Gabapentin side effects?

Posted by sundance6 @sundance6, Apr 13, 2019

I am a regular on the Mayo Board! I don't know what I would do without it! Our doctors don't want to discuss openly the things about illnesses and side effets of drugs and other things. Anyway, my question to all of you is Gabapentin and it's side effects. I have been on it now for 6 months. My doctor raised me from 100mg. to now I am on 400mg. three times a day.
The problem is my tiredness! I happen to be in a friends office yesterday and she was taking some medicine. She said she was taking Gabapentin. I asked why and she said she had, had shingles back when and it still helped with the pain. I know the drug is percribed for many things that is why I take it for my issues.
I told her I had been taking it for about 6 months. She asked if I had been tired all the time, just out of the Blue. OF COURSE I SAID YES! She said it took her a year before she got out of the tiredness.
Let me know if any of you have experienced the same thing. Also let me know at what dosage you may be on? I know this is all confidential!
Again Thanks to The Mayo Clinic and Everyone who is kind enough to be open with their lives!
Sundance!

THANKS A BUNCH!
SUNDANCE!!!

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So as an update I finally took over my Body again! Gabapentin is not for Me! Like I didn't know from the past! I told my PCP that I was done! Along with being tired, in a Fog and just plain out of it I said ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I am no better today than I was Ten months ago when this all started with what we believe is Lyme Disease! It will take me a month to come off of it, but my PCP is great about helping. I wish the rest of you all the best if you are on it and it helps you. In one of my most recent blood test I want to say I had a Rhematology reading of 71. Which they tagged as very High.
Does this mean anything to any of you?
Thanks,
Sundance

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I was on 1200 mg of it for 3 years for restless legs. It was very good for that. An added benefit was a huge reduction in migraines and trigeminal neuralgia. Unfortu.ately it caused severe dry mouth. I used every Biotine product on the market ,advised by my brother the dentist. That did not help enough and i had my front upper teeth hollow out and crumble. I now have crowns in their places, with 2 more crowns to go. Needless to say I am now off of it. Be sure to have your teeth checked regularly!

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@susangourdlady

I was on 1200 mg of it for 3 years for restless legs. It was very good for that. An added benefit was a huge reduction in migraines and trigeminal neuralgia. Unfortu.ately it caused severe dry mouth. I used every Biotine product on the market ,advised by my brother the dentist. That did not help enough and i had my front upper teeth hollow out and crumble. I now have crowns in their places, with 2 more crowns to go. Needless to say I am now off of it. Be sure to have your teeth checked regularly!

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@susangourdlady Welcome to connect we aren't Dr,s but help with our own experiences I take ACT for dry mouth and cean my dentures at night before I soak them I,ve found this helps me 🤗

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