bedtime and I am not waking up until 2:00pm in the afternoon. I was given the gabapentin for chronic headaches because nothing would work to stop them, not even Botox. I am really concerned because the plan is to increase my gabapentin up to 1 in the am and 2 in the pm and if it is causing me to sleep all the time I don't want to take it. Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there anyone out there with chronic headaches who has gotten relief from something else?
Drowsiness is a beginner side effect of gabapentin meaning that if you take it consistently, it’ll go away after a few days. Plus even though you slept until 2, if you were forced to get up, you’d probably be functional. It could just be that your body was going to sleep as long as you let it.
I have been prescribed gabapentin many times for my AS. It never works. The side effects far outweigh the helpfulness. I took it the first time for three months as directed. Low dose. I didn’t eat anything more than usual but swelled up like a balloon w 30 extra pounds inside of two weeks. I was also tired constantly and it was through the entire three months and lingered several weeks after I stopped taking it. It’s one of those drugs that works great for some people but is awful for others. If it continues to make you feel that sleep, I would consider trying something different before you get hurt. IE: a fall, car accident, slip in the shower...
Are you taking the trazodone for sleep? Because if you are taking it as an anti depressant it also causes sleep incase you didn’t know. Gabapentin does cause drowsiness, however people usually say that this side effect goes away with time as you gain tolerance to the medication
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