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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.

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, (topiramate) 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

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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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Is gabapentin good for anxiety?

Is gabapentin good for anxiety?

A bit: It is a mood stabilizer, but not a great one. I like it for pain and anxiety, but would rarely prescribe for just andiety. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) good for anxiety or sleep?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) good for anxiety or sleep?

Possibly, but: There is no formal fda indication for this medication for these symptoms.....There are other meds that are probably more effective an actually fda approved. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin a good choice for anxiety disorder when ssri's are not effective?

Is gabapentin a good choice for anxiety disorder when ssri's are not effective?

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 more

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What are the side effects for gabapentin for anxiety?

What are the side effects for gabapentin for anxiety?

Can Be Many: Gabapentin aka Neurontin (gabapentin) 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

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Been on 100mg gabapentin for a week. Can I stop cold turkey? Trail for anxiety but making me feel lousy

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 (citalopram) 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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How is 100mg gabapentin eliminated from your body? Makes me very groggy in the AM. On it for a week now for anxiety.

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

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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

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I take Gabapentin 600 Mg 3 Times day. for anxiety & migraines. it doesn't help me anymore. how can i stop taking it. does it cause problems if i stop.

See your PCP: Stopping Gabapentin suddenly can cause serious problems (e.g. withdrawal seizures). You may also experience side effects like anxiety, insomnia, headache, and sweating. See your PCP for primary headache evaluation. ...Read more

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What is better for chronoc anxiety lamictal or neurontin (gabapentin)?

Niether: Niether have strong evidence supporting their use in anxiety. Neurontin's effects on anxiety are thought to be mediated through its effects on the inhibitory neurotransmitter gaba (similar to, but much more subtly than, benzodiazepines). Lamictal is still being investigated for use in anxiety because it can reduce activity of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamine. ...Read more

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I use gabapentin for my anxiety and to help me sleep. What am I supposed to feel while on it? I don't think it's working

I use gabapentin for my anxiety and to help me sleep. What am I supposed to feel while on it? I don't think it's working

See provider: more physicians are using gabapentin for anxiety but the medications has a wide range of doses so you may need more or need a different medication See provider to first increase it to get to the right dose to help you ...Read more

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***PSYCHIATRY*** Does Neurontin (gabapentin) cause tolerance, where it loose its impact on anxiety? That's why I take it. I can't take Benzo because I got addicted

Tolerance unlikely : I would assume something else is going on. PTSD possible. Find a professional who can work through the possibilities. Relationship issues are in my experience the most common source of anxiety. Have you ever checked out Alanon? It can be helpful for anyone who has had an addiction. ...Read more

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Gabapentin for anxiety? How effective is it? Are there side effects? Will help tremors?

Gabapentin-anxiety: Gabapentin is a relatively new and phenytoin, differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans. The use for anxiety is anecdotal with promising preliminary results encourage further clinical exploration and systematic study of Gabapentin for the treatment of anxiety. Side effects: dizziness,, tiredness and double vision. ...Read more

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Can gabapentin (neurontin) effectively be used to treat anxiety?(gad) i've tried all the ssri's etc. But the se's are to extreme. Also, is it safe?

Can gabapentin (neurontin) effectively be used to treat anxiety?(gad) i've tried all the ssri's etc. But the se's are to extreme. Also, is it safe?

Review: 4*s of 5 but: Lots of possible side effects too - so while users say it works very well for anxiety - it can mean trouble. Have you tried non-drug techniques? Psychotherapy, meditation, exercise / dance programs, combinations of all/any? Talk w/ your dr about the Neurontin (gabapentin) if you want a trial to see if it is safe for you. Best! ...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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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more