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gabapentin side effects rapid pulse from 85 to 105 at rest. Usually 60-70 at rest.

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Mary Says:
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I also have increased heart rate, feel anxious, can't hardly get to sleep. Once I do I'm really out. Wake up and heart rate is high.
Most always over or around 100. Thats resting. I'm on 1500 mg. a day.
I also take meds for high blood pressure. My sister died of a stroke at 56, because of high blood pressure. I'm freaking out now. I go to doc. in four days. Hope I make it
Also have indigestion and uncomfortable feeling in chest and back on left side.

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bribri Says:
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I am the same way right now woke up feeling very weird, rapid heart , and increased anxiety. Worst feeling ever since my anxiety is already bad enough


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Jamie Says:
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This is also my second time taking gabapentin, I used to not be able to tolerate it during the day and could only take at bedtime, but I'm starting to think that maybe the amount I'm on is just too much. I take it three times a day and seems like my rapid heart beat got worse when it increased to 400mg 3 times a day. Plus I've never had high blood pressure until about six months or so ago, I'm starting to get a little worried. I don't like the feelings I've been having lately. I start feeling like my heart is racing out of my chest and I feel like I'm smothering. I am also 50 and in menopause so I'm going to request my hormone levels checked too. I don't know why it would be that though, cause I had a complete hysterectomy in 2001... I went right into menopause then! Anyway maybe we can get some help, I wish you the best.

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Jamie Says:
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I also take Xanax for anxiety, no problem with it. I believe that gabapentin causes dementia and I think I've even read that it does cause memory loss. My doctor doesn't want me to decrease the gabapentin because he says it has helped my back pain, but my lower back pain is as bad as ever! I think I should start decreasing the gabapentin, and start by just cutting one of the three out a day. Thanks for your input, I appreciate it and I hope you improve.

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Ashley Says:
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I have been taking gabapentin for about 5 months and this is my second time taking it (I took it for quite a few months last year. I didn't really notice an increased heart rate then but I guess I wasn't paying much attention and it wasn't effecting me if it was. I do however have increased heart rate now. The doctor didn't really seem concerned until just recently when I was going to be having surgery for a herniated disk (which is why I've been taking it). Its weird because by blood pressure is fine. The doctor put me on something to slow down my heart rate for the sake of surgery but I have just recently finished it and I'm noticing the increased heart rate again. Its not too bad resting but when I'm moving it is higher than it should be. I go back and see the surgeon in about a week for a follow up and I still have a little nerve pain but not too much so I'm hoping I can start slowly coming off it. Hopefully that will fix my problem. I was getting concerned as I was looking at side effects of the that medication and not seeing increased heart rate but seeing that other people have had that problem after taking it makes me feel better. I hope yours gets better!

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Jamie Says:
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It seems like my rapid heart beat got worse after my dosage got raised from 300mg 3 times a day to 400mg 3 times a day. I take a pill for the rapid heart beat called "nadolol",but all of that has worsened just recently and it doesn't seem to get worse until after I take my first dose at 11:00a.m.I am getting a little worried because I also have recently developed high blood pressure.


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Alan Says:
 
My HR is high 100 - 117, been taking 1800 mg Gabapentin for about nine months. Started looking to see if it is causing problems. The answer is YES! I thought I might need Testosterone, even Cialis at 10 mg is not working. Now I see it may be causing my rapid heart beat, was wondering if I have heart problems. Not happy with my dr, wants me to stop taking Xanax for panic anxiety. He said it's addicting, now he says it might cause dementia. I think he has dementia. Been taking xanax for 30 years and I have no decreased mental capacity. I know, I'm working on my second Masters Degree right now and having fun with it!!!

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Jacqueline Says:
 
This is my 5th day on gabapentin 200 mg at bedtime. I am also taking Sotalol 40 mg nightly for rapid heart rate (110 bpm at rest) for six months now. Since taking gabapentin my heart rate is 138 whn I'm walking'' My balance is off and I'm experiencing ""charlie horse" type cramping in my back' just above my kidneys. I sleep 2 hours longer and seemingly dream the entire time. I believe its time for the drug manufacturer to list rapid heart rate as a side effect, and after reading all the comments about the side effects, I think its time to stop taking it.

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Jen Says:
 
My friend was taking Gabapentin for his hip pain. After taking this medication for over a month he had swelling in his feet and legs. He also developed a cough. When he went to his Dr. He had to be sent to the ER at a hospital because his heat rate was over 150+ and an abnormal EKG. He was in Atrial Flutter ( this is where the Atria of the heart quivers). He had to have a cardiac ablation. I can't say for certain that taking this drug made this happen but I will say that up until now he has not had that issue.

Best of Luck to you! You have to really research everything and be diligent in ensuring that your Doctor hears you!

You must be the caretaker of your body!

Listen to it.

Thanks.

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kestrel Says:
 
Just an update on my original post. My HR is no longer elevated, or if it is, it is minimal. I think it was the norco and ibuprofen that were elevating it. I started at 100mg and am up to 1400mg.

