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Is the Gabapentin affecting my eyes?
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I am now taking 7 x 300 gabapentin per day and am getting terrible eye problems: double and blurred vision, I am also sufering unnerving confusion, could it be a side effect of the gabapentin? ## It doesn't seem from the monograph listing, that these are common side effects: Gabepentin Side-Effect Info Click Here I would suggest you speak to your doctor and discuss this as soon as possible, it could be this drug, an illness, or a combo if you are taking something else. ## I get blurred vision with only 2 300 Mg's ## I have been taking 2400 mg (eight 300-mg tablets) a day of gabapentin for more than a year. I have a lot of double vision, though only when I'm tired (which is most of the time). Of course, I take a few other sedating medications as well. I've gotten used to ...
Updated 16 hours ago.
go off gabapentin
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I've been taking 300mg. gabapentin nightly for about 2 months I no longer want to take it because it does nothing for my back pain. Can I just stop taking it without problems. ## It is always best to taper this medication slowly, because stopping it abruptly can cause a risk of seizures. Other withdrawal effects may include rebound pain, depression, anxiety and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 days ago.
what does p mean on a prescription refill?
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I have a prescription for Gabapentin that I used or anxiety. My doctor gave me a prescription for 3 months worth. I noticed on the label it says Refills: P what does P mean? ## I must admit this is one I am not familiar with and I'm wondering if it is a typo. Normally there would be a number there, or it would state no refills. However, only your pharmacist can say for sure, there may be some reason they use it. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Gabapentin 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.
gabapentin side effects rapid pulse
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gabapentin side effects rapid pulse from 85 to 105 at rest. Usually 60-70 at rest. ## And how are you feeling right now ? Did you notice these effects every time you took the Gabapentin ? Rapid heart beat is not specifically listed as a side effect of this medication, however there are other side effects which may be related ... such as dizziness, tremor, nausea, blurred vision. Have you had any of these? Medications which have a neurological effect on the body can certainly come with their own complications. Can you talk about any other details of your experience with this? ## The heart rate remains the same, but I feel better anxiety-wise, which is why I was prescribed it. Steill, I', concerned about the increased heart rate. The doctors say wait and see. Thanks ## Yes, I am exper...
Updated 2 days ago.
how long does it take gabapentin to get out of your system
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i was taking 300 mg neurontin . 1 in am 1 at noon and 2 at bedtime. I was prescribed the med in May of 2013. Increased later when not helping with foot numbness. It has been almost 2 weeks since i tapered myself off of the drug and i still feel nausea in the am which effects my eating. Please advise how long it will take this med to be out of my system. Thank You ## Hi Cindy, Sorry to hear about the nausea you've been experiencing lately. From what I've been researching, in most cases it usually ends up being around 2 to 5 days for this type of medication to clear your system. However because you've been taking it for about a year, I'd imagine your body could still probably use some time to get accustomed to not having it on a regular basis. One study I found mentioned t...
Updated 3 days ago.
Gabapintin taper
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What can I take right after I jump off my gabapentin taper to buffer withdrawal? Any other type of med?? ## Hello, Noble! How are you? Are you tapering or just trying to stop it abruptly? If you stop abruptly it can create the risk of seizures, according to the FDA. Other withdrawal effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, depression and headache. ## I've looked into natural herbal teas to ease WD's from gabapentin. I found Valerian root, lemon balm, passionflower, hops, and chamomile along with lavender flowers combined into a tea helps greatly! {edited for privacy}
Updated 3 days ago.
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 4 days ago.
Gabapentin/Cymbalta/Lyrica Alternatives for Neuropathy Pain
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My dad had a brain infection in his temporal and parietal lobes. After trying to treat it with antibiotics, they finally performed surgery and removed the pus manually. About two months after he was released from the hospital, he began having extremely painful neuropathy in his fingers, legs and feet. His fingertips have been splitting, cracking and bleeding, and his legs and feet have had painful rashes and open wounds. He has tried steroid creams for his legs and feet, which help, but for his hands he has been given Gabapentin, Cymbalta and Lyrica, all which cause strange mental behavior...which I would liken to mildly psychotic. They seem to help his pain, but all make him have "the evil inside," which is what he calls it when he has episodic behavior due to these drugs. Can ...
Updated 4 days ago.
gabapentin, ramipril, epilim - is this safe
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I've been prescribed gabapentin for shingles. I also take ramipril for high blood pressure and epilim for fits. Is it save to take all these pills together? I also can't take aspirin as i've had two subarachnoid hemourages.
Updated 6 days ago.
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...
Updated 6 days ago.
if you took 1200mg of Gabapentin and have a bad kidney liver how long does it take to get out of your system
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I don't take it everyday but I've been wondering cause I get drug tested and if I take gabapentin, how long will it take to be excreted with me having a bad kidney and liver. ## You should nothing to worry about if it's a legal prescribed drug. ## How long does gabapenten take to leave ur system completely as it showed in my saliva tests but id taken it for a broken arm! Can't risk another positive sample
Updated 7 days ago.
