Neurontin and wine

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620877 tn?1282767697 Just curious what side effects you have experienced (and at what dosage), and how long they lasted? I just started this last weekend, 300mg once a day at bedtime. I am having a really hard time waking up in the morning and for the first half of the day I feel a little "loopy" or my head feels "swimmy"....if that makes any sense..... My Internist warned me that I may feel tired/groggy in the morning, but that it should go away after a week or so. Thanks for any input...
Avatar n tn In my thirties they became more frequent right before my periods and vomiting began. I've been on several different therapies with short term success. My neurologist recently subscribed neurontin -- 300 mg 3x per day. The medication is really helping -- but I've experienced tremendous weight gain. What alternatives could I explore that would have similar success without the weight gain? Also -- when I do get break through headaches - what treatment plan would you suggest?
Avatar n tn I have been taking neurontin for six months for polyneuropathy at low doses and it reduced my pain and increased my endurance without discomfort. My side effects were just a little nasal dryness and initially (first two weeks or a month) some slight fuzziness just after taking the dosage. Does anyone know what would be a natural (herbal, supplement) replacement for this drug? I read above that Magnezium might be one. Has anyone tried this, or know of something else that would work?
Avatar n tn alone and try to find a reputable drug site and check side effects or contraindications. The wine alone? I sincerely doubt it. I would guess one or more of the drugs or the combination of one or more of the drugs with wine.
Avatar n tn I take neurontin, cymbalta, abilify, vyvanse and sometimes vistral in the morning, and continue to take 600mg of neurontin every four to six hours throughout the day and finally two at bedtime. I take vistral as needed for anxiety. Its a lot of medication, but it's what it takes to keep me functioning as normal as possible and not let my bipolarII take over. I too am a big wine drinker.
382218 tn?1341185087 But I too enjoy wine from time to time and would like to continue if there are no health implications. After all, I have no other vices left!
Avatar n tn Viagra or Cialis didnt work. Went back on Luvox up to 150mg and Neurontin 300mg 2x a day.I would get an erection but a thought would pop into my head that Im not performing well and it would go down. Somehow Cialis started to work for me again and its been successful. Now my question, is this the medication, or indeed performance anxiety or just anxiety and stress? I also have been stressing and obsessing about post ssri sexual dysfunction.
Avatar n tn Viagra or Cialis didnt work. Went back on Luvox up to 150mg and Neurontin 300mg 2x a day.I would get an erection but a thought would pop into my head that Im not performing well and it would go down. Somehow Cialis started to work for me again and its been successful. Now my question, is this the medication, or indeed performance anxiety or just anxiety and stress? I also have been stressing and obsessing about post ssri sexual dysfunction.
1415174 tn?1453246703 I can be walking or sitting and the vertigo will come on all of a sudden and I can't stand up at all. I fell the other day and hurt my hip and arm but didn't break either luckily. I have been given Cyproheptadine 8mg at bedtime and this almost got rid of the flying lights but not anything else. So, they are thinking of giving me amitriptiline (Elavil). Has this worked for anyone on the visuals and especially vertigo? Any bad reaction to this drug and how hard is it to get off of if necessary.
198419 tn?1360245956 It took several years before it was discovered that I have restless leg syndrome, and Neurontin and then Lyrica help with that, but I still have trouble sleeping. The closest I ever came to cracking was sitting on the kitchen floor at 5 am trying to get my cat to take his medicine; I was ready to put him up for adoption, run away from home, etc. I had a good cry, then Fluffy licked my hand, wanted to go back to bed, snuggled up next to me and purred, and I drifted off.
Avatar f tn It's a great place for information and to learn and share. I suffer from chronic pain, and have so for many years. Some is related to the MS, to another neurological condition I have, neurofibromatosis, but the majority is due to degenerative disk disease. The pain from the disk disease is the worst. It severely affects my ability to walk, stand for any length of time - more than 20 inutes, balance, etc.
Avatar n tn Laurell, Your symptoms sound a lot like mine. I too have a glass of wine at night and this seems to help. It definitely calms my nerves. I just don't want this to become a habit. Have a great weekend!
Avatar n tn The seizures still break through but I get groggy from the Neurontin and now am on too low a dose to completely stop the seizures. I would prefer more Klonopin but my Doc put a limit on the 8 MGs a day. Oh well it could be worse. At least I have not had a drink in six months.
