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Side affects of gabapentin????

Jun 24, 2017 7:41 PM

What side affects have you all had with gabapentin, I would love yo know thank you

Jun 24, 2017 8:07 PM

I had a lot of side effects to that and I now use pregabalin with in my opinion is much better. I've tried them both. Mayb suggest to your doc about pregabalin and gabapentin and the small tiny difference they make. It doesn't work for everyone X

Jun 24, 2017 8:20 PM

Patches7216 what side effects did you have in specific. I am worried about the depression and weight gain I am very body conscious and have always been thin and fit and I really and self conscious so I'm struggling with that idea

Jun 25, 2017 7:15 AM

I been on gabapentin bout 6 months now i have no issues no side effects UNLESS I STOP TAKING IT !!! Then i become sluggish wont eat cant eat i just get tired cant function... Its helped me emensly however going off it is so bad .... This will be my 2nd time going off it first time was 2 weeks it was horrrrrible i never felt so worthless n lost n idk but other then that i have not noticed any thing !!! It has helped quality of my life emensly...

Jun 25, 2017 7:16 AM

Oh yes weight gain is a issue with it i went off 2 weeks plumited 30 pounds... So i watch my diet closely fuest time i gaines 50 pounds ....

Jun 25, 2017 7:31 AM

@Kenz ur lucky i am body self concious horribly!!! Im a fat girl!!! However unlike what most would say or think i have health issues that have gotten in way make it extremley hard to loise weight... My throid was removed at age 23 due to cancer i had 4 liquid radiation treatments there after.. I have faught soooo hard loose weight i was always told it hapoen once ur regulated on meds it drop off !!! 23 24yrs old then now going on 40 never been REGULATED and now im as close as can be i almost died nany times.. I tried every diet i can think off with no results pill books everything.... So its not for lack of effort now im pre diabetic so it realllly has start changing .... I gained 50 pounds on gabapentin list my shit cuz i was the biggest i have ever been wtf realllly i just cried cuz im unable to EXERCISE due to my body i need a cane get around ... So my pain doc ordered water therapy i did that learned what i needed n now i will do it in my pool once i get over this flare and and get meds back im waiting for court date in sept for disability but im be going off 4 medications one us gabapentin i will be non existent i will be a puddle on bed unable fully get up n move .. Im realky sorry ur struggling .. I think i started this with the thoughts of how fat i see myself and ugly i honestly dont even know why my Tree loves me but he does even a lump he loves ... Hes remarkable and im fucking wicked lucky fir honest!!! If u ever need talk message me ... Idk if a fat gurls brain can help u but i been this way since high school so i been picked on tortured calked names everything !!!! Lol i even had people say loose weight u may not need a cane 😖😖😱 yup i think i heard it all... I started watching Whitney Way Thors show honest to god shes helped my brain a lot the show is so funny shes just a funnnny fat girl lives to dance she refuses to give up thats kinda yes i need in my life i know opposite u but u may find some thing in it!! Thats all i have i realky feel for u cuz body anything is hard nowa days im trying be comfirtable in this suit its reallllllly hard im trying once im able say fuck u this is me i try thats all i got !!! Once i can get there things be way better ... Its hard breaking years n years of abuse n mental abuse it sticks to ur mind like tiny diseases that plague u... Sending u hugz n love

Jun 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Gabapentin gave me severe anxiety and even raised my heart rate to over 100 beats a minute

Jun 27, 2017 6:08 PM

@Kschref I am so worried about that I already get anxious and am so nervous about adding to that

Jun 27, 2017 6:11 PM

I totally understand. I have been in chronic pain for a little over 10 years and I can't even remember how many different meds I've been on but I can remember all of the ones I had bad reactions to. The more the doc changes my meds the more anxious I get.

Jun 27, 2017 6:27 PM

@Kschref I have the same issue I have so many bad experiences that new things make me so anxious and sick to my stomach just thinking about it. But I am so worried about this one

Jun 27, 2017 10:09 PM

I have had anxiety and panic attacks but gabapentin makes me tired.

Jun 27, 2017 10:20 PM

I wish i could give you a hug and tell you how beautiful you are. Since i fell and broke my shin bone and damaged my knee i have gained a lot of wait and i have so much pain! You are awesome for keeping going every day!

Jun 28, 2017 4:22 AM

@anonymous41414 kinda have no choice well i guess u do u could give up just let it all go.. But then that wouldnt be me... I have many flaws like always trying see good in every one and thing been bit cut stabbed bruised n beaten by many on way but my best friend.shot n killed himself so i have to be realllllly low to even consider " i dont wanna live any more . and because what D did i cant imagine leaving my family like that so what option is left??? Yup JUST KEEP SWIMMING JUST KEEP SWIMMING 😬 HUGZ TO YALL

Jun 28, 2017 12:01 PM

I haven't had any side effects from it. I've taken it over a year 300 mg 3x a day.

Jun 28, 2017 9:10 PM

mizzmonroe my name is roni i have no idea why it shows up like that. I am sorry to hear about your friend and that i too think of that on occasion. Thankfully i opt to not do that to my family so i do whatever necessary to manage pain one day at a time 😉

Jun 29, 2017 2:07 AM

I can't stop gaining weight but most people seem to ba able to avoid that. I may have a disease that causes my body to process drugs strangely, so as long as you keep an eye on your diet and exercise, you should be fine. Usually gabapentin only noticeably makes me tired, but only for a short time after increasing my dose.

Jun 29, 2017 3:23 AM

@Roni well your alluding the system lmao... If u get there n u need some one pm me to talk ... I vowed as long as i live to save as many spuls as i could i COULDNT SAVE MY D BUT I CAN SAVE SOME ONE ELSES!!!! NOT ON MY WATCH !!!!😬 hugz

Jun 29, 2017 5:53 AM

Gabapentin made me even more tired than I normally am. While titrating up I started sleeping around 18-20 hours a day. It was awful.

Jun 29, 2017 7:13 AM

Shiiiit wish i could i was on 300 mg around 1 pm and 600 at bed time im going off it now like 4 other meds its sucks im reallly bad this is only time i sleeeeeeep... Other wise my insomnia takes control but it cant control being controled so i suffer... Like i just woke for bathroom im already tired n yawning i have choice but to go out dead heat today have doc appt i cant miss this i pushed it off twice cuz i was sick then in hospital... Ughh i wish normally i could sleep but i had gotten use to my routine actually ...

Jun 29, 2017 9:49 AM

I have gone deaf with it ,the company have now said this is a side effect of the drug.

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