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I AM USING A TOPICAL MIXTURE FOR SEVERE SHOULDER PAIN (shoulders should e replaced) but it doesn't do much. What could I safely use with a patch? ## My friend has either hand that will swell and has extreme pain with this including his fingers , wrist and inner forearm. He knows when this is coming on because there will be tingling in his thumbs and he knows this is starting up again. His fingers get so bad He can't use his hand at all. Any suggestions welcome.. Please try to help with any info. Thank
Updated 7 days ago.
gabapentin wd s
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It's not from the Zoloft. Your having gabapentin WD's and symptoms of interdose withdrawals IDK ## Hi! I am not sure who you were responding to, but in the future to make a response to someone's post, you can use the reply button directly under their post, so they will receive notification of your response. As to withdrawals, a person can experience them if they abruptly stop any medication that they've been taking for a long period of time. Thus, both Zoloft and Gabapentin can cause withdrawal issues, including the risk of seizures, which may be dangerous, as reported by the FDA. Other withdrawal effects may include dizziness, headache, irritability, mood swings, rebound depression, anxiety, insomnia and diarrhea. Is there anything I can help with?
Updated 8 days ago.
nurotin withdrawl
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Gabapentin withdrawl DEMONIC please help got hooked after suboxine withdrawl now this is worse definitely. After 10 yr of opiate abuse a HELP SEVERE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AND INSOMNIA DONT LEAVE HOUSE IN 4 WEEKS ## on it to long Oviously 6 weeks. To long had no idiea I was taking 1600 mg down to 700 mg IN JUST 1 MONTH now SEVERE INSOMNIA AND DEPERSONALIZATION. DONT WANNA BE AROUND PEOPLE AT ALL I HAVE NO IDIEA WHAT THIS DRUG IS DOING TO ME ITS CRAZY
Updated 11 days ago.
Gabapentin diarrhea
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Ive been on gabapentin 800mg 3 x's a day for several months for treatment of fibromyalgia pain and anxiety. I have been waking up every morning with diarrhea (2-4 trips to bathroom) for about the same amout of time, and my doctor claims the 2 are not related. I cant remember having a normal bowel movement since beginning the gaba and am wondering if anyone else may have had the same experience? The gaba has been the most effective treatment I've tried for the fibromyalgia pain & the added benefit of treating my anxiety has been wonderful as well & I'd hate to stop taking it. But if the trade off is daily diarrhea, i may have to stop! Of course my doc wants to run a bunch of expensive tests for the diarrhea, but if its as simple as stopping the gaba I'd rather sta...
Updated 11 days ago.
ic gabapentin 300 mg bladder side effects
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I take 100 ic gabapentin 3 times/day for sciatica. Now I find that my bladder leaks about once a week which is unnerving. Has this been reported as a side effect? ## Didn't give enough information about my bladder leakage. The leakage is small and occurs in my sleep. ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has also been proven to help with certain types of nerve pain. This is not listed among the normal side effects, which may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and weight gain. You can read more on it here: Have you talked to your doctor about this? ## Have not talked to doctor about occasional bladder leakage while sleeping since starting Gabapentin. I would like to know if any other persons who take this drug have had this experience. Let me kinow. Thanks ## Having the same pr...
Updated 11 days ago.
side effects of gabapentin off it 2 weeks with terrible side affects docs not doing much at all just me not coping and very depressed weird help
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Side affects of being on it 2 weeks now and have alot of really bad stuff going not helping me much at my wits end now..anyone help?think this is gonna be a difficult one?but any info regarding the way i am feeling would be great please! ## I quit taking the gabapentin almost 2 weeks ago!! I could have been the one writing your post!!! Help!!! I'm miserable too!!! ## Hi...are you having any side affects?mine was abruptly stopped by my stupid doc half way through tapering off that crap,im not any better and has left me with the worst side affects (hopefully not permanent)pain worse than ever,thats the easiest bit..the other stuffs a nightmare.hope your coping?be good to know how your feeling?! ## One thing I'd like to remind everyone of is that ...
Updated 12 days ago.
Gabapentin drug test
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Do they have an instant drug test for gabapentin? Or would the sample have to be sent to a lab to be tested for gabapentin?
Updated 12 days ago.
gabapentin withdrawal still
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Been off Gabby for 5 weeks. Feeling pretty good except still have tightness in chest off and on. Anyone else have chest pain? Was on high dose for quite a while. Got off it too fast. ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? You should have this checked out by your doctor to be safe, there are many things that could cause chest pain and some of them are very dangerous, such as heart conditions. The typical withdrawal effects of Gabapentin are listed by the FDA as possibly including nausea, dizziness, fever, chills, rebound pain, depression, anxiety, seizures and diarrhea. There's a chance the chest pain is associated, but after 5 weeks, most symptoms should be gone. Are you any other medications? ## Just B P meds! Not really a pain more of an ache. Not bad and with all the other withdrawals it ...
Updated 13 days ago.
Sides effects of Gabapentin in the elderly
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Dr. gave me 300mg of gabapentin today for back & sciatic nerve pain what effects have anyone had from this drug? Good 0r Bad ## The elderly are naturally more prone to experiencing side effects from medications, because their bodies tend to be more sensitive to them, so there's a good chance that you'll experience some side effects. The most common ones to Gabapentin are nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood changes. Learn more Gabapentin details here. Does anyone have any experiences to share? ## I was going insane with pain and after trying all levels of opiates, gabapentin (300 mgm 3 x/day) made my life bearable until I had my knee replacement. (2 years ago) then about 4 months ago I took it for 3 weeks to deal with arthritic pain in my lower spine (100-200mgm per da...
Updated 13 days ago.

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