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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Hi spondi64 from Georgia from Australia –It is too difficult to give your any help unless you are more specific. What are you taking the pills for ? etc. What is happening, where it it happening. Bone, nerve, etc…Please.

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Hi spondi64 from Georgia from Australia –It is too difficult to give your any help unless you are more specific. What are you taking the pills for ? etc. What is happening, where it it happening. Bone, nerve, etc…Please.

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Google it and you'll find out what it is

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Gabepentin with Neuitin brabd is capsules of 300mg for 1) nerve repair 2) Epilectic seizures Normal in about 2 a day at night. Horizon brand is pills of 600mg and with doses of 1200 mg and more is for Restless Leg syndrome (frequently given with 2 of .5mg ropinarole. or additional ropinirole at meals. if day time restless leg (frequent movement disorder, or awakeness Restless leg syndrome). Another brand is for shingles. This is for U>S>A> not British Pharmaceudicals. There is a difference. You SHOULD review this with your physician or specialist. There is a lot of confusion with Gabepentin

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No. I have terrible pain if I don't take Gabapentin when I'm supposed to. Peggy

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My neurologist has me on 30mg of ambien (10mg 3xday) with propranolol for Dystonia and akathisia. and added remeron increase (mirtazapine) to start ambien taper. Remeron can cause increase in movement disorders. Help. I’m trapped.

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@watercolor8

My neurologist has me on 30mg of ambien (10mg 3xday) with propranolol for Dystonia and akathisia. and added remeron increase (mirtazapine) to start ambien taper. Remeron can cause increase in movement disorders. Help. I’m trapped.

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@watercolor8 I have had good luck with the Remeron generic Mirtazapine. Not able to lose the weight I’ve gained with Seroquel but it has really helped my depression and helps me sleep at night. I also take magnesium to help sleep. I believe I have tried almost all
Antidepressants and this one has been the best. It does nothing for pain or my anxiety attacks throughout the day.

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@watercolor8

My neurologist has me on 30mg of ambien (10mg 3xday) with propranolol for Dystonia and akathisia. and added remeron increase (mirtazapine) to start ambien taper. Remeron can cause increase in movement disorders. Help. I’m trapped.

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@watercolor8
Hi, I'm sorry to hear that you are suffering from these conditions, what a hell this must be for you. In case you are interested to interact with others about your dystonia there is a discussion about this on Connect, here is the ink:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-dealing-with-dystonia/
Also, here is a link to an earlier post by Colleen @colleenyoung who is a Connect moderator, regarding other discussions you might find interesting:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/spasmodic-torticollis/
Hope you are able to find ways to cope with these issues. Best, Hank

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@wsh66

You are taking a seizure med. It doesn't work for pain. Been there twice. They give it to you because they don't want tongive uou the onlybthing thst does work, narcotics. Welcome to the new medical reality. Pain isn't a real ptoblem. You are the problem. Leave it alone. Find a real pain clinic.

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I take gabapentin and I can’t tell it does anything for me either

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I take gabapentin take 3x 2×800,, at bed time 1600, can't tell if it's working. Asked Dr to take me off, he said you might have more pain. Have stimulator also. 9 years with PHN Very hard to sleep

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I know everyone is different but for me a was on gabapentine 1600 mg daily not sure if it was doing anything so after 1 1/2 yrs I weened off it, went back on after 1 1/2 months and tried it for another 3 months. FOR ME I FOUND NO DIFFERENCE, I am done with it, if it was not working why be on it. The search continues. Just remember everyone is different

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300 mg three times a day helps the nerve pain in my hips

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