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can gabapentin cause legs to feel heavy when walking?
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Have spinal stenosis. Also diabetes. Some neuropathy. Had 2 epidurals and physical therapy which helped decrease pain in legs to a bearable level. Had 3 acupuncture treatments. Thought helped after 1st one but after 2nd and 3rd legs hurt more so I didn't go back. Doctor put me on Gabapentin which helps the neuropathy. One day legs started feeling like they weigh 50 pounds each which has affected my balance tremendously. So now I am wondering if possibly caused by Gabapentin. Anyone else on it with heavy legs? ## I take 2700 mg a day of Gabapentin. I'm 71. I also have cervical spinal stenosis, diabetes 2 and lots of arthritis. Also take 300 mg of tramadol a day and a number of other drugs for psychiatric reasons as well as drugs for blood pressure and cholesterol. I even drink a ...
Updated 20 hours ago in Gabapentin.
 
levipil side effects syrup for kids
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My grand daughter is taking Levipil Syrup prescribed by Neuro for last two years 9 ml per day.Please let me know what is the effect if it is taken for long time ## my daughter is taking levipil for 2 years. what is the side effects. she has using this after got elevation surgery in the head. this is happened because she fell down and hit on rod. i want to know the sideeffects of levipil and eptoin(given earlier). kindly advice. ## Hi My baby is 8 month old. When he is 5 month he is having fits. With The advise of neuro docter now he is having valparin and levipill syrup. Also AT The time Pf fever, friesium tablet User. Y he is having fits. Is there any sideefect. Pls answer ## This medication contains the active ingredient Levetiracetam, it is an anticonvulsant that is used to prevent s...
Updated 1 day ago in Levetiracetam.
 
gabapentin withdrawals
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I'm being taken off of neurontin/gabapentin after seven years. I'm now crying, anxious, and itching all over! I have tried antihistamines and cortisone creams but w/ no relief. ## yes this is normal I went through the same thing. I was on 3600 for eight years. I weaned off very slowly. I started weening off in 2008. I am now down to 400mg and go down about 100 a week. Its so awful ## These types of problems are normal from a sudden withdrawal of any medication that affects brain chemicals, which is exactly what Gabapentin does, since it was initially discovered as an anticonvulsant. Unfortunately, since you were on it for so long, it is probably going to take several weeks for these effects to wear off, though they should gradually improve and lessen in severity. As to the itchi...
Updated 1 day ago in Neurontin.
 
is gabapentin 100 mg used to relieve itching due kidney disease
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I have had a kidney problem for the past year. My creatine level is going up from 1.2 to 2.4. Despite whatever medicine I use, the level is not coming down. Also, I am experiencing itching all over my body, especially on my legs. Someone suggested me to go for 100 mg gabapentn. After only one capsule the Itching has gone away but I feel very exhausted and tired. Please suggest me some medicine to lower my creatine level and to reduce the itching. ## Gabapentin makes lots of people itch head to toe! I was so crazy with itching I could not bear it. Gabapentin is making you itch. (I am not a doctor, just a patient). As soon as you stop the itching will go away. Well it actually takes a period of time similar to your taking it, but it will lessen right away from my own experience. For examp...
Updated 1 day ago in Gabapentin.
 
does lamictal interact with curcumin
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I have bought the brand longevita, a potent curcumin supplement. Would like to find put if it interacts wit lamictal? ## Hello, Sass! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed, but it is always best to double check this information to be safe. You should also be aware that some potent supplements can cause nausea, when you take them. Lamictal is classified by the FDA as being an anticonvulsant that may also be used to treat some other conditions, as deemed appropriate by your doctor. Typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for your reply. I am also having issues with my eyes as well as weakness and burning tongue (not all days, but some). Achy eyes and at ti...
Updated 2 days ago in Lamictal.
 
Vimpat how to wing off
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my son just switched from levetraceta/Kepra to Vimpat. he uses 7.5 ml 2x daily once in the morning and one dose early evening . he has completed one week of this full dosage and i fill like it is causing more frequent little seizures . so i cut back his dose to one dose of 7.5 1st day his 2nd day to 5ml . he seems to be doing ok . he is 11yrs old. its the weekend so i cant get info from the doctor . has anyone out there gone through this ???? ## It would be best not to change his dosage, without his doctor's approval. If he stopped the Keppra abruptly to switch, that could cause some withdrawal effects, which may include seizures. It happened to my husband, when he first switch off of Keppra to a different medication and is generally nothing to worry about, unless they turn into ful...
Updated 2 days ago in Vimpat.
 
does neurontin show up a drug test if the probation officer tests for suboxone
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I'm fixing to be put on probation for sum drug related charges (take note I was helping a friend and she set me up) but it was soboxone I got in trouble with that I had a prescription for and i got kicked out of the doctor so I've been taking neurotins 300-400mg to come off of them. Will neurotins show up in a drug test if they test for stuff like soboxone? ## I am located in Tennessee and really need help with my question ## Did you ever find out the answer to this question? I go in for a test tomorrow and was wondering the same thing.. I am also in Tennessee ## I never got an answer on here but my mom said they do not show up on a drug test cuz she takes neurontins also and i got tested in court so thankfully my charges got dropped ## Be careful...when they test for things lik...
Updated 3 days ago in Neurontin.
 
