Gabapentin side effects?
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!
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@sundance6 Everyone is different maybe you will able to take it I tried twice finally no more 😬
Miss Lioness, We'll See! I actually have found a doctor who has taken interest in me! What a Schock after 10 months. She is my Nuerologist! She is doing different blood tests on me to find different things. Differnt diseases that are hardley looked at theat I have never hear of/ She convinced me to do the Botox program for my Migranes so we will see. She actually went along with what I am doing at the moment to control them. This after I had Beaten He Up on the questionaire they had sent me about her. She turned out to be Good.
You never know.
Will keep you posted.
Thanks for Thinking of me.
@sundance6 I'm glad you found a Dr that listens to you hopefully what she perscribes for you will help. I'm hoping the same when I see my new rheumatologist in May. Yes keep me posted 🤗:-)
Miss L , I Will! Actually, I saw my Ortopidic Dr. today, Dr. Fell Good, for my 90 shot in my right hip for Burcitus. He had orgianlly started out as a Microbiologist is the South and had some very interesting oberservations about my fight with local doctors over Lyme Disease. He has been treating me for two years so he has been through it all. I told him my visit with my neuologist yesterday. He finally opened up about it all. He did recomend some doctors in the Kansas City area who understood treating it. Something I can keep in mind. Until then it is living with what I can. He was not happy with the Botox because it is a Toxin, but do not know of an alturnitive at the moment. Keep me posted on your Rumatoligist. Because thats whom he wants me to see as does my neurologist. My blood count in that area was very High.
Have a good Holiday weekend in whatever way you Celebarate it.
@sundance6 There is a website might interest you ,www.fedupwithfatigue.com. In the site they are comparing fibromyalgia and Lyme disease in the same category I see my rheumatologist May 1I've made a list of questions for him I will let you know how it goes. Take care
THANKS A BUNCH!
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?
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!
@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 🤗
My Dr prescribed Gabapentin 300mg caps last Friday. I took one at bedtime & woke up at 3:30a.m. in horrible pain. Has anyone else experenced anything like this?