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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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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...
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Gabapentin Withdrawals Question
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I've been on Gabapentin for two days, taking 100mg twice. Will I have withdrawals if I stop taking it? ## No, there should be any issues after such a short period of time on such a low dose. Why are you stopping it, already? The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, fluid retention, mood swings, and weight gain.
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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...
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gaba 300mg tablets side effects
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Im suffering from slip disc & right knee pain. Recently Doctor has prescribed GABAPENTIN 300mg pill one per day to be taken only at night. Two hours after taking, I felt very dizzy, drowsy & nausea an it continues for the next 24 hours. Feel very sleepy and cant concentrate on my work. Should I continue or stop? Pls advice. ## Hello, Amoy! How are you? Those can be normal side effects of this medication, as reported by the U.S. FDA. You may also experience nausea, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. They should go away, in a few weeks, once your body adjusts to the medication. If they don't, or if they get severe, then you should consult your doctor as you may need to try a different medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have a hemorroid a...
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My Son Experienced Extreme Gastric Upset While Taking Gabapentin And Sertraline Has Anyone Ever This
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My son experiences anxiety and chronic pain, the pain is a result of nerve damage and muscle atrophy. He experienced severe gastric reflux when taking both Setraline and Gabapentin. He has been taking the Sertraline since December 2010 and the Gabapentin was started in March 2011. He had some symptoms of reflux but not nearly to the extent he did, while taking the two togehter. Pain clinic would like him to continue taking the Gabapentin - my thought was to stop the Sertraline and just go with the Gabapentin at 600mg to treat both the anxiety and pain. Has anyone had any similar experiences? ## It is very difficult to say how any medication will affect any particular person that uses it, but yes, it is always possible that one, or more, could cause the production of excess stomach acid,...
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Detoxing off Benzos and Methadone
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Use Gabapentin to get off benzos. Go thru the methadone clinic to detox off methadone... I've done both and it works. ## Really?. How much methadone were you on...for how long were you on it and how many milagrams a week did they decrease your dose?
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Gabapentin breast tenderness
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I've been taking this drug for three weeks at 100 mg once a day, nightly. My breasts are so tender and they look like they are twice their normal size. Could it be the gabapentin? How long will it take to get out of my system? ## It has been known to cause breast enlargement, according to FDA reports, along with nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight gain. I think it only stands to reason that such enlargement would also cause them to become sore. However, I am not a doctor and it's always best to have things checked out to be sure. Are you on any other medications? ## I am also experiencing breast pain with this medication and lots of dizziness..But it does work well for the pain caused by Fibromyalgia !! Damned if you do damned if you don't !!
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Gabapentin White Oval 4443 600 For What
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WHAT IS GABAPENTIN FOR? I WAS GIVEN THESE PILLS WITHOUT MY DOCTOR'S CONSENT. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S SAFE FOR MY HEALTH? I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I TAKE IT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW NOW. THANKS! ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. The main issue, if you don't have a prescription for it, however, is that it does not work right away, like a narcotic or anti-inflammatory would. This medication must be taken on a regular basis, for 4 to 6 weeks, to really start having its full effects in the body and help with the type of conditions that I mentioned. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, weight changes and dry mouth. Learn more: Are there any other questions? ## Thank you for the info on Gabepentin. I just started ...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Gabapentin
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For the past 2 years I have been using a cpac machine to sleep but lately I will wake 5 or more times a night. My doctor prescribe medication for RLS, but did not work, now he has prescribed Gabapentin 300 mg to help me sleep. What I have been reading about the med. I can't find no where that it is for sleeping. ## I was just given a prescription for gabapentin 300mg 90 minutes before bedtime. Can increase 300mg every night to a max of 1200. This increase is weekly. I have symptoms of restless leg syndrome but my problem is much more than RLS. I have heavy legs and problems with balance. I was on Requip with some help to the symptoms but developed compulsive gambling problem. Is anyone else in a similar situation or have any advice for me as to what to expect. I have had this proble...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
Insomnia while taking Gabapentin
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Have been taking gabapentin for a week and am having trouble sleeping anyone having the same problem. ## can't get a good nights sleep two days in a row. surgury pain from lung absess dosen't seem to get any better. ## Yes me too I have been on 100MG for a week.....BUT that is too higher dose so will be coming down to 50MG today......i am not impressed with this drug and as I need my sleep, if i am not happy with 50MG i will stop it..I prefer to have the MS problems than not been able to sleep!! xx ## I am taking 100 MG 3x's a day and have noticed (on about day 5 of this drug) strange dreams when I CAN sleep and trouble getting to sleep in the first place. Anyone else? ## I take 400mg 3 times a day, I will sleep one day and then up for the next two nights and then sleep one ...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
oblong white pill H49 scored
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I need to know if this pill is gabapentin / neurontin? It's a big oblong pill with a line in the middle and H49 on the other side. ## This tablet is manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma, it is a generic for Bactrim, which is an antibiotic, the FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Has this medication been prescribed for you?
