Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects

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Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects

Postby NHE » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:54 am

Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects
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Gabapentin Side Effects:

  • Dizziness, vertigo
  • Fatigue and or tiredness
  • Unsteadiness or incoordination
  • Abnormal thinking, anxiety, hostility, confusion, amnesia,
  • Depression, suicidal thoughts, mood changes
  • Fluid accumulation in feet, edema of face or extremities
  • Digestive distress, indigestion, loss of appetite, gas, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Dry mouth, dental problems, gingivitis
  • Blurred vision, double vision, unusual eye movements (nystagmus)
  • Headache
  • Withdrawal seizures (never stop gabapentin suddenly!)
  • Blood disorders
  • Skin rash (alert your M.D. immediately if this occurs!)
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, fever
  • High blood pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Tremor, jerky movements
  • Joint pain, joint stiffness, arthritis
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Re: Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects

Postby StaryNight » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:10 pm

This drug made me sick. They gave me too much too soon and I was terribly sick. I'll never touch it again. On a good note..it's a great med for dogs. My dog is on it with Tramadol for her arthritis and it works great.
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Re: Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects

Postby Deadheadgrateful » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:08 pm

Gabapentin is the worst drug I've taken. I was taking 800mg 4 times daily along with tramadol. If it wasn't for tramadol I would of fallen asleep on my second dosage. As far as nerve pain relief pain goes I give it a 1 out of 10. It didn't work at all. I'm glad it works for many people but not for me.
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