Avatar m tn Soon after my accident I started having rasacea on my face and red ithcy eyes. Neck stifness and pain and migraines, headaches at least 3 times a week began right after my accident. Do I have a skin disease or nerve damage, or... my gosh I don<t know what to do. I have so much hair that I don<t know if I am losing too much. I do fill a hair brush every day. My teeth hurt when I floss. I have to take two 400mg Motrins twice a day to stop pain after flossing.
Avatar n tn I am relieved and angry . My neurologist has me on neurontin for pain and it works like magic. I begged her for topamax after researching it for 2 minutes lol. at this pont in time I am not afraid of anything. Possible side effects don't scare me any more. weight gain does lol slight BDD going on also along with OCD and all the other initials out there. Talk to your Dr. but try anything once If it doesn't help you you can stop!
Avatar n tn I'm a senior in college, a wife and mother of three, and I need to figure this out and either fix it and go to work, or get it diagnosed, and accept disability...but not knowing is driving me CRAZY!!! Please help me.
Avatar n tn I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
Avatar n tn I tried to search using those key words both on this site and elsewhere, but I want to find an article that my doctor will take seriously. If there are challenges that might be being missed in my routine screening of the thyroid, I want to address them. I am basically not functioning. The sweating has started again and also my movement is out of control. These things seem to be related to my thyroid replacement.
Avatar n tn The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
Avatar n tn Due to my realpse I participate in a professional diversion program. I've been taking Ultram for chronic pain (along with Neurontin and wellbutrin) for about 3 years now. I've done well. Have never had "that" feeling with any of my meds, and have not had a desire to take them other than as prescribed. Unfortunately, my diversion program is now insisting I stop Ultram because it is addicting. Have any formal studies been done?
Avatar n tn Eventually I switched to Neurontin (gabapentin), which because it wasn't using up all my liver enzymes, allowed me to drink wine again, a huge relief. I gained weight, and quit sweating, except when I did perspire it was overwhelmingly smelly, and my hair thinned some, but basically the trade-off seemed worth it.
Avatar f tn Neurontin (gabapentin), usually prescribed for seizures and nerve pain helps my painless tingling as well as my anxiety. The only problem is it's half short life, which is only about six hours, so you have to take it three times a day, usually. I take a 100 mg. capsule and within an hour, my tingling is gone. I'd advise anyone with tingling due to anxiety to give it a try as it has a very benign side effect profile.
544292 tn?1268886268 So I dug up some more info that I wanna share ... in case you are dying of curiousity. Or need more info like I do. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http***;read=3179 not just for breakfast anymore Posted By: mkny Date: Friday, 21 October 2005, at 3:53 a.m.
Avatar n tn Sometimes ( a lot of the time) the neuros don't know what is causing these symptoms and symptom management (Lyrica, Neurontin, anti-depressants) is all you can do as well as watch and wait for progression or regression. I hope I have helped. I have been so helped by so many posters on this site!
Avatar n tn I then started to experience intermitant sensations of what I can only describe as light numbness and pins and needles in both my hands and feet, but primarily on my left sided extremeties.I would also occassionaly get these sensations on a small area of my left thigh.These sensations regularly come and go, but last seconds rather than minutes/hours.
Avatar n tn About six months ago my left neck began to hurt and I noticed what I thought was a lump there. I went to a head and neck specialist and he said that I had inflammtion of my Carotid artery(Carotidynia). The lump, I guess, was just the bifurcation of my artery that was swollen. The doctor told me to take an anti-inflammatory(ibuprophen) for 2 weeks. The pain finally diminished, but about a month later it started in my right neck.
Avatar n tn Many people with CMT do NOT have these pains, however, which is why i'm still searching stuff on this. I take Lyrica and sometimes Neurontin for the stabs... it does cut down on them by quite a bit but the Lyrica is about 60 dollars a month (I have no health plan). Anyway I hope that helps somebody, feel free to add me to your msn if you'd like to vent. :) I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!!!!!!!!!!
117078 tn?1200026271 There are times when my chest starts hurting and I become diaphoretic and the pain radiates to the left arm. The doctor has been blowing me off. I am also having headaches after exertion. I appreciate your help. Thanks.