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super confused
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My girlfriend has bipolor,OCD, Agoraphobia,and extreme anxiety to where it's actually crippling her. She does see a Dr. who seems like he cares for his clients. He has her on Topamax, risperdal, Cogentin and .5mg of klonopin. Do think if she told her Dr. that the klonopin isn't workig and wanted to switch to 2mg xanax he would consider it. I mean her condition has been documented since she was 11yrs old she is now 28yrs ## Regardless of what I or anyone else thinks, it is ultimately the doctors opinion that matters in this situation. If he is truly as compassionate as he appears to be, then I would think yes, he would consider it, based on what she tells him. It is important to be completely open with your doctor by all means so you can be sure they understand the situation to t...
Updated 1 hour ago in Topamax.
How long until the side effects of Topamax will wear off?
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I am 18 years old, I have been getting daily headaches for about two years. I went to my Neurologist about three months ago and he prescribed me Topamax. I have been taking it for these three months (approximately), starting out at 25mg a day, and now I am up to 100mg a day. Well, this past week has been really hectic for me. I have been watching five kids and a few family issues have come up, so in short; on Tuesday night I forgot to take my night time dosage (75mg) of my meds. Wednesday morning I was feeling weird. At first I didn't understand why I felt so weird, but I felt awful. Midway through the day my boyfriend had asked me if I took my meds, so in a panic I remembered that I hadn't taken not only the night before but that mornings either. Knowing that it pretty much wor...
Updated 19 hours ago in Topamax.
Cold turkey with Gabapentin
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How long do the withdrawals last coming off Gabapentin? I've been taking 3600 mgs. per day for about two years. I have cold sweats and itching. I'm changing over to Lyrica, this is my second day. Is it going to be a problem quitting Gabapentin? I want to quiet cold turkey. I just need to know will it be a problem and how long it takes. Thanks ## Talk to your doctor. He (or she) will probably titrate your dose down fairly quickly. What do you take gabapentin for? I take 2700 mg a day for nerve pain. I have cervical spinal stenosis, but have no side effects. Lyrica is a controlled substance and is rather expensive. It's also addictive. Just do what your doctor says and you'll be Ok. ## Took me 4 weeks to withdraw from gabapentin. Hot, cold, dizziness, no appetite, headache...
Updated 1 day ago in Gabapentin.
Epleptin side effects
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I take 300mg of Epleptin per day - have a condition called motor and sensory neuropathy. Still experience a lot of pain in my feet and legs. I suffer from severe memory lapses? Can this be attributed to me taking this medication? ## Hello, Koos! How are you? Yes, this medication can cause memory issues in some people that take it. However, if it isn't helping your pain, you should make sure to let your doctor know, you may need a dosage adjustment or to try a different medication. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## Thank you for your response Verwon. Made a mistake in my original message. Actually taking Epleptin 300mg twice a day. Still have pain but a lot more severe without the medication. Neurologist suggested ordinary pain tablets over and above the Epleptin. Kind re...
Updated 1 day ago in Gabapentin.
Northstar Rx
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Has anyone had problems with lamotrigine (generic Lamictal) manufactured by Northstar Rx ## My pharmacy changed my Teva brand of Lamotrigine to North Star brand. Has anyone noticed a difference with the difference switching brands? ## Yes. I take lamotrigine for bi-polar depression. I have found that the Northstar version of the drug doesn't work. I took it and my mood crashed. Then I got back on the Teva made lamotrigine, and my mood stabilized. I believe the Northstar product in effective. Try to get your prescribing physician to write "Teva - DAW" on your script. ## My original Hyzaar was refilled by mail with Losartan Hctz 100 by Northstar and I think I'm having serious side effects that I just now attribute to the bp med. My legs are cramping; hip joints hurt; panti...
Updated 1 day ago in Lamotrigine.
Will Neurontin give FALSE POSITIVE on Drug Testing
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I will be going back to work and will be testing for illegal drug use. I am on Neurontin due to a medical problem. Will I get a FALSE POSITIVE result on a test for illegal drugs? ## In Dec. 04 I was tested while on this drug and I tested positive for MJ, and I have NEVER ONCE somed MJ! I would tell them you are taking this drug for your own safe peace of mind, I was rejected due to this AND DROPPED FROM MY OWN MD!!! ## today i went to my probation officer and did a urine out if all the meds im on that should have come up marijuana came up, i havent smoked that drug in a very long time, im on neuontin,vyvnase, benzdiazapine, zantac. I just got done with a round of augumentin for a severe facial infection that was about 5 days ago. what would cause a positive marajuana results? ## I am lo...
