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Does Gabapentin Cause Panic Attacks
After two days of not having gabapentin i finally got it in the mail. I took my 1200mg but i've had three panic attacks. Why isn't it working again?
Wait: Maybe it has to build back up in your system for a few more days, especially since you were out for two days. In my practice, Gabapentin is a good medicine, but i personally do not feel it's the best for panic attacks. I don't want you to change your regimen just based on what i say, as i haven't examined you. If you were my patient with classic panic disorder, i probably would try nortriptyline. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have very bad panic attacks. I take 60 mgs of Prozac a day but i'm also on gabapentin and oxy for a back injury and migraine meds. Do u suggest anyt?
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?
Can you tell me what to do if on Neurontin 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic: Think of the phrase "bio psycho social". Bio is for hereditary or medical causes. Psycho is for psychological causes. Social is for exposure to fearful objects. Most cases, however, the cause is not clear, but with therapy & exploring dynamics, it becomes more clear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panic attacks: Etiology of panic attacks can be real or perceived threat to safety, whether it is actual scary encounter such as sudden exposure to feared object or event, or it can be an event that triggers fears from past exposure (flashbacks) that trigger our alarm system to react with panic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MOST PROBABLY...: Assuming no physical basis for them, there is probably a common underlying cause connecting them. One finds out about that sort of thing in psychotherapy - and when you find out, you can change/stop them. Meds help initially, but seeing the source is key to fixing things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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