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Gabapentin to pregabalin
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I am on 600mgs gabapentin 3 times daily. It has caused weight gain and due to the short duration of action I have to dose three separate times. I wanted to know if pregabalin might be better for me. I take gabbys for anxiety and mood disorder. I have heard pregabalin is more efficient and effective. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks. ## There's no way to say which one is more efficient and effective for any given person that tries it, since we are all different. What works well for one person may not work for another, and vice versa. As reported by the FDA, they both carry the risk of causing similar side effects, which aside from the weight gain, may also include nausea, dizziness, headache, and mood swings. Have you discussed the issues with your doctor?
Updated 14 hours ago.
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...
Updated 2 days ago.
pain management for fibromyalgia
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What are the best medications to treat fibromyalgia? I am always hurting somewhere on my body. Especially my back, knees, and hips. I am so exhausted. I wake up every morning feeling like I didn't sleep at all. My doctor gave gabapentin 600mg 3 times a day. They don't work and neither does lyrica. I am just so tired of the pain. I also have trouble walking when my knees, back and hips hurt. Any info you can give me would greatly appreciated. ## There is really no best medication that I can mention, it can vary from person to person. The medications you've mentioned you've mentioned are great examples, they don't work for you, but they do work well for many others that try them. The NIH states the some antidepressants can help, such as Cymbalta or Savella. Have you tr...
Updated 3 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 7 days ago.
trigeminal neuralgia==
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BEEN TAKING GABAPENTIN 300 mgs.-2 caps. 3 x's A DAY. HAVE CONTINUED TO GAIN WEIGHT AND CANNOT LOSE IT. A FRIEND SAID THAT GABBY IS THE REASON. RESEARCHED IT AND IT IS TRUE. IT DOES TAKE AWAY T.N. BUT I GAIN WEIGHT!!! WHAT IS THE ANSWER? ## Yes, it has been known to cause serious weight gain in some people that take it, according to NIH reports. Other side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and dry mouth. If the weight gain has been severe, you may want to speak to your doctor about trying an alternative medication, such as Pregabalin, to see if it may not cause you the same issue. Is there anything else I can help with? ## THANK YOU BUT NO--I WOULD LIKE A NEW BODY BUT NO ONE HAS ONE. THANKS FOR YOUR ANSWER. ## TALKED TO MY FAMILY DOCTOR AND SHE SU...
Updated 7 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 8 days ago.
Should I Be Taking Tramadolhcl And Gabapentin Together
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taking 900mg gabapentin, 100mg tramadol hcl, 1200 IBprofien for deg.disk, spinal stenosis arthritis, neuropathy. have hbp also is this bad ## Taking the Tramadol with the Gabapentin can cause an increase in depression of the central nervous system, so you should be careful to watch for any danger signs, such as shallow breathing, severe sedation and lowered heart rate. Learn more Tramadol details here. Learn more Gabapentin details here. How much of the Ibuprofen do you take? Since you have high blood pressure, you also may want to discuss your use of it with your doctor, because taking high doses over a long period of time may cause elevated blood pressure and fluid retention. Learn more Ibuprofen details here. ## I've been taking tramadol and Neurontin together for severe PHN for ...
Updated 9 days ago.
Big Oval White Pill D 24 On One Side Nothing Other
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found in my daughters suitcase while visiting and nothing on lable please help me cant find anything online to support the pills and let me know what it is/ ## From what I'm finding, a tablet with this marking contains 600mgs of Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders. Learn more Gabapentin details here. Have you talked to her about it? ## The pill that you found in her suitcase is gabapentin which is a pain pill and nerve pill mixed which is used to treat certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders.. I hope this helps you ## You make it sound like it could be in the same category as certain narcotic pain pills such as OxyContin or percocet. Gabapentin is a NON-Narcotic medication used for many different ...
Updated 9 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 9 days ago.
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 10 days ago.
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...
Updated 10 days ago.
drug side affects?!
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I have been on gabapentin 900 mgs a day,tapered down to half that dose,then doc gave me 20mg twice a day,went through horrific withdrawal and doc didnt tell me,have problems with my teeth and mouth since taking gabapentin,i suck constantly on my teeth,teeth like plastic rubber and roof of mouth,burning gums,6th day off gaba and i still have same side affects,lots more,whats happening with my mouth?get no answers from my doc,the pains back worse than ever,help please! ## Hello, Kia5! How are you? That doesn't sound normal for coming off of Gabapentin. Have you consulted a dentist? I really think you should to get a handle on what's going on here. Have you ever had dental problems, before? ## Neurontin/gabapentin can have your typical withdrawal symptoms upon reducing dosage or st...
Updated 17 days ago.
how long do withdrawal side effects of gabapentin last
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I stopped taking a 300 mg twice a day dose of gabapentin last tues. I feel awful depressed sweaty moody irritated emotional very dizzy. How long will I keep feelin this way? My doc had me stop it right away, because I was suppose to go on lyrica. Which honestly I don't want to start taking pain or no pain. I started slurring my words on the gabapentin then felt like wherever I was, I was inside a bubble it was a terrible feeling ## If you have been on it for such a short period of time, they shouldn't last more than a few days, perhaps a week at most. but it can vary from person to person, so I can only give an average from other anecdotal reports. Lyrica is in the same class, so it may or may not cause the same type of problem for you, there's really no way to know without ...
Updated 19 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 20 days ago.
gabapentin caps 300mg for a 40lb. Collie weighing 40 lbs.
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This was a pain med for my 12 yr old, 40 lb collie. Is this capsule actually a form of Gabapentin 300mg? I read elsewhere that the dose should be half that amount!
Updated 23 days ago.
Gabapentin with food
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Does it work better taking food with it? I had read somewhere that small snacks in between made it work better. ## Hello, Babsy! How are you? No, taking it with, or without food isn't known to alter its efficacy, though it may help prevent some of its side effects, such as the nausea and dizziness it can cause, according to the FDA. Other side effects may possibly include headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 24 days ago.
Gabapentin and clonazepam
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I have been taking 300 to 900 mg's of Gabapentin for at least 15 yrs. for restless legs..doesn't seem to be enough now but am hesitant in taking more. Would it help if I took Cal Mag supplements as well at night? I also take a good magnesium supplement at night too. Also because of a recent trauma I'm on one mg of Clonazepam as well which doesn't much help. It puts me out for a couple of hours and then I'm awake. Between the restless legs and the lack of sleep my nights are a bloody nightmare and I'm totally fatigued the next day. Any help out there. Also I'm 75 yrs. old. ## Since my last post, I've seen my doctor and she says I can take 4 gabapentin a night so 1200mg's. It's a lot I know but it's helping the restless legs. Also, and this may ...
Updated 26 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 ...
Updated 26 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 27 days ago.
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 28 days ago.

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