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Can you tell me what to do if on Neurontin (gabapentin) started having panic attacks after started taking the med?

Can you tell me what to do if on Neurontin (gabapentin) started having panic attacks after started taking the med?

Talk to your doctor: Tell them your concern. They will advise you as to whether the panic attack could be related to the medication or not. If it is not seek treatment for panic attacks from a qualified psychologist. A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication if needed will help you control this symptom. ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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I have very bad panic attacks. I take 60 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) a day but i'm also on gabapentin and oxy for a back injury and migraine meds. Do u suggest anyt?

I have very bad panic attacks. I take 60 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) a day but i'm also on gabapentin and oxy for a back injury and migraine meds. Do u suggest anyt?

Interaction: How much oxy you taking time interval make sure you take as schedule don't use CAD pen your panic might be due to opioid withdrawal also what is dose of Neurontin (gabapentin) life style caffeine intake your thyroid function and any relaxation therapy. ...Read more

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I recently started gabapentin for anxiety and I noticed pitting edema on my right foot and ankle and shortness of breath. Side effect or panic attack?

I recently started gabapentin for anxiety and I noticed pitting edema on my right foot and ankle and shortness of breath. Side effect or panic attack?

Gabapentin: Hi, lower extremity swelling could be a side effect of Gabapentin but I don't believe your Shortness of Breath is due to Gabapentin, I suggest that you contact ur prescribing doctor to change your medication. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can levimir cause panic attacks?

Can levimir cause panic attacks?

Unlikely: Levemir (insulin detemir) a long acting basal Insulin does not have know side effects of inducing panel attacks directly. Panic attacks can be 2ndary from overwhelming emotional response that's been triggered. ...Read more

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What causes panic attacks at night?

Panic: One theory is that late in the day when you are less physically active while your brain is still producing adrenaline (anxiety chemical), you can be more prone to get anxious, plus it coincides with the time when people normally are thinking about the events of the day instead of distracting themselves with physical activity. ...Read more

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What can cause 10 minute panic attacks?

Panic: If otherwise physically healthy, untreated chronic panic disorder can show longer-lasting attacks. ...Read more

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What could cause an onset of panic attacks?

Anything/Nothing: The thing about panic attacks is that they can come out of the blue and for no particular reason. Or they may occur as the result of certain stressful situations, or other non-stressful situations like going to the store. One problem is, let's say a person has a panic attack at the store. He or she may then relate that store to the panic and avoid going to the store afraid they will panic. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my constant panic attacks?

What could be the cause of my constant panic attacks?

Many things: If you have a history of panic, then poor sleep, use of caffeine, nicotine, illicit drugs, alcohol or psychosocial stressors could play a role. If you don't have a history of panic, then you should see your doctor to be sure you don't have a medical condition causing this such as hypoglycemia or thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What causes panic attacks with hyperventilation?

Panic: Usually there are no clear triggers for panic attacks. Finding good therapist that works with cognitive behavior therapy will help u explore the dynamics underlying your anxiety, and eventually concur the attacks. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more