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Ladydragonbran Says:
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I'm sorry to hear about your experience with gabapentin and GERD. I've noticed some of the same stomach issues that you describe. I'm trying to half my dose of 300 mg by emptying the capsule of half the powder. I also take a miniscule amount of clonazepam. I have gone down from one .5 mg to a half of a .25 mg, so that battle has almost ended! Propanolol has helped with my anxiety at night and the fluttering heart. Good luck to you all. Best wishes!

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kestrel Says:
 
I've been working my way up from 100mg ever day. So today is Day 3 and I'm at 300 mg. I’m feeling better with 300mg in my system today but my heart rate has been around 97 in bed for a couple days in a row and that’s apparently a common side effect. Anxiety is also a side effect — maybe that’s normal when your heart is racing. A few days ago it was only 78bpm. I think I was on 100mg then. I haven’t taken any Norco today and my pain is definitely better with 300 than 200 so I’m experimenting to see if the anxiety is lower without the Norco. I’m also super tired but that’s par for the course. I'm taking it for a torn acetabular labrum/ possible CRPS, coldness and numbness slightly, more in the injured leg.
I’m curious about natural alternatives.


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Ladydragonbran Says:
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Weird. I was prescribed gabapentin a few months ago for pain in scar tissue and pinched nerve from surgery. It's helping but now I have burning mouth syndrome! So I was taking 300 mg twice a day and went down to once a day because I also get fluttery heart. Never had bms before. Never even heard of it. I tried gargling with Epsom salts and stopped drinking coffee. Good luck to you with the bms. It's very uncomfortable.

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Mike Says:
 
I have been taking 1200 mg gabapentin for pain and restless legs for a few weeks now and for the last two nights I have awaken with numb, tingly arms and a racing heart. It seems to go away in a few minutes but it is a frightening experience.

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Jakob Says:
 
I took neurontin/gabapentin for one month. After two weeks of taking it I started to notice that my heart rate sped up(especially at night). I also experienced a weird muscle twitch in my arm. After about 3 weeks of taking it I began to notice that my stomach did not feel all that good. One night I ate a pizza and drank a 40 oz of steel reserve because that is what guys do. Steel reserve is one of the strongest beers that you can buy today in case you didn't know. Anyway after I ate my pizza and drank the beer i felt this weird numb feeling in my stomach. I knew something was wrong. I haven't touched alcohol since that night. it was 3 weeks ago and I am showing definate signs of having g.e.r.d also known as Acid reflux disease. My symptoms have not gone away and it sucks. i have made extreme diet changes and noticed slight improvement as far as my heartburn goes but I still get it. Omeprazole also helps the symptoms but it hasn't cured it. I am scheduled to see a g.i doctor December 16th of this year. Word to the wise, do not take neurontin/gabapentin. It is extremely unhealthy to the human body in my opinion and seriously do not drink alcohol on it. If anyone else has had a similiar problem with taking gabapentin and getting g.e.r.d. I urge them to get in touch with me. I would like to find somebody to talk to who has also had this happen to them. My email address is {edited for privacy}

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Nanny Says:
 
I started on gabapentin in February of this year and my Dr. gradually increased my dose and now I'm on (3) 100mg 3 X a day so now I'm up to 900 mg a day. I noticed the last few weeks that I have real bad anxiety. I take medication for anxiety but only at night. I'm wondering if I should ask my Doctor if we should cut back on the gabapentin?!?! Is anyone else going through this?

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Chloe M Says:
 
I am definitely reporting this to the company. You would think by now they would have documented this side effect as neurontin has been around forever! It's not a coincidence that there are so many reports of rapid heart beat with the neuro. Sometimes meds have the opposite effect in patients. In the cases of increased heart rate, it appears that there is an excitatory effect vs the standard inhibitory effect of neurontin. I am so glad we only gave my mom who is 90 100 mgs to start with. We were trying to address her idiopathic pain with the neuro but now I am sticking with a homeopathic regimen involving PEA PURE. There are many pain specialists that know about its positive effects on pain. The problem is that it does not kick in right away. I get the one made in Netherlands as it is 100% pure. I am also giving her GABA from Thorne research. Years ago before she had the afib a neurologist started her on 300 mgs which is such a bad idea in the elderly. After one dose, her legs swelled up so we stopped immediately. But no thanks to that brilliant neurologist! Sorry for side tracking there but it proves we are our own best advocates and everyone has individual responses to medications.

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Chloe M Says:
 
Wow, this is crazy that you say this. My Mom has been taking neurontin 100 mgs about 5 days and she had Afib. We are constantly monitoring her heart rate with a pulse meter and have noticed the heart rate has increased from 65 to mid 80s. I am now very concerned and will have her cease taking it immediately. 100 mgs is the lowest dose to start with. I give her magnesium in a chelated form to keep the heart rate down and she only takes metoporol extended release 25 mgs twice a day. I give her lots of supplements too to keep the heart healthy. She has been doing great until recently taking this med. all the best.

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Gaba1 Says:
 
I have also had an increased heart rate 75 vs. the usual 60. This side effect should be documented by the pharma company.
Very wired and uneasy feeling on it as well. Not a good med for me. Stopping it now.

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Melissa Says:
 
I am experiencing rapid heart beat and anxiety....I hate this medication. I am sitting here hoping this wears off soon!

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