... 100mg at bedtime for migraine prevention and occasionally forget to take my medication before bed. When this happens, the next day I feel weird sensations throughout my body, head to toe, that feel like "zaps" of "jolts" of electricity? I mentioned it to my neurologist and she doesn't seem to know what I'm talking about?
If you forget to take your zonegran at bedtime, you should take it as soon as you get up in the morning. It is an anticonvulsant drug, so possibly when you don't take it on schedule your nerves misfire. I was given dilantin for neuropathy --- caused seizures, but I used to get what I called "brain lightening" occasionally. My doctor had no clue what I was talking about either. When I stopped taking it, the "lightening" was more frequent until my body readjusted.
P.S. You should get a medical alert tag to let medical personnel know you are taking zonegran. You can run into a drug interaction situation if they don't know you are taking an anticonvulsant. Not good!
I've felt the "zaps" before, if I miss my gabapentin. Those are the weirdest sensations, aren't they?
Maybe you can set your phone to alert you, every night at the same time. Keeping a water bottle on your bedside table is also something that may trigger you to remember not to forget your zonegran.
Kathy has covered everything, as she is so on the ball, so I need not say anything else!
Best wishes to you!
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