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Gabapentin And Mood Emotional
Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more
Taking Gabapentin 300gm and having problem with moods, staying awake, balance. When will these get better? I am starting my second week.
Cut back to 100 mg: Slowly titrated. Start at 100 mg at bedtime. Go up to 200 mg after a week. Wait another 7-10 days to go up to 300 mg at bedtime then after a week try to add 100 mg in the morning ...Read more
Can I take st johns wort for low mood while taking gabapentin for neuralgia (atypical facial - on one side)?
Can I take st johns wort for low mood while taking gabapentin for neuralgia (atypical facial - one side of face)?
You could: There are no known interactions between st. John's wort and gabapentin, so taking these in combination should not cause a problem. However, it may be helpful to work with a professional regarding your "low mood." st. John's wort can assist with mild-moderate depression, but if more extensive than this may not be effective. Also understanding what's happening before medicating it, seems wise. ...Read more
So I'm looking to get on a mood stabilizer, I was on depokote in the past. My current doctor doesn't want me on it. He is suggesting Gabapentin and Inderal (propranolol). What do you guys think? Depokote has worked great for me in the past.
Depokote OK but: Depokote can be Ok but there may be a medical reason why your physician does not want to use. There could be toxicity reasons or your evaluation medically may suggest reasons why the gabapentin and inderal (propranolol) may be a great idea. You need to discuss these with your physician ...Read more
My husband takes pravachol (pravastatin) his muscles hurt he also takes gabapentin for neuropathy not a diabetic he gets mood seings?
Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?
Your doctor: Is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depression. The medications you are taking may, over time, work on your depression as well as your other symptoms. Ask at your next visit or schedule one. If at any time you feel you may harm yourself, have any thoughts of suicide, go right to ER ...Read more
Many uses: Gabapentin aka Neurontin (gabapentin) is considered an anti epileptic, but is rarely used for epilepsy except as an adjunct to other medications. It is more commonly used for neuropathic pain or as a muscle relaxant. It's exact mechanism of action is unknown except that it blocks voltage-dependent calcium channels and modulates excitatory neurotransmitter release ...Read more
Variety of uses: Gabapentin has been used for epileptic seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, peripheral nerve pain, fibromyalgia, and even bipolar disorder. It is an older medicine with dosing limitations at a max of about 2400 mg. It has been largely supplanted by the newer drug lyrica (pregabalin). ...Read more
Not necessarily: I'm sure you're aware that Gralise is A brand name for the generic gabapentin. There are many other BRAND NAME drugs which are nothing but gabapentin. So really, the whole argument of which is better, Brand or Generic is moot since some people react better to one than other and all the bad rap that generics get really just comes down to individual body reactivity to each preparation. ...Read more
1200 mg 3-4x/day: Gabapentin is a peculiar medication. The absorption is not linear with the dosage. With each increase, you absorb less of the increase. 600 mg 8x/day is more than 1200 mg 4x/day I your body! This effect plateaus around 1200 mg per dose. However, that said, dosage limits are often reached symptomatically; ie, lethargy, sedation, tremor, trouble walking. Balance/coordination problems. ...Read more
Drug Interaction Chk: While both doxycyline and Gabapentin both do have their share of drug interactions with other drugs, if you are not taking other medications, you should not experience any interaction between Gabapentin and Doxycycline together. Caution is recommended before adding any additional medications. ...Read more
Incomplete List:: Serious: increased seizures; fever, body aches, flu sxs; rash, bruising, severe tingling, numb; stomach pain, lose appetite, dark urine, jaundice; chest pain, irreg heart rhythm, sob; confusion, nausea/vomiting, swelling, rapid wt gain, less urination, rapid eye movement. Less serious: dizzy, drowsy, weak, tired; nausea, diarrhea, constipation; blur vision; headache; breast swell; dry mouth. ...Read more
Neurontin (gabapentin) flexeril: Yes, the combination is safe as prescribed by your physician. There is an additive effect to the sedation however and you may find yourself feeling sleepy or uncoordinated at times. If this happens or if you feel wobbly on your feet please call your physician and let him know. ...Read more
Gabapentin SEs: Sedation is a common side effect of gabapentin. Each person will be somewhat different in their sensitivity to this SE -- but it does occur. Some patients may adjust to the medication dose, and find sedation less problematic with time. Or perhaps taking most of the dose at bed would help. Contact your prescribing MD to arrive at the best solution for your particular case & be well! :) ...Read more
No, it is not: Both are central nervous system depressants. They can both suppress the breathing centers in your brain. You could get super drunk, uncoordinated, black out, pass out, or stop breathing with the combo. Increased risk of falls, accidents, drunkenness, and embarrassing or shameful social behaviors you may or may not recall. ...Read more
It can: There are several studies that do show efficacy of Gabapentin in helping ease the effects of opiate and Suboxone withdrawal.However, my personal concern is that you can become dependent upon the Gabapentin if taken for a long period of time and you will deal with side effect with trying to come off that as well. Definitely do this under supervision of a doc, and keep open dialogue between each other ...Read more
IBU?: IBU? The International Beer Unit? Unless you're just not writing out the whole word for ibuprofen? Neurontin (gabapentin) is unrelated to ibuprofen by any means. It's a medication originally approved & designed to treat epilepsy but often used in pain management. Ibuprofen is an NSAID. To treat pain too. They're used in different pain types. Can't compare either strengths or potencies for that reason. ...Read more
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