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 4 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Urbanol 10 mg
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White Round Pill Given For Panic Attacks ## Urbanol 10 mg Tablets - My Wife Has Been Given These Tablets For Panic Attacks ## I Want To Know If She Has To Take Tablets With Or Without Food ## Urbanol contains the active ingredient Clobazam, it is a Benzodiazepine derivative that is used to treat anxiety and nervous disorders. Whether or not she takes it with food should really depend on how it affects her. Some people do experience nausea when they take it, so they may wish to take it with a meal, to help avoid this. Other side effects can include: drowsiness, headache and irritability. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## Would you be so kind to offer me drug URBANOL 10mg. Do you have some supplier in Serbia or some countries EX YU? Please contact me on mail or phone no. ...
Updated 4 days ago in Clobazam.
 
how long does it take gabapentin to get out of your system
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I was taking 300 mg neurontin. 1 in am, 1 at noon and 2 at bedtime. I was prescribed the med in May of 2013. Increased later when not helping with foot numbness. It has been almost 2 weeks since i tapered myself off of the drug and i still feel nausea in the am which affects my eating. Please advise how long it will take this med to be out of my system? Thank you. ## Hi Cindy, Sorry to hear about the nausea you've been experiencing lately. From what I've been researching, in most cases it usually ends up being around 2 to 5 days for this type of medication to clear your system. However because you've been taking it for about a year, I'd imagine your body could still probably use some time to get accustomed to not having it on a regular basis. One study I found mentioned ...
Updated 5 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Expired Gabapentin 300 mg
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I found a bottle of my Gabapentin dated 3/8/2011. Should I throw them away or can i take them cause i no longer have insurance? ## This medication does not become dangerous, once expired, but it can lose efficacy, so it may not work as well as it did, when it was new. Thus it would be best to dispose of it and see a doctor for a new prescription. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have a box of gabapentin in its sealed package (18 months old). Are they still good to use for my dog? ## Hi. I was just wondering, I have 300mg gabapentin that expired on 12/2017. Are they still safe to take?
Updated 5 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Topamax and eye twitching
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Hi, I have been using Topamax for depression for 12 months and must admit that it has been very sucessful. The one major draw back is that I have developed a very annoying eye twitch. It only affects one eye, but is very noticeable. I was taking 100 mg twice a day, but have decreased it to 100 mg daily. The twitch has decreased somewhat, and I realize that I now have to come off this drug completely to get rid of the twitch entirely. Has anyone else experienced this problem. I read 1 other reader, but are there more? ## Sorry it took so long to reply. I had the same problem with Topamax which I use for epilepsy. It is the coating of the 100 mg for me. The 50 mg does not cause this on me, so I take 2/50 mg tablets instead. Ever heard of Topamax causing gout? ## I've developed an eye ...
Updated 5 days ago in Topamax.
 
Sudden Withdrawal from Neurontin
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I have been taking 600 mg of Neurontin 4x a day for about 2 years and recentlty ran out of this medication due to excrutiating slow service from mandatory mail order RX company.... I was extremely agitated during this time (approx. 5 days), nervous, stressed out, etc. Has anyone else had these symptons as a result of sudden withdrawal from Neurontin? I can't understand why this happened, I felt so scared and lousy for that time. Is this a known reaction for this med? I haven't been able to find an answer. I take it for relief from carpel tunnel syndrom. Thanks ## Almost any med, or substance, even you morning coffee, will cause some withdrawal symptoms when you have been used to having it in your body for awhile, and suddenly stop taking it. Did it ease when you finally started ...
Updated 7 days ago in Neurontin.
 
Gabapentin 102 IP
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Is there a big difference between the 100 mg and 300 mg pills? I’m currently taking 2 100 mg pills 3 xs a day (600 mg total) for a forearm injury but don’t know hos much a difference it makes between these 2 pills. If you have started at the same dose please respond if taking a stronger pill than what I am doing. ## Other than the notable difference in milligrams (potency), each pill is also going to come with a different set of inactive ingredients, otherwise known as binders and fillers. To my understanding, these seemingly inert substances can actually affect bioavailability and even cause some concern for individuals who may be hypersensitive to certain chemicals. Now I'm not saying that your experience will be anything like this, but I do feel that binders and fille...
Updated 8 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Urbanol overdose effects
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My daughter 19 years old took an overdose of Urbanol last night. This morning she is feeling dizzy and her body is weak. What can i do to get it out of her system? We do not have medical aid or funds to take her to the hospital or a dr. ## Hello, Paula! How is your daughter? Did she experience any other adverse effects? With overdose, there is a risk of seizures, as reported by the FDA, so anyone that takes too much needs to seek emergency medical attention immediately. There is also a risk of respiratory arrest. This medication is actually considered to be very habit forming. How long has she been taking it and how much did she take that night? ## I took 100mgs of Urbanol in one day. I fell asleep and wet my bed without knowing or feeling anything. Should I be worried about the effects...
Updated 10 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 10 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
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 10 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Chronic nerve pain
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What is better for nerve pain - Neurontin or Lyrica? I had surgery in both knees and an injection in my back. I also have osteoarthritis. ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? They have both been shown to be effective for some people, but the only way to see which one helps you is by trying one. They are both classified by the FDA as anticonvulsants that are approved to treat nerve pain and some mood disorders. Their typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain. Which one has your doctor recommended? ## Hi, Brenda; it may have taken me a while to come across your post but pregabalin (patent brand Pfizer LYRICA) is over twice the potency of gabapentin (Pfizer NEURONTIN). I personally can take neither - I was prescribed and titrated up to the m...
Updated 11 days ago in Neurontin.
 
what is the difference between gabapentin rx and otc gaba
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I want to know the difference between GABAPENTIN a RX and OTC GABA? ## Hello, Pamela! How are you? There are two completely different substances. The FDA classifies Gabapentin as an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. It requires a doctor's prescription and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. A sudden withdrawal may also create the risk of seizures. The Gaba that you see available over the counter, however, is just a nutritional supplement. The full name for it is actually Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid. It is just an amino acid. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I think I have convinced myself that it helps me to a nice calmness in the evening! My husband takes RX for $$...
Updated 11 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
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 12 days ago in Gabapentin.
 

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