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Neurontin For Migraine
My Dr recently put me on Neurontin (gabapentin) for migraines. Along w many other meds.I am an rn, and I'm very hesitant to take this pill. Any knowledge will help?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with my neurontin and amitriptyline (both for migraines)? Was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks.
Took a 300mg neurontin, robaxin, 1mg Klonopin, 100g trazodone, and a fioricet at the same time. Any problem with it? TMJ is agony and causing migraine
TMJ/ Migraine: Regarding the medications you are on and took together, please consult with your own physician. Regarding your TMJ/TMD issue, please consult with a dentist who has extensive experience and training treating TMD. The really expert ones are few and far between but have all types of modalities to evaluate and treat your joint dysfunction and get you on the path to a pain free life. ...Read more
What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc?on trileptal,wellbutrin,neurontin,klon.
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
Please describe efficacy difference in Lyrica (pregabalin) vs Gabapentin for migraine/headache of a very nervey type?
It depends: Efficacy refers to proven and clear superiority based on objective evidence. Hence, I doubt you'll find an answer for your efficacy question. Even the effectiveness question is problematic and in my clinical experience all I can say is that gabapentin is possibly preferable when nerve pain is associated with less rather than more anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Gabapentin an effective migraine treatment? I can't take tryptans, SSRIs, MAOIs or NSAIDS and have severe GERD.
Prophylaxis or tx?: It isn't clear from your question if you have chronic migraine or episodic migraine. Gabapentin isn't optimal for chronic, but botulinum toxin can be used; for episodic there are a number of injectable medications that can be helpful as well such as Imitrex. You should talk to your doctor regarding these options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects?tylenol,NSAIDs&neurontin dont work.on trileptal,klon,&wellbutrin now
Weekly migraine: Most people would not take a medicine every day to prevent a migraine that occurs once per week. Unless that migraine lasts several days. Substitutes for topamax (topiramate) could be propranolol, magnesium, or valproate perhaps. Normally wellbutrin and propranolol are not used together, in case the mood worsens. Why are you using trileptal? Your side effects may occur due to medicine interactions. ...Read more
Can i take phenergan (promethazine) if on wellbutrin,topamax,trileptal,klonopin,neurontin?no seizure history im aware of,dont drink or do drugs.get migraines&nausea.
Yes it is safe, but: Doesn't work well to prevent migraine headaches, and is not fda approved for that purpose. Other far better meds are available. May work well for several nerve pain problems, but has a maximal effective dose of 2400 mg daily, and Lyrica (pregabalin) may be more useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 3000 mg of gabapentin for sfn and my occasional migraines are now 3-4 a week! could the gabapentin be making them worse?
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.
I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome... I suffer from chronic migraines. Would gabapentin be a safe choice?
Migraine: To answer that question lots more information is necessary. This kind of question should be posed to the physicians who know you and the details of your problems. Generally a beta blocker(propranolol)is effective for decreasing migraine frequency and severity. There are many factors which go into these recommendations. ...Read more
Dosing of Gabapentin for epic Migraines, tinnitus, nerve pain. Is 1500mg or above a reasonable dosage? I don't want to press my doc, but 900mg is fine, and 1200mg is a bit better, but still not efficaceous enough. I've read that for nerve pain people g
That is reasonable: Often times when treating people with nerve pain the dose of gabapentin needs to be titrated up until the effective dose is reached (since the effective dose is different for each individual). The maximum recommended dose is 3600mg per day, so 1500mg is well within a safe range. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 7yo daughter gets migraines she went to see a neuro and she put her on 3ml of gabapentin is this safe why didn't she do a CT or anything?
CT's aren't benign: We now appreciate that the accumulation of radiation exposure over a lifetime of medical imaging can have its own risks, including an increased risk of cancer. That said, it might still be important to image the brain in someone with a new complaint of headache. Speak with your daughter's neurologist to learn how s/he came to the decision to not image. Gabapentin is safe and well tolerated. ...Read more
I have been experiencing hair loss from gabapentin (300mg) I am taking it for chronic migraines and also to assist with sleep any other options?
I've been having Migraines for past 4 days. its on the side of my head. i taken Gabapentin, Excedrin,Imitrex,pamelor, topamax (topiramate). what else can i take?
Try Magnesium: Try Magnesium daily for prevention, plus lots of hydration. You can apply ice to the area 20 mins on, 20 mins off. Massage to the neck, shoulders and scalp can be helpful, and also taking a warm bath. I have also found botox injections to be helpful, or lidicaine injections to the nerves at the base of the scalp. Hopefully you've been instructed about diet & smoking, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are sodium-channel blockers used for Central Sensitization? What other meds? Tried gabapentin,nada. Hyperacusis, tachycardia, migraines, tinnitus. UGH
See here: Please see this link for help with your question. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20472509 ...Read more
Lamotrigine for migraines, "visual snow," tinnitus...? Gabapentin doesn't do enough for me, doc recommended this as an option, how common are the side effects? What do you think of this drug as an option? He talked about other anti-epileptics like Depak
My opinion: I am NOT impressed with either lamotrigine or gabapentin, as preventatives for migraine headaches, and feel that Depakote, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and topirimate are far superior. OTC remedies also work, such as butterbur, riboflavin, CoQ10, magnesium, feverfew. BOTOX also. ?headache specialist? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I take gabapentin and verapamil for compl. migraine. Took flexeril 3hr ago for arth in neck. Can I take a Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for migraine pain now?
Recurrent headache: Migraine is a chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours it may have other associated symptoms like nausea&vomiting inreased sensitivity ti light about one in third patients feel an aura. It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, daily preventive medications can help reduce the intensity and frequency of attacks. Its important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine: Migraine pain if happens about 8-10 times a month you can ask a preventive medicine to be prescribed by your doctor. To stop one episode medical authorities suggested to take a high dose regular pain killers such as Ibuprofen 800 mg at the first moment of pain. There are also specific anti migraine medications such as sumatriptan that could be taken at each episode of pain. ...Read more
Help: I try to help you with explanation that migraine is lifelong condition. At different period of live it cold be often and then -rare. Your goal : to avoid full strength of headache with modern medicine, using them as soon as you have aura or feeling it's coming. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confirm with MD 1st: 16 year old female has migraine, wants to know what to do. Migraine Headache is a very common ailment Pain usually localized in specific areas on the head can be excruciating, pounding; tender to touch in affected area, many times associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea or even vomiting. Shutting lights & sounds off plus many OTC analgesics could help. Be sure with MD/ Headache spec ...Read more
Get checked: If your headaches do not respond to pain medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then it would be good to get checked out by a doctor. You may also want to maintain a headache diary when you have a headache. In this you should write down anything you ate in the hours before the headache started, or how much sleep you got the night before or anything else that stands out and look for patterns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What we know: Migraine is inherited due to family genetics. We also are aware that sufferers are sensitive to external and internal triggers which set off glutamate receptors in the brain. The process results in electrical/chemical reactions in brainstem and ultimately parts of brain with release of a series of chemicals that cause pain and to a lesser extent blood vessel changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine Tx: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more
No cure is available: Migraine is a serious and complex neurological disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is a manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more