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Gabapentin helping me both mentally and physically
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I started on Gabapentin 6 days ago and I feel great. I have a new pm doc and he added this med to the other pain meds that I've been on for 6 years. Regained feeling in both feet that have nerve damage, and along with ms contin 30 my bid and 15 mg x 4 of oxycodone, my back and knees are not as painful as they usually are. I have 10 percent of my lower spine remaining from degeneration and both knees are bone on bone. Not only is the pain tolerable but my mental health seems to have improved drastically. I've read mostly horror stories about gabapentin, but I'm wondering if anyone else has a positive opinion about it. Thanks for reading ## In most cases, those who have had a positive experience with a medication aren't the ones Googling online to find a site like this, th...
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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 19 hours ago.
 
stop 100 mg Gabapentin?
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I have been taking 100 mg of gabapentin for three weeks for neuropathy and it helped but I am feeling so down and giving mood swings so I want to stop taking it. Can I just stop it without ant problems. I'm taking a capsule so I can't cut it in half. ## After such a short period of time, you usually can, but it would be best to check with your doctor, to be safe. If you are prone to seizures, there is a risk of your experiencing them, according to FDA reports. However, you should be aware that these side effects will usually pass, once your body gets used to the medication, which generally takes about 5 to 6 weeks. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change?
Updated 1 day 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 1 day ago.
 
Gabapentin with Hydrocodone
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I just took my second dose of gabapentin 100 mgs this morning. I was also prescribed hydrocodone 10/325. Is it safe for me to take the hydrocodone if it has been eight hours ago since I took the gabapentin? I know it takes a long time for gabapentin to get out of your system and I can't be too safe when mixing medications. Thanks in advance to any help I get. ## It should be okay to take them together, if they have both been prescribed for you. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Will I get the same level of pain relief from stopping norco 10-325 mg and starting 300 mg gabapentin? ## If it were me it wouldn't, but everyone's different. My pm doctor ju...
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does gabapentin show up in urine tests at a dr. office?
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My pain dr tests me of course and he doesn't give me nearly half of what my now non-practicing dr gave me for bulging disc and osteoarthritis in my l4 and l5 and s1 discs. I'm always in pain and 3 oxy 16 mg don't work when the topamax he gave metabolizes it so quickly. I got some neurontin and that helps so much with the nerve pain, i want to ask him about it at my next appt. But I dont want it to show in the drug screen he does every appt. Do I need to worry that it will show? ## I went to dr. Today..I have been on norco10/325 for over 2 years now I took a blood test and also urine test which she sent a letter to come in so I did .&she informed me that my test showed ( in other words) she said something a bout Matabulizing ??? Wasn't sure what she meant there&I ...
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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 ...
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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 future....as I might kill myself tomorrow so why Bother. People say you need to see a phy. Dr. ...to what av...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
estop plus
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I am using this medicine just for the last five days.but I feel very disinterested in the work. I feel drowsiness. I fee anxious etc. etc. please suggest me if I shall continue the medicine. ## I am from j & k and suffering from the balance problem for the last four years. despite consulting neurologists,orthopedics, general physicians & despite of mri scanning of brain and cervical which turned normal, doctors prescribed me pain killers, gabapentin,methylcobalamin.betahistine but of no use since last four years, now recently doctor prescribed me stalopram plus one tab at bed time but it causes me drowsiness, uneasiness,disinterest in work, etc.etc. kindly advise me what shall I do now, ## Hi I would stop all those that make u feel that way. The gabapentin is like the neurotin.....
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Gabapentin and opiate withdrawals
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Does gabapentin help at all with opiate withdrawals? Does it make it at all any more comfortable? ## It may help alleviate some of the symptoms and prevent the risk of possible seizures, according to FDA reports. Has your doctor prescribed it for you? Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Gabapentin affecting libido
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My Gabapentin intake was increased to 2500mg a day and since then it has increased my libido dramatically. I was just wondering if there is anyone else who has had this side effect? It's not a bad side effect but I was just wondering. ## Some medications do that to some people, in some others it may cause the opposite effect. The FDA lists the other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Have you experienced any other issues from taking this higher dose? ## I just got prescribed Gabapentin, 900 mg/day and this is day 5 and I'm still feeling loopy. If you don't mind me asking, why are you on such a high dose? I'm on it for a few nerve damage issues, but have noticed my mood is a bit more upbeat.
Updated 3 days 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 3 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 5 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? ## 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? ## I took a quantitative med match lab test at Quest for Gabapentin, doctor is checking my levels...I took more than prescribed on Fri, Sat and Sun. Mon, Tues, and Wed I took as prescribed....plus drank a lot of water on tues and Wed...the lab test I did at noon on Wed....will my levels be normal or show that I am taking a higher dose than prescribed on occasion? ## I took 2 gabapentin 800mg pills at about 10am and I ...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Gabapentin 300mg yellow capsule for veterinary use
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A friend gave me some pills for my dog who has been having seizures. Is this safe to give a boxer who is 7 years old and weighs about 65lbs?
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Gabapentin 800mg help to pay
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Trying to find help to pay for my meds. I take gabapentin 800 mg three times a day and now they just now put me on a spin down where they won't cover my prescriptions unless I spend $1,600 every 3 months on medical. So I was wondering if there's any programs that you know of you can point me in the right direction? Thank you, bye bye. ## Hi Joyce - sorry to hear about your challenges covering the Gabapentin costs. Truly a sad thing to hear as noone should have to extend themselves financially to pay for a drug that helps them! Well, I imagine that you may have several options. One could be trying out a rx discount card like this one this site offers. It's free to use, and in some cases it can really offer a good savings on prescription refills. Another route would be to try ...
Updated 7 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 7 days ago.
 
is it ok to take 500mg methacarbam and 100mg gabapentin together
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I ran out of my tramadol was wondering if could be take the gabapentin in its place with my methacarbam muscle relaxants ? ## Hello, Slo! How are you? Gabapentin is not an actual analgesic, so it won't work like the Tramadol. As classified by the FDA, it's actually an anticonvulsant that can also help with some types of nerve pain and some mood disorders, but it must be taken for 4 to 6 weeks, before it will reach its full level of efficacy in the body and alleviate pain. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. Tramadol, however, is an opioid analgesic that carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and constipation. Methocarbamol is a muscle r...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
Best times to take gabapentin
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I have started taking gabapentin 100mg twice a day. When is the best time to take it. Do the side effects go away or do you just have to put up with them? ## Hi sarah, Dosing schedules for Gabapentin are largely dependent upon your reasons for taking it. (i.e. - the usual adult dose for Epilepsy is as follows): Initial dose: 300 mg orally on day one, 300 mg orally twice a day on day two, then 300 mg orally 3 times a day on day three. Maintenance dose: 900 to 1800 mg orally in 3 divided doses. If necessary, the dose may be increased using 300 mg or 400 mg capsules three times a day up to 1800 mg/day. Dosages up to 2400 mg/day have been well tolerated in long-term clinical studies. Doses of 3600 mg/day have also been administered to a small number of patients for a relatively short durati...
Updated 8 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 ## I took 900mg of gabapentin by mistake a week ago and I have a urine test this Wensday will I pass this test?
Updated 8 days ago.
 

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