Updated 2 days ago in Neurontin.
Withdrawal symptoms from vimpat
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I started taking vimpat i think last June or July. Not too sure, the meds have messed with my mind big time. Stayed at 200 mg, kept having grand mal seizures so eventually got up to 600mg a day. Had double vision, couldn't walk, numbness, memory loss, acted like a zombie, slept a lot, and was depressed. So she took me down to 500mg, nothing changed. I took myself down to 300, 100 in the am and 200 at night. Double vision and loss of leg control seemed to go away but i still couldn't think straight and wasn't myself. I have taken myself completely off vimpat to try to have a life again before the seizure comes that kills me, but i feel very, very depressed, alone, scared and ultimately just want to die. I can't just go see a doctor though due to Medicaid cutting me off wh...
Updated 2 days ago in Vimpat.
side effects of epitec
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I am bipolar 2 or so they say. I have been taking epiec 200 and rispadol. I have lost the will to live without the depression of course and i have become an angry horrible person that no one can be around. I have shakes in the head and tiredness that is so not me. I have started to reducing the meds and is on 50 now. I am feeling much better and the old me is returning. Why do people think epitec is such a wonder drug? ## Epitec contains the active ingredient Lamotrigine. Risperdal contains the active ingredient Risperidone. That said, they can both cause the types of effects you experienced and this may have been compounded if you were taking them both at the same time. Have you spoken to your doctor about this problem? ## My daughter has been on Epitec for months now. She started with...
Updated 2 days ago in Lamotrigine.
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 3 days ago in Neurontin.
What Does Neurontin Show Up As On A Drug Screen
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Does anyone know if Neurontin shows up as anything on a drug screen? ## No, Neurontin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to be effective at treating certain types of nerve pain, so it is not a substance that is included on drug test panels. It has also not been known to cause false positives for anything else. Learn more Neurontin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Neurontin only shows up as neurontin or gabapenton and is rarely tested for. I'm in drug court and they test us for everything including neurontin and ultram/ultracet ## Going to Dr tomorrow for migraines. My Friend gave me nuerotin. And buspar. Is this going to show up in blood or urine ## Thank u so much foe the answer to my question. My mom ...
Updated 3 days ago in Neurontin.
Lamotrigine 200 mg tab by northstar
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Been on generic by Northstar for over a year then this last June 2013 I filled my rx again and within 48 hours I went thru syptoms like withdrawl. Trembling, dizzy, nauseous, weak, disoreinted, crying hysterically. This went on for several days. I even went to emergency room and was told my ct scan and blood work came back fine. This went on for a few more days. I asked pharmacy to give me a new refill because I suspected something may have been wrong with this last refill. I improved days later. Very odd. I had been stable for at least two years. Treatment bipolar. I have sent a report to Fda this week and hope that they will test that bottle I suspect might be bad. Anyone else had this problem in the last few months? ## HI, Lena! Sorry about what happened to you. Are you sure the one ...
Updated 4 days ago in Lamotrigine.
Eptoin 100mg- Its side effect and how to stop using it.
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My brother has been taken eptoin 100mg for more than 4 years till date with 2 doses a day and at present he is complaining of backached and pain in the right leg which he cannot move and sometimes he is having breathing problem and weak. He could not sleep every night but slept around 2- 3 Am morning till 11:00 Am,along with eptoin 100mg, the doctor advised him to take Dicorate 500mg and lobazam-0.5 which he is taken regularly. Does these medicines have any side effect, if he stop eptoin what would be the result? please do reply any suggestion. ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, it most commonly used to help prevent epileptic seizures. Has his doctor expressed any theory as to what is causing the problems he's experiencing? Those are not generally normal side effect...
Updated 4 days ago in Phenytoin.
gabapentin and hormones
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I am taking gabapentin 100mg at night for CRPS2. After two weeks I had awful side effects. So, I after discussing w my doctor; I am taking gabapentin during my menstrual cycle as this makes my disability worse. But right after my cycle I got pms bad. Pain and vomiting. Does gabapentin effect hormones?
Updated 4 days ago in Gabapentin.
