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Gabapentin max dosage for back pain?
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Hi, I've been on Gabapentin for about a year for back pain (I have DDD and arthritis in spine and back) I'm taking five pills a day...600mg each. I've recently been told by (family and friends) that this is a dangerous amount I'm on and they're worried. I do have a doctor appointment scheduled but my doctor left the practice and I'm having to start over with a new one. My previous dr NEVER discussed anything about this drug. She kept telling me to up the dosage until my back felt better. Well, my back pain has all but disappeared. I'm hearing so many bad things about this med and I'm actually thinking this med might be contributing to my career struggle. I write for a living, and coincidentally around the time I started this medication I began having trouble
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how long do side effects of gabapentin last
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I was prescribed gabapentin for nerve pain and my ankle feet and legs swelled really badly I changed to pregabalin but they are still swollen is this a side effect of the medication or could it be something else ## I was prescribed Gabapentin 3 x daily 300mg for severe right leg pain after back surgery. This is the worst drug ever! I had extreme shortness of breath and reported it to the FDA and my doctor. ## No - it is totally the affect of the medicine . I could write you a book on how bad the side effects of those drugs are. Gabapentin was invented yrs ago for epilepsy ! Have had a seizure problem lately ? I am very ANGERY that these drugs are being used for everything! Propping your feet up at nite on a soft incline pillow could actually help. Not having any weight on your legs but ...
Updated 1 day ago in Gabapentin.
 
Neurontin Made Me Feel Euphoric
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I was prescribed neurontin by my doctor. I only took 3 capsules of the 300mg capsules. It made me happy and giggly and I felt like I was floating. I didn't feel angry or as if I wanted to hurt someone as I normally feel daily. Why? ## Neurontin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, which is actually an anticonvulsant, so it works on brain chemicals, this it can cause the effects you experienced in some people, which is why there are warnings that some people are more prone to abuse it. For this same reason, it is also sometimes used to treat mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Wow. That is quite a reaction for such a small dosage. I take 1200 mg, 3 times daily. Been taking it for neuropathy for 10 years. ## Can you...
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Excessive belching on Gabapentin
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I have been on Gabapentin for over a year and a half. I belch all the time unless I'm sleeping or talking. Do any of you have this problem? It's annoying. ## The FDA does list that as being a possible side effect of this medication, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Have you tried altering your diet to help prevent it? Or maybe taking a medication to reduce the gas build up? Are you on any other medications? ## Yes I have tried changing my diet. I do not take other drugs. My dr. wants me to have a endoscopy. She dosent think my continued belching is normal .
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Alcohol and Gabapentin
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Does anyone drink beer or other alcohol while taking this? I start on it tonight, increasing every 5 days to 900 mg total a day. I'm curious as to how much alcohol can be tolerated and if there are any reasons to avoid it completely. I like my Budweiser. Thanks for any input. ## Alcohol should be avoided while using this medication, especially at such a high dosage, because it can aggravate the side effects, making them much more problematic. These can include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and peripheral edema. You can read more on it here: Do you have any other questions? ## what are the bad things with this drug and alcohol? ## I've taken 3600mg of Gabapentin each day for 21 months now! I drink alcohol with them & feel ok. I would just say that the Gabapentin alone will l...
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Why we need to take Levipil 500 ???
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Hello !! On 18th March'12 we were going to ahemadabad.. I reached at 12 in the night, then had sleep by 2am. Then have to wake up early at 6 clock. When i came from the bathroom I fell down. Then again when i gone to take my brush then i was shivering..my full body was shaking..i was out of the world..i did not knew that i am shaking like this.. Then my parents called 108 and gone to hospital..after doing various tests the doctor told that its a case of epilepsy.. Doctor gave me Levipil 500mg..and told to take on morning and night..Plz reply 4 how many years i have to take this medicine..? ## All of my tests are normal but i was admited to the hospital for one days for checking because i was unconscious for 5 minutes. Now i am 100% normal, so why should i take LEVIPIL 500 and ECOSPR...
Updated 2 days ago in Frisium.
