I’ve been on gabapentin for two days and I am experiencing the worst vivid nightmares I’ve ever had I wake up and I’m not even awake I’m just in another dream almost having trouble distinguishing from being awake to the dream is anybody else experiencing this does it subside thank you
I feel for you. ! I was on gabapentin for six months . The nightmares were so vivid that it was like watching a horror movie.
I also gained roughly 20 pounds in six months . ( edema ). The nightmares and the weight maintained until i got off of it.
I was prescribed it as an antidepressant ( not for pain ).
That was my experience on it.
Oh. The weight and the dreams subsided in about six weeks ( once again... my experience on it ).
I have had my Gabapentin dose highered at night, only last week. I have just been woken up by being pushed back in my sleep and touched in a private place. I am so scared to go back to bed. I have never had any such dreams before, I am also very jumpy when trying to relax. I have Fibromyalgia, I don't know if it would be that.
Does anyone have the same thing, please??
I just did a search for gabapentin and nightmares. I've been on 300 mg 4x daily and went down to twice a day, for about two weeks and I'm having the scariest real life dreams and had the worst one yet tonight. It's almost 3am and I've been crying so hard my eyes are almost swollen shut cause I was so scared. I'm on this to help take the edge off some chronic pain but it's not worth it if it's going to be like this. Also, I've been sleepwalking but only for a few minutes til I wake up and wonder what the hell am I doing?! The first time I took our big mirror off the bedroom wall! This is so scary, but glad to know it's not just me experiencing the nightmares on this drug. Anyone else sleepwalking? My husband's afraid I'm going to do something really dangerous and hurt myself or someone else if I don't wake up in time.
I’ve been taking Gabapentin for about a month. During this time I’ve had vivid dreams and nightmares. I have also been talking in my sleep, to the point that I continue with what I am saying even though I wait up mid sentence. I continue until my point is made. I try to stop myself, realizing what is happening, but the words just seem to keep flowing out of my mouth. I have a doctor appointment in two weeks and will definitely bring this to my doctor’s attention. Has anyone else experienced these side effects?
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