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Cold turkey with Gabapentin
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How long do the withdrawals last coming off Gabapentin? I've been taking 3600 mgs. per day for about two years. I have cold sweats and itching. I'm changing over to Lyrica, this is my second day. Is it going to be a problem quitting Gabapentin? I want to quiet cold turkey. I just need to know will it be a problem and how long it takes. Thanks ## Talk to your doctor. He (or she) will probably titrate your dose down fairly quickly. What do you take gabapentin for? I take 2700 mg a day for nerve pain. I have cervical spinal stenosis, but have no side effects. Lyrica is a controlled substance and is rather expensive. It's also addictive. Just do what your doctor says and you'll be Ok. ## Took me 4 weeks to withdraw from gabapentin. Hot, cold, dizziness, no appetite, headache...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Im afraid to take my Gabapentin
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My name is Sara. I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and crohns. I take prednisone and 50 mg tramadol. I've also been prescribed cyclobenzaprine for muscle spasms. Im super sensitive to medications and im allergic to penicillin sulfa toridol, cant take nsaids as I'm allergic to shell fish. Im terrified to start the Gabapentin for spinal and nerve pain. Im afraid i will have a reaction to it. Its 300 mg every 8 hrs. Any advice or reassurance? ## Sara It's surprising that you can tolerate tramadol since that's very similar to the NSAID family. One would think tramadol would cause the same effects that NSAIDs do.Gabapentin is a drug extremely effective for nerve pain unfortunately it has a host of side effect that many find bothersome. But If your prescriber believes ...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
white elliptical/oval pill g 6
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I have a white pill scored on both sides with G 6 on one side. I believe it is a gabapentin 600mg pill by Ascend labs but want to be 100% sure.
Updated 8 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
Gabapentin and Subutex breathing problems
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So, I started taking subutex, now up to 16mg, and gabapentin 900mg x3 daily. I’ve been to the ER twice in one week. I have episodes feeling like I can't breath. Even though I am getting oxygen, my brain is telling me it’s not enough. I feel like I'm suffocating. I stopped taking gabapentin a week ago, even stopped subutex 16mg for 2 days. Still my breathing doesn't feel right. I just don't feel like myself. I’ve been back on subutex for 2 days. Has anybody felt this way on subutex? I have had an EKG twice, blood work, chest xray, cat scan of neck to check for blockage. I do have high blood pressure and I am wondering if the subutex is restricting my vessels causing decreased blood flow, not carrying enough oxygenated blood to my heart. Does anybody have...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
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 8 days ago.
 
Gabapentin toothache
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Will gabapentin work for a severe toothache? I have gabapentin and it says it's for nerve pain but it doesn't list tooth pain. I know I have an exposed nerve. The pain is excruciating. Please help. ## Take Ibuprofen 800 mg every 4 hours non stop for 24 hours.. it will eventually stop the pain from being as bad also gel caps are better ## I have been taking Gabapentin 300mg for a while and decided to stop because of the side effects. I was having difficulties with breathing and sleeping. My blood pressure has also been higher than normal. I guess that everyone is different and it affects everyone differently. My wife also takes 300mg, two tablets 3x daily and she's been having great results. Like I said, everything affects everyone differently and as long as you pay attention...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
Can I urine test positive for benzos when I use gabapentin and tramadol daily
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I have tested positive for benzos. I took one valium seven weeks ago. I am prescribed gabapentin, tramadol, prozac, elavil, lisinipril and synthroid daily. Could the intereaction of these meds in particular the gabapentin and tramadol be the reason why I tested positive for benzos or could it be that valium I took almost 2 months ago? I do weigh 250 pounds I am a mom (belly fat) but I do work out. HELP! I need to get my drivers license restored. ## No just the prozac and elevil mite. But if they are prescribed should not effect your licience specialty renew it
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