 
What Does Neurontin Show Up As On A Drug Screen
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Does anyone know if Neurontin shows up as anything on a drug screen? ## No, Neurontin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to be effective at treating certain types of nerve pain, so it is not a substance that is included on drug test panels. It has also not been known to cause false positives for anything else. Learn more Neurontin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Neurontin only shows up as neurontin or gabapenton and is rarely tested for. I'm in drug court and they test us for everything including neurontin and ultram/ultracet ## Going to Dr tomorrow for migraines. My Friend gave me nuerotin. And buspar. Is this going to show up in blood or urine ## Thank u so much foe the answer to my question. My mom ...
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yellow capsule 215
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Found a yellow capsule with blue numbers (215) in the middle. It's not mine. What is this? I have a baby on the floor sometimes. ## It is manufactured by Ascend Laboratories and they list it as containing 300mgs of Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
How Long Does Gabapentin Stay In Your System
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how long does gabapentin 900mg stay in your system? ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders and, as such, it is not a substance that is tested for on standard drug tests. However, the half-life for your body to process it out is from 5 to 7 hours and total elimination time is usually 5 to 6 half-lives, so you'd be looking at 30 to 42 hours for it to be processed out of your body entirely. Learn more Gabapentin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have a drug test this afternoon n i took a 300mg gabapentin last night...will i pass a urine test today... ## I know it's late but gabapentin is not a controlled substance. ## I have been taking gabapenton for about three months. Can th...
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Gabapentin works right away, but dose doesn't seem enough-after 1 week
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This was my first visit to a neuro.. I started Gabapentin on a friday night a week ago. 100MG 3xDay....I felt some relief the first night and the next day (albeit I had some wacky wacky side-effects at first)..... So I call the Dr.'s office and got a doctor who was covering and explained that I started Gabapentin the night before and wanted to increase the dose. The doc said that if I could handle the side-effects to go ahead. So, the next day I started taking 2x100mg capsles 3xDay... and this helped right away even more.. but in 7 days I feel no more improvement.. and a few days ago I asked the Doc who is my Doc if I can increase it further because it was helping but only 40-60% now.. He said I had to give it 2-4 weeks on this dose.... Couldn't the fact that i'm feeling rel...
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Valparin 200 Syrup Side Effects
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My cousin who is 5 yrs old has a problem in communication though there is no defect in the ears.Instead of replying to the question posted by others the child utters the same question to them. Recently he has been diagonsed and reported that he has epilepsy in brain. Now he is advised to take Valparin 200 syrup every night of about 2.5 ml. This medicine is given for controlling the epilepsy in the brain and as a result of this the hyperactivity comes down. Doctor has advised to take liver test every 6 months as this medicine has got side effects. Are there any serious problems for this medicine? Can you please suggest us good ideas? ## Well, letting his condition go untreated can be far more dangerous, if he is having seizures, than those posed from the medication. It does have it risks...
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what is the difference between gabapentin rx and otc gaba
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I want to know the difference between GABAPENTIN a RX and OTC GABA? ## Hello, Pamela! How are you? There are two completely different substances. The FDA classifies Gabapentin as an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. It requires a doctor's prescription and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. A sudden withdrawal may also create the risk of seizures. The Gaba that you see available over the counter, however, is just a nutritional supplement. The full name for it is actually Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid. It is just an amino acid. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I think I have convinced myself that it helps me to a nice calmness in the evening! My husband takes RX for $$...
Updated 4 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Is Gabapentin A Narcotic
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pleas i need to know for sure if gabapentin is a narcotic and i take them every day . i was perscribed them . i was told that they are i wanna know it they are im not wanting to take them no more. ## No they are not a narcotic. They are ued for a few things, but mostly nerve pain. ## That is correct, Gabapentin is not a narcotic, it is actually an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain forms of nerve pain. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness and weight changes. You can learn more about it here: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Weight changes as in they can make u gain or lose? ## Is gabentin used for severe chronic pain ## Taking it for menopause symptoms ## Can you take Gabapentin100mg andAmlodlpine 5mg at the same time ## You'll gain weight! I...
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Severe Stomach Pain and Trouble Breathing while taking Topamax
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I am a 25 year old female. I had been taking topamax (25mg in the morning and 25mg at night) for about three months for migraine prevention until four days ago. When I first began taking it I realized that I had a few side effects that were easy to find online. These included dizziness, tingling in the hands, feet, and face, as well as a change in the taste of coke (flat and nasty). I also noticed that the effects of drinking alcohol were exacerbated and led to a migraine each time. But besides those two migraines from drinking I did not have any other migraines, which was the only pro about taking this medication. About a month ago things got really bad for me. I began having severe pain in my upper abdomen on the left side where my stomach is. I also could not eat much since eating ma...