Epitec side effects
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I have been taking Epitec 25mg for almost 2 weeks now and am due to start the 50mg soon. I am reluctant to do so as I have not been sleeping well since I started using using them and also have a slight headache all the time, further more I feel quite aggressive. Please tell me whether this is normal or should I discontinue to use them? regards ## Epitec contains the active ingredient Lamotrigine, this is an anticonvulsant that is also used as a mood stabilizer. The symptoms you listed are all normal side effects, you may also experience: nausea, nightmares and mouth ulcers. Side effects, however, should start to taper off, as your body gets used to the medication, but this could take several weeks and they may become more pronounced for awhile, when you increase your dosage. If they are...
Updated 6 days ago in Lamotrigine.
How Long Do Topamax Side Effects Last?
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I began Topamax a week and a half ago as a migraine prevention. I am experiencing random facial, hands, and feet numbness. Mental fogginess, dull headaches, and tiredness. For those of you who have had success with migraine prevention and have taken this medication for a long time: How long did your side effects last? I have heard only a few weeks. I'm not sure If I can deal with this constantly much longer. I am contemplating which is the lesser of the two evils side effects vs. migraines. I have lost 10 lbs. though. Any advice? ## I haven't used this medication, but what you are experiencing are normal side effects of it and I can tell you that in most cases, they start to taper off about 4 weeks, as your body adjusts to the medication. Have you consulted your doctor about the...
Updated 7 days ago in Topamax.
Gabapentin breast tenderness
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I've been taking this drug for three weeks at 100 mg once a day, nightly. My breasts are so tender and they look like they are twice their normal size. Could it be the gabapentin? How long will it take to get out of my system? ## It has been known to cause breast enlargement, according to FDA reports, along with nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight gain. I think it only stands to reason that such enlargement would also cause them to become sore. However, I am not a doctor and it's always best to have things checked out to be sure. Are you on any other medications? ## I am also experiencing breast pain with this medication and lots of dizziness..But it does work well for the pain caused by Fibromyalgia !! Damned if you do damned if you don't !! ## Hi my name is Mary Jane...
Updated 7 days ago in Gabapentin.
Gabapentin Drug Information
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## Has anyone had any problems with taking this drug? I was given the drug for restless legs. ## I take 300mg. and have memory loss, tiredness so bad I'm not sure I want to continue taking it.The doc. wants me to try another drug to give me some umph. Not to sure about that. ## Things to consider - how long have you taken the medication, what exactly do you take it for, what other medications do you take (prescriptiion & OTC). A drug's side effects may diminish or vanish completely over time. A person's age may enter into the overall picture and,as always, a second opinion never hurt. ## since taking it I have been getting a lot of colds/bronchitis duet to low energy and high white cell count. ## I have been taking it for 2 months and the effects are not getting any bett...
Updated 7 days ago in Gabapentin.
White pill 178 s g
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What kind of pill is white with 178 on one side and s g on the other side? It's supposed to be Gabapentin 800 mfg by Glenmark.
Updated 7 days ago in Gabapentin.
how long does it take neurontin to get out of your system
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I have been prescribed Neurontin and would like to know how long does it take to come out of your system? It is causing too many problems for me. Can you stop suddenly or do you have to ween your self from them?? ## Hi, Sweet Pea! Sorry about the problems that it's causing you. What types of symptoms have you been experiencing? How long have you been taking it? If you've been on it for awhile, at a high dose, suddenly stopping it could cause a risk of seizures, since it's an anticonvulsant. It is generally best to taper off of these types of medications. Have you discussed it with your doctor? Learn more Neurontin details here. ## I'm not on gabapentin anymore. I took one 300 mg 3 months ago that my Dr told me to take for my nerve pain and m.s. but I took a drug panel on...
Updated 7 days ago in Neurontin.
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I have been on lamictal for seven years and think it is great except it has caused sleepless nights. I have tried taking it early in the evening. I take 500mg. a day. ## i to have been on lamictal or about 8or nine years now for epilepsy i was haveing since the age of 25 i was on tegretol alone befor then and still having a few fits here and there since ive been on lamictal i have.nt had one even got my driving licence back its brillant i recormend it to any one ## I take it twice a day, have u ever tried to that? Can I ask, if your still taking it, what the name of the generic manufacturer is?
Updated 8 days ago in Lamictal.

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