Gabapentin Side Effects Rapid Pulse (Thread 187655)
(Newest posts first)

23 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter


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

Showing Replies 23 - 4 of 23 ( Newest posts first ) RSS Feed


Page of 2    Next Page     Sorted By:

23
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.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  0 0  
22
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.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  0 0  
21
Ladydragonbran Says:
via mobile
 
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!

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  0 0  
20
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.


Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  0 1  
19
Ladydragonbran Says:
via mobile
 
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.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  0 0  
18
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.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
17
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}

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  2 1  
16
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?

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
15
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.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  3 0  
14
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.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 1  
13
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.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
12
Melissa Says:
 
I am experiencing rapid heart beat and anxiety....I hate this medication. I am sitting here hoping this wears off soon!

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
11
jean Says:
 
I am prescribed to take 2 to 3, however I have taken it twice and both times l at bedtime and I don't go to sleep right away but it makes me sleep a lot longer and wake up sluggish and foggylike until late in the afternoon and a slight headache which i don't know if the headache is from this


Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
10
Gwen Marion Says:
 
Yes, I have been only taking 300 mg at night for the past 3 nights. I have been waking up feeling just not right with a racing feeling. Tonight I got up and put my blood pressure cuff on and I have a heart rate of 106. This is an alarming rate while sleeping. Especially since I normally have a rate in the mid 60s. My blood pressure was 123/78 which is also a bit high for me. Again, especially high for sleeping.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  2 0  
9
Allyn Says:
 
I have also been on this for about two weeks now and have noticed the rapid heart rate. Today I went to see the doctor and they acted like it was no big deal and doubled the dose because the tingling in my foot has gotten worse since I've been taking the stuff. If it keeps it up, or gets worse, I will be weening myself off of it (even before my next apt):/

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
8
Roberta Says:
 
I have also had rapid heart beat from being on this drug for 2 weeks.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
7
BIG RED CAT Says:
 
HI ,FRIENDS ; IAM A 65 YO MAN W/ F-FIB. WHIS A FAST IRRATIC BEAT OF THE HEART AND I WAS BRESCRIBED NEURONTIN FO NEARV PAIN AND I HAVE BEEN TAKING IT ASA NEEDED NOT AS PRESCRIBED AND NOW IA AM IN A-FIB. NEURONTIN IS THE BRAND NAME OF GABAPENTIN. I WOULD ADVOSE ANY WITH ANY KIND OF HEART PROBLEMS TO ASK THEIR CARDIOLOGIST FIRST BEFORE TAKING THIS MEDICATION THANKS, ANY ONE ELSR OUT THERE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS THANKS! B.B.C.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  2 0  
6
Jessyca Says:
 
I also have an increased pulse..I have been taking this medication for two years..and I still have a high pulse on it..that can't be good..I just took my blood pressure (which is fine) but my heart-rate was at 114 BPM..

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
5
mollysmam Says:
 
ive been prescribed gabapentin today for burning mouthsyndrome i hate taking new tablets has anyone with burning mouth syndrome been prescribed these tablets and have thet helped

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
4
B Says:
 
My heart rate increased 20-40 bpm on 10 mg of gabapentine. I tried it for about a month. It also caused increased anxiety. I stopped taking it.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  0 0  


Viewing page 1 of 2

Next Page >


Possibly Related Threads:

gabapentin side effects rapid pulse is there any chances of high blood pressure & giddiness after taking gabapentin...
side effects of gabapentin off it 2 weeks with terrible side affects docs not doing much at all just me not coping and very depressed weird help Side affects of being on gabapentin...off it 2 weeks now and have alot of really bad stuff going on..docs not helping me... 10 replies
side effects of gabapentin methylcobalamin tablets My father is a cerebral Haemorrhage patient with right side limb weakness and imbalance to fall. The doctor has prescrib... 3 replies
side effects of gabapentin Is it ok to drink wine while taking this medication.. ## No. Alcohol will only add to the rapid heart beat associated wi... 2 replies
side effects of Gabapentin Tab 600 Mg And Nortriptlin Cap 25 I am a 45 yr old woman who suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy and was prescribed nortriptylin cap 25 mg at bedtim... 1 reply
Side effects of Gabapentin Tablets I have severe choking problem because I have COPD.Doctor has prescribed the above pill one per day 300mg.What are advers... 1 reply
Sides effects of Gabapentin in the elderly Dr. gave me 300mg of gabapentin today for back & sciatic nerve pain what effects have anyone had from this drug? Goo... 1 reply
Gabapentin Side effects?? I started taking gabapentin 300mg daily 4 days ago and last night had some strange side effects. The first night I took ... 4 replies
gabapentin side effects elderly I am 72 and take 1500mg of Gabapentin along with .125mg of Mirapex for my neuropathy & RLS. Reading these articles m... 1 reply
Gabapentin Side Effects I am taking 600mg 2xs per day and am experiencing tingling and numbness in extremities (hands, feet, arms etc). I also h... 1 reply


Post a Reply

No registration is needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

 *
Please be detailed.


 *
You may use your first name, or for more privacy, make up a nickname.


 
Optional. Always hidden. This allows us to notify you when a reply is posted here.


- Health News Headlines + Free RX Savings Card

4) Word Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question



This form will be submitted securely
I'm on a public or shared computer



Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.