Gabapentin for pain and anxiety

Posted by jadillow @jadillow, Apr 24, 2019

I have had some health issues and chest and body pains for month. Currently I am on an event monitor as all heart test have came back normal. I used to be on wellbutrin and stopped per new doctor and had no withdrawal thankfully. He talked about prescribing cymbalta/Duloxetine and wants to try it for my random pains which include shoulder, chest, leg and hips at times. Also random bouts of lightheadedness. All on left side and randomly. Sometimes not at all. I am losing sleep because when I lay down and start hurting I fear for the worst. I have sinus bradycardia when resting but they are not concerned with that at this point

Does anyone have and experience with this as medicine as the only medicine I am on now is bp medicine and a calcium blocker. Thanks in advance. .

@sonya89149

I have been prescribed Gabapentin 600 mg for migraines and anxiety. Every time I take this medication I feel achy and it affects my vision. However, it helps with preventing migraines and makes me tired but it takes hours for me to fall asleep. Anyone else having this issue?

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@sonya89149. I actually take 400 mg each evening to help me go to sleep and stay asleep. It's effectiveness for that is proportional to how empty my stomach is. If I haven't eaten I have 3 hours before it hits me. The time I take it is based on what time I want to go to sleep. I just take it 3 hours prior to that and I can go to sleep at the time I planned for.

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I have been prescribed Gabapentin 600 mg for migraines and anxiety. Every time I take this medication I feel achy and it affects my vision. However, it helps with preventing migraines and makes me tired but it takes hours for me to fall asleep. Anyone else having this issue?

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