... spaced out drunk feeling is for the birds. Does the drowsy feeling go away and still help with nerve pain?
While everyone responds a bit differently, the "drunk" / drowsy / dizzy feeling usually goes away within a week or two of taking the same dose daily. For me, it only took about 5 days when I first started taking gabapentin, then about 2 days for each dose increase, but your results may differ.
I have been on 1800 mg a day with an extra 900 mg at bedtime of Gabapentin for over 10 years and never had a spaced out feeling. I'm glad it is helping you with nerve pain rather than adding strong narcotics on top of that, which I am on also. Even with all of that, I never even get lightheaded. How long have you been on 200 mg? I guess that's why there are so many different medications on the market to treat the same thing. Everyone's body is different in how they will react to a drug. If this bad feeling persists, and there is nothing else that could be causing this to happen to you, ask your doctor to try something else. Gabapentin happens to work for people that have nerve pain but it is not the main treatment this drug is used for.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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