Side effects and benefits of Gabapentin

Posted by spondi65 @spondi64, Jan 6, 2020

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?

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@wisco50

I did a trial on very late December and had permanent one installed on 1/27/20. I have had great luck with it and it definitely gives me significant relief from severe spinal stenosis pain which exhibited as sciatica in my lower back and down my leg to foot. I have been very happy with it! I weaned myself off hydrocodone. If I take it now, I take it for my neck and only half doses. I have even been able to drop use of aspirin and ES Tylenol.

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What did the trial involve. I have servere Lumbar sacral pain and can not stand without a walker.

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Let's strive for accuracy in our communications. Exaggerations don't help anyone. We're all different – some of us need medicines that didn't work for others. Thanks! Peggy

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Hello! I never had that feeling while taking the drug but then I wasn't on it very long. I had a very rare side effect of non status epilepticus that lasted 2 hours. It took an hour for me to get out of it in the ER. Thank god I was at my mother's house then or today I would be dead!

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@rwinney

Hello Chris @artscaping. Considering you wish joy to so many… I thought today is a perfect day to wish joy to you!!! May you be free of suffering and have a pleasant day. 🌷
Rachel

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@rwinney Rachel, I love the flowers, counter top and backsplash. Your dad can send me flowers!!

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@sandytoes14

@rwinney Rachel, I love the flowers, counter top and backsplash. Your dad can send me flowers!!

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@sandytoes14 Haha! Thank you!!

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@summertime4

@rwinney Thank you for your response so quickly. Yes, I have my medical marijuana card. I have used oil 1:1. It helped some for sleep but no for pain. I go to the dispensary when I can and they no longer carry the same oil I have other products some higher THC. A speak too much THC and I am so anxious I can hardly talk. I have a J as they are called here. I tried several times and lit up, but did nothing but choke. It wasn't that I didn't know how to smoke. I smoked until 8 years ago. I probably need to have one of my nieces over and they can give me a lesson. They certainly are willing. I know THC:CBD can be a life saver. I have not given up and I have several different products. The last time I purchased a spray 1:1. I don't like that at all. It has blueberry flavor and really don't know how much to spray in my mouth. The gabapentin was prescribed for my neuropathy and fibromyalgia. Have others experienced pain that feels like your skin is raw and rubbing against a piece of sandpaper. Yes, ice is good. I will be putting an ice bag on the top of my feet very shortly. I did get some relief earlier after getting up from a flat position. I took the percocet and applied the epsom salt foot gel. The gel actually felt good. My anxiety is returning because night is rolling in. The pain and anxiety makes for a very painful night. I am alone. My husband died 2 years ago and night are the most difficult. I know something has to give. Love you all. Stay safe. I know all that is happening in the World feeds into the anxiety which feeds the pain.

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@summertime4 I understand and empathize with you over anxiety and pain. I use medical marijuana also. It helps fibromyalgia a great deal for me as long as I use a dosage lower in THC higher in CBD. When you have anxiety my research through my doctor and LEAFLY, shows that higher THC can increase your anxiety or make it more pronounced. I use a 1:1 ratio during the day in a tincture. At night 1:4 ratio helps me sleep with out extreme pain. Go low, go slow.
I hope you can get relief.

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@sandytoes14 Thank you for this information. I do have a 1:1 product. They are tablets. I have also purchased cannabis oral spray blackberry flavored (Yuk) It is also 1:1. I think the several negative experience I have had holds me back from getting into regular use. I am now wearing my shoes in the house hoping that would help for pain relief. No, anything on the top of my feet and ankles feels like my skin is being ripped off and alcohol poured on. My anxiety and depression adds to the pain. I am going to get back into the CBD/THC.

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@summertime4

@sandytoes14 Thank you for this information. I do have a 1:1 product. They are tablets. I have also purchased cannabis oral spray blackberry flavored (Yuk) It is also 1:1. I think the several negative experience I have had holds me back from getting into regular use. I am now wearing my shoes in the house hoping that would help for pain relief. No, anything on the top of my feet and ankles feels like my skin is being ripped off and alcohol poured on. My anxiety and depression adds to the pain. I am going to get back into the CBD/THC.

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@summertime4 You are welcome. I was where you are with medical marijuana. A fellow mentor gave me the advice I give now. We have to find our personal best. Focus on the good, take a short walk— even if it’s laps around the inside of your home. Swing your arms, get your heart rate up.
Be well.

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@lsittll

Hello! I never had that feeling while taking the drug but then I wasn't on it very long. I had a very rare side effect of non status epilepticus that lasted 2 hours. It took an hour for me to get out of it in the ER. Thank god I was at my mother's house then or today I would be dead!

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Intersting. Neutonine Gabapintine is for nerve healing but also for seizures. This interests me because I take it at night along with my ropinrole.

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@summertime4

@sandytoes14 Thank you for this information. I do have a 1:1 product. They are tablets. I have also purchased cannabis oral spray blackberry flavored (Yuk) It is also 1:1. I think the several negative experience I have had holds me back from getting into regular use. I am now wearing my shoes in the house hoping that would help for pain relief. No, anything on the top of my feet and ankles feels like my skin is being ripped off and alcohol poured on. My anxiety and depression adds to the pain. I am going to get back into the CBD/THC.

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THC helps a lot and the best feeling is to smoke and only 2 drags should do it.

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@pfbacon

Let's strive for accuracy in our communications. Exaggerations don't help anyone. We're all different – some of us need medicines that didn't work for others. Thanks! Peggy

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if anything very rare is going to happen it will happen to me! I am just mentioning a very rare rare occurrence. yes I do admit they help others.

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@donfeld

With all the pain I have the only thing that helps is marijuana the kind you smoke. Two pokes of marijuana will calm your pain and calm you and make you relax and it helps so much.

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@donfeld, Good afternoon. The sun just came out…….finally. I really feel that we might have a basket of apples and oranges here. We have an agreement that medical cannabis or marijuana can be very helpful for Small Fiber Neuropathy and one might assume the idiopathic diagnosis. We don't all agree on the distribution method. So without going to Leafy, I am going to reprint what I was taught. (By the way, I subscribe to "Leafy" and follow their lead in my research efforts.).

For immediate response to intense pain use a vape pen and a cartridge of a hybrid or other strain/formula you prefer. Within 10-15 minutes, the pain will begin to move to the background. However, it only lasts about 20-30 minutes. That is where I started. I no longer vape.

Then I graduated to tinctures, starting with 3:1 CBD/THC held under the tongue for just a few seconds or so. At first, 25 mcg, on up to a dropper plus 50 mcg. That lasts 3-4 hours or until you wake up in the morning after a bedtime dose. About a year ago, I upped the tincture ante to 2:1 CBD/THC in the morning before my yoga and mindfulness practice. That was done in concert with a taper off of nortryptyline. Recently I have progressed to 1:1 CBD/THC and have begun to reduce my nightly gabapentin.

At each step, I used medical cannabis to change the dosages of or eliminate medication which for me had too many side effects.

Just yesterday…….I moved over to a 1:3 CBD/THC. Called THC (rich)…..so far so good. Again I started with the minimal .25mcg and will increase slowly. Only after this dosage is up and running will I begin the taper from anti-anxiety medication. Shoot….I am anxious just writing this reply.

So…… careful watching….digestive system, dry eyes, head zaps, etc. etc. We all have to be our own prescribers.

May you be content and at ease today.
Chris

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