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## has anyone had any problems with taking this drugs?I was given the drug for restless legs. ## I take 300mg. and have memory loss, tiredness so bad I'm not sure I want to continue taking it.The doc. wants me to try another drug to give me some umph. Not to sure about that. ## Things to consider - how long have you taken the medication, what exactly do you take it for, what other medications do you take (prescriptiion & OTC). A drug's side effects may diminish or vanish completely over time. A person's age may enter into the overall picture and,as always, a second opinion never hurt. ## since taking it I have been getting a lot of colds/bronchitis duet to low energy and high white cell count. ## I have been taking it for 2 months and the effects are not getting any bett...
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Withdrawal from Gabapentin or Zoloft?
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I started taking Gabapentin 300mg x 3 daily on May 13,015 for severe shingles pain in my ear, mouth and face. June 16,2015 I began having memory lapses not walking straight as well as anxiety. My doctor told me to go off cold turkey. I was to be taking tylenol for the pain as it was not as severe. I also take .5 mg Lorazepam for anxiety up to 2 times per day as needed for my copd depression. I also take .25 Zoloft once daily. I had forgotten to take my Zoloft for three days last week. Now I am having nausea all day long as well as feeling like just crawling in bed. I also have hot flashes. I now do not know which one I am having WD from? Doc says if it continues make an appointment. Take tums for the nausea. They do nothing. I cannot eat until I take a Lorazepam ... as this settles the ...
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false positive for gabapentin?
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I haven't taken gabapentin, it made me ridiculously tired when I was prescribed it back in December so I stopped it. Recently I tested positive for gabapentin and can't figure out why...i take lexapro, lamictal, imitrex, maxalt, suboxone, melatonin, benadryl as needed, ibuprofen as needed and I've had a sinus infection so I was taking otc cold and sinus medicines, one was a daytime formula, a nighttime and decongestant. ..Please tell me what's causing this ## I am on methadone and tested positive for the gabapentin and I know I did not take it. So I feel that I am almost in the same situation as you. Have you found anything out about your results or why it would happen??
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relationship between gabapentin and gluten
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My daughter has celiac disease and also is taking Gabapentin. Does this medication contain ANY substance that contains or is derived from gluten containing source. Is there any know adverse effects in Celiac patients as a result of taking gabapentin ## Chris, just this evening I began to check out my meds re gluten fillers. Neurontin is the brand name and DOES NOT contain gluten, whereas the generic equivalent-Gabapentin DOES use gluten as a filler. This has been found at ## Actually, there are some generics that are gluten-free too. I also have Celiac disease and take the 300mg capsules made by Greenstone and I've never had a reaction. Once my prescription was filled with the generic from Apotex and I took one pill and felt horrible for a solid week. BTW - t...
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Am I in constant withdrawal?
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6 months ago my psychiatrist prescribed 600mg of Gabapentin, to be taken at bedtime, for bipolar disorder, nerve pain and sleep disruption. For months I have been dizzy, lethargic and unable to focus. Since Gabapentin has a half-life of 5-7 hours, could it be that the single daily dose has me in a constant state of withdrawal? I had to miss 3 appointments with my shrink because of back problems and managed to fall through a bureaucratic Medicare crack - the hospital I was seeing him through will no longer accept me as a patient so I am out of luck re asking for help with this medication. Thanks! ## Hello, Curtiosity! How are you? No, only one a day of a medications that isn't a narcotic and is non-habit forming shouldn't cause withdrawals. Gabapentin is classified by the FDA as ...
Updated 2 days ago.
Gabapentin burning during withdrawal
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On Gabapentin for 2 months. Started at 900 mgs (3 doses 3xs/day) for anxiety after getting off Vicoden. Went down to 600/day after 1 week, then 400 3 weeks later. Having severe burning all over body, really horrific. Has anyone else experienced this? And, how much longer should I expect to ween off the 400? Went to dr about burning and he said I needed to increase dosage but I am fearful since I'm down to 400. The burning is the worse at night, unbearable. Have ordered magnesium taurate since others have indicated this will help with withdrawal? ## Hello, Bobby! How are you? If you withdrawal too rapidly from a medication, it can cause a rebound effect of the conditions it is actually intended to relieve, while you're taking. Gabapentin is known to help with nerve pain, thus you...
Updated 3 days ago.
Heavy head feeling
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Hello, I was given gabapentin for unknown nerve disorder. I get shocks all through my body which are very painful. I have many other problems also. Anyway this is my 1st time I took it and it was 300mg. My head feel likes it weighs 500 lbs and I feel like I am heavily drugged and not with it. It is also causing pain on the scar on my head (another story lol ) and my neck. My question is would you keep taking it. They want me to add another pill tomorrow and another (3 total) the next day. I'm thinking I need to just get off them. It didn't really help the zaps too. I would appreciate any feed back ..TY ## Hello, Jmade123! How are you? That's not a normal side effect for Gabapentin, the FDA lists them as typically including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and weight ...
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Gabapentin miracle
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I was off Gabapentin for many, many months and gradually went DOWNHILL with depression and anxiety. I finally went back on it yesterday and I actually feel "normal"! Well, normal for me. I do believe it's a miracle drug! I'm more grateful than I can say! ## Yes it's a miracle med that really works on my feet and legs the electrical pains disappear in about five mins after i take it and unfortunate thsts all it helps and just for taking that pain away it's a blessing,oh I forgot to mention i take the liquid because the pills are to big i can't swallow them and its NASTY ## Thank you both for the feedback on Gabapentin. I find it interesting to see so many mixed reviews on medications like Gabapentin, where some patients find it to be a great treatment option, ...
