Neurontin tremors

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Avatar f tn I know I have talked about tremors before, but thought I would bring it up again since it still hasn't gone away completely. Tomorrow is my daughter's birthday and I was trying to do some house cleaning. I have a hard time due to eye issues and fatigue, but I like a clean, kept house. Anyway, after a long day of cleaning, resting and cleaning again, my left hand tremor was really pronounced again. Just a refresher for everyone, my left hand tremor began the week before Christmas of 2010.
Avatar n tn I'm not quite sure what your doctors meant when they reportedly told you that you can't come off of the meds. Perhaps they meant you will need seizure meds for the rest of your life rather than those specific meds that you're on now. At any rate, there are many other options available for antiseizure meds in the year 2003 depending on what type of seizure you have. For complex partial seizures, Keppra is a newer drug with less side effects.
Avatar n tn I am a 45 year old female and recently the doctors have told me I have positional tremors and have started me on neurotinin. My short distance vision has gotten very blury since I started this med and I am getting severe lower back pain (down my right leg) Is this normal? Will it clear with time? The medication is working on the tremors - just not sure the side effects are worth it.
Avatar m tn I am under the care of a Neurologist for the tremors. My dx is Pscychotropic Tremors from Neurotin. He said they will eventually go away, doesn't know how long it will take and I am on medication for them. I would listen to your pdoc.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Neurontin for 12 months now, since nerve damage occurred during total hip replacement surgery last year. I am currently taking 3600mg/day (900mg x 4) and have been at this dosage for 6 months, previously at 2400mg/day. I have recently had a neurostimulation system implanted for the neuropathic pain, but use of Neurontin is still called for at this point due to symptoms. My concern is with long term use and side effects of Neurontin (mid-forties male, 170 lbs).
420469 tn?1217650963 I think I've developed an intolerance to Neurontin. After 2.5 years of going off and on it (bad me), I've been on it consistantly for about 6 months now. All of a sudden, over the last week or so, a few hours after I take my dose, I get hit with SEVERE vertigo. I walk like I'm completely drunk, my world spins mercilessly, and nothing helps. The vertigo's been getting worse each day, and today it's been at it's worst.
1490607 tn?1288383290 Has any one heard of or experienced being on Cymbalta and/or Neurontin and where the side effects suddenly became MS like symptoms after being on them for a year?
Avatar n tn I was on neurontin for quite a while due to tremors following a stroke. I was taking 3 a day, and had absolutely no trouble getting off them (cold turkey). My problem is I like the opiates. I was hooked on Lortab for quite a while and went CT, horrible withdrawal, and now through my own stupidity I accepted Norco from my specialist. Only thing is, I don't feel a thing even when I take two at a time. They contain codeine and I'm just curious as to why I feel NOTHING.
Avatar n tn As this could be the withdrawl effects of drugs. This is unlikely to be mini seizures, tremors will happen for a while and then go off on its own. Were you on one or multiple drugs for seizures?
Avatar n tn The reason I am writing is that over the last year, my son has had a tremor in his left arm, this tremor has progressively gotten worse to the point that the school is trying to have him wear an arm weight to help stop the tremors. He is unable to use his left hand for many fine motor things and he says "can't you just fix my arm.
Avatar n tn Does anyone have an explanation the symptom tremors of the hands? Pt has acute leukemia, AML. Symptoms are worse with exertion so I am thinking it is due to low oxygen levels. Has anyone else experienced this?
Avatar f tn Hi! Limbolander back for more advice : ) You all have been great and thanks for all the listening you do and the advice you give. Although he is quite suppportive, I think my husband is probably a little tired of hearing about every new thing that presents itself. Most of all, everything, but the fatigue and pain, has really just been annoying so I try not to harp on it. That being said, here I go: : ) VISUAL DISTURBANCES?
Avatar n tn I'm a 60 year old men, in excellent health, except for experiencing tremors during sleep that wake me up and have difficulty going back to sleep. As I start to fall sleep again, I feel these "rumbleling" (tremors) around my upper body. I immediately wake up again. These tremors last for about 10-15 seconds after I wake up. The first time I experienced this condition was exactly two years ago. It lasted for about four days and it simply went away.
Avatar f tn Neurontin as a rare adverse side effect can cause the permanent movement disorder tardive dyskinesia. When this occurs it can present itself not only as a physical movement disorder but as an impairment of the speech process. For example I have tardive dystonia (a variant of tardive dyskinesia) and as part of I have dysphagia which affects my ability to speak and also tic like spasms similar to Tourette's.
543791 tn?1216385377 I recently had to come off of Neurontin due to side effects. It really did help control my pain so now I'm searching for another option. Can you give me some ideas? One of my doctors recently told me they are now using the popular weightloss HCG shots to treat chronic pain. Seems they accidentally found that chronic pain patients were reporting big improvements in their pain while on the weightloss treatment. So have any of you tried HCG and did it help?
