I have been off tramadol for almost a week. It has been miserable. I have tardive dyskinesia and I found gabapentin to work pretty well. I sure don't want to get on another medicine that causes the same thing because I really hope the side effects subside in time.
Does Gabapentin cause Tardive Dyskinesia?
Added 15 Feb 2013:
It is early morning, can't sleep and my brain isn't at its clearest. I'd better clarify that the gabapentin isn't for TD but for back pain. So was the tramadol which I'm pretty sure caused the TD.
15 Feb 2013
Hi, it could be due to Tramadol or Gabapentin. I found these up to date statistics...
On Jan, 19, 2013: 34,169 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 73 people (0.21%) have Tardive Dyskinesia.
On Jan, 21, 2013: 33,309 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 143 people (0.43%) have Tardive Dyskinesia.
It is relatively rare as you can see, but it has been reported. Best to have a conversation with your doctor about this.
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