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Gabapentin and Caffeine?

May 04, 2016 7:10 AM

Anyone else found caffeine made them feel spaced out whilst on gaba? On several occasions I've had 3 glasses of coke with a meal and felt almost drunk! Atleast it makes a good alcohol substitute.

May 04, 2016 9:53 AM

I don't drink much caffeine but when I do i have not noticed any drunk like episodes.

May 04, 2016 4:56 PM

I don't drink caffeine except for my 3 cups of coffee with breakfast. I've not noticed anything like this.

May 04, 2016 5:12 PM

I had a quick Google about interactions the tablets can have and it did say that it may change the way your brain processes caffeine. I haven't long starter taking it maybe it'll dissappear as strangely as it came.

May 04, 2016 8:13 PM

Though I didn't think of it in my earlier post, it may be because they have me on 200mg a dose. That's very low compared to most, but I react strangely anyway to lots of meds. Talk to your doc about it.

May 04, 2016 9:15 PM

I was on lyrica (neurontin) and it made me feel "loopy" all by itself. It is the same drug class as gaba and does basically the same thing in the brain. Great for pain control especially my neck but caused me to have a couple bad falls, reinjurying my left side as well as a few new bruises.

May 08, 2016 4:07 PM

Thanks, never thought about caffeine and gaba being the cause of my mid-day fibro fog (loopy and CRS).

May 09, 2016 6:33 AM

Gaba can add to the pain also and on me it made my bones feel like they were exploding and I fell more and left me with pins and needles that will not go away.

May 09, 2016 8:37 AM

Interesting. I've noticed bone pain with gaba also. Felt like being stabbed in the knee and leg bones pain sharp shooting extreme , like the Marie itself was knives.

May 09, 2016 8:40 AM

Oh, I have noticed on gaba that morning caffeine is all I can drink or it has no/the opposite effect.. Going to watch that more closely. Only on 200mg I take at night since i higher dose was knocking me out.

May 09, 2016 9:19 AM

They have me on 300mg - 3 times a day. I'm also on hydrocodone 3x, naproxin3x, muscle relaxers 3x, and xanax x1. Definitly need the coffee or super lathargic.

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