Like I said I am new to these meds and want to make sure I am not overdoing it.
329994 tn?1301666848 I posted a journal entry today about my neuro visit but wanted to post briefly on here that he put me on Gabapentin. I said no to the Savella because of my heart condition and also I read that it interacts with my Lasix. No problems of that with the Gabapentin. He has me on 100mg 3x a day but I am starting with 2x a day, afternoon and night as it is supposed to make me drowsy and I want to see how I do on it. Yesterday was the first day so I cannot really comment.
5288248 tn?1370882123 I have heard/read that Neurontin/Gabapentin has really helped ease the WD for a lot of people, and has also been prescribed to help restless leg syndrome. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. Thank you and God Bless!
Avatar n tn Hi - my neurologist has recently put me on 2400 mg of Gabapentin per day for severe RLS, along with the .5 mg Mirapex and .5 mg Clonazepam I am already on. I also had a double bypass about 1 1/2 years ago and am on a lot of different heart meds. For the past two days I have been experiencing numbness in my left arm and hand. I called my pharmiscist just now and he says it is a side effect to the Gabapentin but I should get use to it in a few days. I worry because it is my left arm.
Avatar f tn Well, im on day 3 off tramadol, and i have to say, the gabapentin is my best friend. No rls, been sleeping, no night sweats, just a few chills throughout the day, and sneezing. Actually feeling good, clear, got up out of bed the last two mornings feeling positive, not feeling like i cant function without the little devils. Incredible. Not sure how this has worked for anyone else, but for me its an absolute miracle drug!
733362 tn?1489798536 Pain Doc prescribed Catapress (clonadine) and it worked for 6 hours of sleep but made my heart pound. Went to a GP Doc and he prescribed Gabapentin. He wants me to take 300mg 3x a day but it has side effects too, mostly bothers my stomach and I don't like the way I feel on it the next day. Hard to explain exactly how it makes me feel.
Avatar f tn That's what I did. When I couldn't take it anymore I just got in the car and drove around with the music on. There was something about driving and the music that made it all tolerable. I spent the first 3 or 4 nights alternating between driving around and curled up on my shower floor. Literally all night long. I remember how slow the time seemed to go, I thought I would never get thru that first week. But I did and now I am at 80days clean in what seems like the blink of an eye.
1207048 tn?1282177904 I take gabapentin once a day, at night before bed. My doctor said I can take up to 500mg, I usually take 400 and sometimes only 300 mg. I was very resistant to taking medicine that will make me drowsy, so I compromised and only take enough to calm the twitches/ uncomfortable feelings enough for me to sleep. I thought I was taking little enough where I can still hear the kids if they wake up at night, and I do wake up if they need me.
1316877 tn?1275204213 have you heard of what im refering to? Do u suggest, or think its worth trying?
2010625 tn?1329375656 I'll have to do some research on Gabapentin. It could very well be causing your symptoms. Do you remember if you had the heart palps before taking this med? Are you taking it because of an injury?
Avatar f tn I have 70% nerve damage in my leg from this as well that's where gabapentin came into play. I can live a decent life with the meds. Keep my grandchildren etc... Had never thought about needing to reduce, increase anything. I felt like I had finally gotten where the pain was managed and I could at least have a life. Things changed when my insurance was canceled. I never knew that I would have this type of reaction withdrawing from medications. Especially the gabapentin.
335728 tn?1331418012 I know that posting on the weekend is a touch and go thing but I have a couple things that are really scaring me. I am on 900mg/day Tegretol and I am on 900mg/day of Gabapentin as of yesterday. I titrated up to this dose in about two weeks at 300mg increments with the final addition of 300mg in the a.m. yesterday. Felt really foggy and just not right yesterday during the day.