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Is GABAPENTIN safe/good/bad with MORPHINE?
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Hello. I have multiple pain issues due to generalized OA, neuralgia, bilateral sciatica, trigger thumbs, carpal tunnel, protruding discs, trapped nerves, compression of spinal cord at L4/5, tendenosis, fibromyalgia and chronically inflammed tendon/nerve sheaths. I'm 52, female and in quite a bit of pain and take a few meds that include 600mg GABAPENTIN 3xdaily, which I love and can't do without. I also take dihydra., and naproxin. I've asked my GP for something more/stronger and I want to get MORPHINE at the starter dose of 30mg slow release, to see how I get on with it. My question I'd like to know from users of gabapentin with morphine is how have you got on with them + is the combo safe/good/bad in your experience? I'd like to know how your side-effects have been ...
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Lamictal in blood and urine tests
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I've been taking 200 mg of lamictal for epilepsy for ten years. Will this show up on a blood or urine test?? How long does it take to get out of your system so it won't show up?? ## First of all, when you are taking a medication, under a doctors orders, there is no reason to worry, all you have to do is tell them that, when you go in for the test. They cannot deny you the use of medications that are essential to your health. Exceptions to this rule are only made for non-essential medications, such as narcotics or Benzodiazepines for people who work in jobs where being under the influence of those can be extremely dangerous, such as someone who is an airline pilot. And second, no, this type of medication is not even tested for and will not show up on the standard urine of blood t...
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gabapentin metallic taste mouth
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I recently started taking gabapentin to alleviate nerve pain from fibromyalgia, but now I am having a metal taste in my mouth and all the teeth brushing in the world doesn't stop it. I am also eating myself out of house and home with this med.... anyone else have this problem, and if so, how do I stop it? ## Hello, Strephannie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. The FDA does list these issues as possible side effects of taking Gabapentin, along with dizziness, headache, dry mouth and mood swings. However, most side effects do tend to improve, as your body gets used to the medication, but it may take a month or so. But weight gain is a problem that most people have when taking this medication and that doesn't usually change, as long as they are ...
Updated 5 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
side effects of epitec
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I am bipolar 2 or so they say. I have been taking epiec 200 and rispadol. I have lost the will to live without the depression of course and i have become an angry horrible person that no one can be around. I have shakes in the head and tiredness that is so not me. I have started to reducing the meds and is on 50 now. I am feeling much better and the old me is returning. Why do people think epitec is such a wonder drug? ## Epitec contains the active ingredient Lamotrigine. Risperdal contains the active ingredient Risperidone. That said, they can both cause the types of effects you experienced and this may have been compounded if you were taking them both at the same time. Have you spoken to your doctor about this problem? ## My daughter has been on Epitec for months now. She started with...
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Itching from gabapentin withdrawal
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Only side effect I'm having is crazy itching from head to toe. On gabapentin 300mg 2xs a day for 4 months due to nerve pain for carpal tunnel both hands. GABA did not help pain but helped me sleep. Had surgery last month, wanted to stop since sleeping better. But now I read here that some folks ARE having itching too! What can I take to help? ## Some antihistamines may help, if you're allowed to take them, or a hydrocortisone cream. But really, it's just going to take time for this withdrawal effect to wear off and go away on its own. You may also experience depression, anxiety and diarrhea. If you stopped abruptly, without tapering it, you should be aware that there can be a risk of seizures, so if you experience one seek immediate medical attention. Is there anything else ...
Updated 6 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
does gabapentin cause major itching
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I take 300 mg gabapentin at night for post operative foot pain and have started itching profusely does this med cause that and if so how long do you have to be off of it before it subsides? ## Hello, Nana! How are you? Yes, according to the FDA, it has been known to cause this as a side effect in some people that take it, along with nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight changes. Have you consulted your doctor? They can help you determine whether or not it is due to the medication, for sure, as well as what you can do to help alleviate it. As to how long it will take to stop, it really depends on how long you've been taking it, it could take a few days, or a week. ## Thank you. Verwon, I have stopped taking gabapentin to see if itching subsides, I am taking doxepin and ceritizine...
Updated 6 days ago in Gabapentin.
 

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