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Is Gabapentin Good For Anxiety
What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.
Back of head pain: Hello. If Gabapentin is the only thing you have tried, you have many more medication options such as Topamax, which now comes as extended release once daily called Trokendi XR. Elavil, Pamelor, Doxepin, and Tofranil are also options.These latter four are also once daily medications. Help too with sleep. You have even more option than these so talk to your provider about a switch with gaba wean. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Not for anxiety: Gabapentin, a relatively new anticonvulsant differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans. It is widely used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions, but not for the anxiety. Rec.: a psychiatrist consultation for further investigation and medication adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: These are possible side effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can Be Many: Gabapentin aka Neurontin side effects: drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, headache, double or blurred vision, unsteadiness, anxiety, memory problems, strange or unusual thoughts, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, weight gain, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, and some patients may develop suicidal ideation or even attempt suicide. ...Read more
I have been taking gabapentin to sleep for about 3 months . It has been 8 days since I have took any. When does withdraws like anxiety stop?
Soon: Gabapentin is not intended as a sleep aid, it is a neurologic medication used for nerve pain and neurologic disorders. Any drugs that affect the brain should be weaned slowly, to minimize side effects such as yours. However if it has been 8 days, your side effects should be nearing their endpoint. Please check with your doc before just stopping this drug. ...Read more
How is 100mg gabapentin eliminated from your body? Makes me very groggy in the AM. On it for a week now for anxiety.
Still on Citalopram?: Especially in combo, grogginess is a common side effect. It has a short 1/2-life (~7hrs) so, if you stop - after 7rs you'll have 50mg in you., then 25, then 12.5, then 6.25, etc. In 2-3 days - all gone! I usually urge people who are not happy w/ side effects to consider psychotherapy as a way to reduce or eliminate need for meds. Think about CBT for anxiety mgmt skills. Multi-purpose, safe skills. ...Read more
Been on 100mg gabapentin for a week. Can I stop cold turkey? Trail for anxiety but making me feel lousy
Ask: Your doc to taper you off. This medication is not indicated for anxiety. In fact, I have to be honest: many in the psychiatric field wonder what this medication is good for. ssri's like the Celexa are top shelf anxiety treatment but, as opposed to use for depression, the dosages usually need to be more robust. Take care. ...Read more
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