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Gabapentin Side effects??
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I started taking gabapentin 300mg daily 4 days ago and last night had some strange side effects. The first night I took it right before bed so had no side effects but was very groggy in the morning. The to next two nights I had this almost drunk feeling come over me, almost exactly 2 hours after taking the pill both nights. I was mentally impaired but had a kind of heavy head feeling and some slight tingling as I would if I were to drink. It passed and I was fine. Then yesterday I woke up pain free for the first time, and took the med for the fourth night and like clock work 2 hours later that feeling came over me and then I got double vision, trouble concentrating talking a ton, it makes me feel very uppity. Then I got this hot tingling down my back starting at the base of my skull dow...
Updated 4 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...
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gabapentin dry reaction
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There is a long story and before I forget it all I want to share what is happening at this time. I took Gab. For 5 months and weened myself off over a 30 day period. What I was left with was 7-1/2 months of the worse hell on earth you can imagine, I was compelled to kill myself. I should never have survived to get to the other side of death, but I did and now the medical professional look at me as though I am crazy, Im not! Also, It has made me allergic to everything. I can't take any meds for the pain. I have even resorted to medical Marijo But am allergic to that also. I go through terrible mood swings mostly sadness, despair, lack of motivation, no libido, no plans for the I might kill myself tomorrow so why Bother. People say you need to see a phy. Dr. what av...
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False Positive Drug Test Gabapentin
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Hi my name is rosie, and I have been on neurontin/gabapentin goin on 2mnths now for my nerve pain n my legs from my diabetes,well ne way I've takin 2 urine test and dey com up positive, I dnt take ne other meds bsides wat my doctor prescribe 4 my diabetes. I take gabapentin 300 mg 1 cap e'er 12 hrs. ## What are you getting a false positive for? Gabapentin isn't known to cause false positives. Can you please post back with more information on what else you are taking, including any over the counter products? There are some of them that are known to cause false positives and with more details, I can check them for you. ## A friend of mine failed a drug test for methadone, she swears she has never taken that but she is on neurontin. Will the neurontin cause this test to come ou...
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gabapentin urine test
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Will gabapentin show up in a ten panel drug test?
Updated 7 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 7 days ago.
r 667 bown n yellow capsule
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brown an yellow capsule with r.667 ## This capsule contains 400mgs of Gabapentin, the active ingredient in Neurontin, it is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, weight gain and constipation. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## My sons are insufflating this.. I need to know the side effects
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Gabapentin 2400mg per day
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I have been taking Gabapentin 600 mg, 4x per day for a total dosage of 2400 mg per day to help keep the nerve endings on my bladder calm for the past two years. I have IC [interstitial cystitis]. I'm noticing now that I'm having great difficulty with my memory and just simply recalling words to use in conversation. I'm also having right, low back pain extending into the hip, thigh and lower leg with leg pain when sleeping. This pain is making it difficult for me to walk or sit upright. I stay extremely fatigued. I'm 42 and my uro took me out of work in Oct of 2011 and I don't see myself returning to work. I just wonder if the Gabapentin is helping or worsening my condition [since IC can lead to the above complaints] and if anyone else is having any similar problems. ...
Updated 8 days ago.
Yellow capsule IP 102
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Given a pill to take as if it were Neurotine.....yellow capsule with IP and under, 102 written across. ## NEED TO KNOW IDENTIFICATION OF CAPSULE THAT IS YELLOW WITH IMPRINT OF IP 102 ## I have the same thing and have NO idea what it is. Did you ever find out what it is? ## I tried several different resources and cannot find an identification for this capsule. Does anyone have information on this? ## it is 300mg of Gabapentin ## we have the same capsule & none of our resources at the pharmacy knew what it was either!!!!!!!!!! ## little yellow/white,capsule with IP on the yellow side and IP on the whiye si de ## i found the ip 102 white pill - it says it is used to control siezures ## If it is used to control seizures then there is a chance that it's Gabapentin after all. Anybody ...
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yellow brown capsule 2666
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yellow and brown capsule imprint of R 2666 ## Found a match it's Gabapentin 300 mg, which was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and currently, gabapentin is widely used to relieve pain, especially neuropathic pain. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## I had a total knee replacement and both legs hurt, my back also . I just have aches and pains for the past 5 yrs. can gabapen tin 300 help relieve some pain ??? Please please help ## Yes they will help. Some people say it won't because they wont bother to take them. People in denial that it actually could help them because they want narcotic pain pills.
Updated 9 days ago.
Gabapentin and drug tests
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I'm in drug court and get 5 panel strip tested at random. I've been taking Gabapentin the past few days and passed my strip test yesterday. But today they did a random test to send to the lab for a 10 panel. Will it show up in the lab test?
Updated 10 days ago.
Gabapentin for tinnitus
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My husband was prescribed gabapentin for severe tinnitus. . From the very first gabapentin reduced and sometimes completely stopped the tinnitus, but after about three weeks of use his tinnitus came back as strong as ever and the gabapentin gave him no relief. Has anyone else had that experience that the pills just stop working? If you continue does it start helping again? ## Hello, Chlokara! How are you? His doctor may want him to try a higher dosage, but it is doubtful that it will start helping, again, at the current dosage. Scientific studies have actually shown that Gabapentin isn't more effective than a placebo at treating tinnitus. Conversely, as listed by the FDA, it can actually cause tinnitus as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, weight gain and anorexia. Is ther...
Updated 13 days ago.

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