My phsychiatrist put me on gabapentin to help my anxiety and insomnia. I have only taken 100mg. 3 times a day. so far I have experienced side effects of dizziness, nausia, and feeling drunk or high. I also feel like I have blurred vision and just an overall weird feeling in my body. Just wondering if this goes away, and if so how long to I have to take it before the side effects go away. Right now it is making me miserable.
Gabapentin - dizziness, nausea, blurred vision & feel weird, how long till these effects go away?
- 5 May 2013 by Lee
- anxiety, insomnia, generalized anxiety disorder, gabapentin, side effect
Added 5 May 2013:
I have been taking it for one week .
Added 5 May 2013:
I have been on it for one week.
5 May 2013
The side effects you mention are common with gabapentin. If they do not go away after a couple of days call your doctor. You may need to take a smaller dose or reduce the number of doses you take a day. Most side effects usually fade after a short period of time. All the best.
16 Oct 2014
Just started taking this neurotin as I have migraines everyday and recently had neck cervical surgery I have been taking it 3 days after a ten day headache and have had no headache slept threw the night but I'm dizzy nauseas and feel disoriented will this go away I'm only taking 100 mg 3xa day !help!!! I have a 4 yr old I can't feel like this all the time !
7 days ago
I was originally prescribed lyrica for extreme lower back pain due to a slipped disk along with sciatica but I was experiencing weight gain plus it's very expensive so I switched to gabapentin about a week ago;I feel awful dizzy,headachy,and an almost constant feeling of faint nausea.I'm thinking about just not taking them;I can't stand feeling nauseous most of all.I don't know how I'll feel about all the pain coming back though is the only problem and I have to go to school and I work and have a two year old
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