Avatar n tn Finally, I located a blog in what someone mentioned they were taking Neurontin to help with this. I had been taking Neurontin for spinal pain, but I was giving me severe headaches so I stopped. I decided last night with a bout of serve insomnia from this, I decided to start again and give it a try, so I took one 300mg. This morning I believe I am feeling a little better. Yes, I do have a headache, but I will take a headache over the severe internal tremors. I plan on taking 300mg 3xday.
Avatar f tn My neurologist prescribed Neurontin 600 mg/day (Gabapentin) ) and I'm totally panicked about gaining a lot of weight or being dizzy and not able to work or drive. Please share your experiences with this medication. I had really bad experiences with other medications and I don't want to start with it without knowing what could cause. I'm feeling numbness on my left thigh for the last 3 days and today I could hardly walk due to pain in all my leg.
Avatar f tn Other medications that have been tried and work include selective beta-blockers (similar to propranolol, but works selectively on more specific receptors, so that lung issues are less of a problem), and neurontin, which is useful but can cause sedation and weight gain Most medication have one side effect or another but in the treatment of BET, they have been successful for most patients.
Avatar n tn Thanks for your encouragement...... My tremors are internal tremors, as in noone around me can see the tremors.... Only I can feel the shaking inside me head... So people don't feel my pain..... Nobody can see the tremors and how it affects me.... I just have to keep ploughing on in search of answers.....
Avatar n tn I have been on 1200 - 1600 mg of Neurontin and 10 mg of Flexeril at night for a little over 9 years. It did offer wonderful relief from my back pain at night by allowing me to sleep after 2 years of hell. However, it has not worked effectively the last 2 years and I began to experience tremors the last 2 months. Since I finally retired, I decided to get off of Neurontin before I created some other serious CNS event.
Avatar n tn currently (severe over the last 4 weeks, but possibly worsened d/t neurontin they had prescribed -- tremors got better when neurontin was stopped) -- have had mild swallowing problems (approx once a week -- down the wrong pipe), body & head tremors (resting), slurred & stuttered speech off & on, heaviness to lt leg with swayed gait off & on -- stay very tired & have headaches often -- thanks, angie
Avatar f tn I started researching tremors and mostly found essential tremors but this is not the problem. Then about a month ago I found a website started by a pt that had the very same symptoms as I do (Exactly!) I was thrilled to finally have a name for it but then also found out that the cause is unknown and the treatments are drugs,(neurontin and others) that may or may not help. I was just going to concentrate on nursing school and deal with this in a few years if it did not go away.
Avatar n tn Posted By Cindy on June 05, 1998 at 00:57:16: In Reply to: Re: Intentional Tremors posted by CCF MD mdf on June 02, 1998 at 09:04:52: = Tremor and dystonia are not mutually exclusive. You may have a dystonic tremor of the limb, or it could be an intention tremor related to an MS placque in the cerebellar outflow pathway (in the upper midbrain).
Avatar n tn I was so stressed out by having a nice dinner out with friends that I unconsciously decided I had to have have some tremors for a couple hours? I do have some stress in my life, but nothing out of the ordinary. This pain has become chronic and has not prevented me from working as a nurse, caring for my children, doing volunteer work, etc. However, the fact of the matter is that I am in pain most of the time and would really like to get to the bottom of it.
Avatar n tn Diagnosed as Benign Fasics, also tremors and pain posted by Brian on November 17, 1998 at 16:40:26: I have had fasciculations for about 7 months, coupled with flu like aches everywhere, jerky movements of shoulders (especially with stretchingand reaching), and pain in my hands. My hands also tremor with mild ampliitude, but excessively, after minor exertion such as clipping coupons from the newspaper.
Avatar f tn Its possible side effects include nausea, diarrhea, sedation, polyuria (increased urination), increased thirst, tremors, hypothyroidism, and weight gain, to name a few. Long-term treatment with lithium or some other mood-stabilizer is usually the standard of care in the treatment of bipolar disorder. There are other mood stabilizers, Valproic acid (Depakote) being the most common. It is not without side effects (e.g.
Avatar m tn She is experiencing facial numbness, dizziness, blurred vision, muscle weakness, tremors...and a few other symptoms as well. she has an appointment in almost 8 months with the neurologist. I know this is not for diagnostics on here, thats why we are seeing a number of doctors. Her symptoms have been progressing rapidly over the past year or so, would MS be off the table here and if so, what else causes these kinds of symptoms?
Avatar f tn I am on anti-convulsants and this reduces the tremors I have. I'm on Topamax. For tremors, Tegretol helped a great deal, Neurontin, and a bunch more, if you would like names let me know.
Avatar n tn If these do not work then you may give a trial to neurontin or topamax. Most tremors do not go away with medications, but can be reduced by 50-60%, that can significantly improve your quality of life. I hope this has been helpful.
Avatar m tn My Fibro dr wanted to start me on neurontin so she ordered a blood draw to check my thyroid level. Well, the results are back on the thyroid and I was told that I am hypothyroid, which explains the exhaustion and other symptoms. The trouble is, My PCP is out of the office for the next two weeks and I can't get an appt for two weeks after that, which will mean another blood test that, since (I hope) she will want a more recent test, which we won't know the result for another two weeks.