so a little background, I've got narcolepsy, cataplexy, insomnia, severe anxiety, and daily headaches. I'm prescribed with adderall during the day, (which I love dearly, really helps me focus and work hard). I was prescribed with trazadone a couple months ago for insomnia and anxiety, but it made me feel like a zombie so my doc switched me to gabapentin for sleep and headaches. I've only been on it a short while but I've noticed some undesirable side effects. I take 100mg before bed time (I'm quite a small framed gal) and at first I feel great. warm and fuzzy feeling, but as I try to sleep, I just start crying a river out of nowhere. To be fair, I am under a lot of stress right now but it's unlike me to just start crying. Does anyone else have these effects? Also, after I quit crying and did fall asleep, I really only slept for about 4 hours and woke up at like 2 am ready to run a marathon.
I'm not in health care. I take 400mg of Gabapentin twice a day. I'm supposed to take it 3 times a day and I too don't like the side affects you discribed and that's why I only take it twice a day and I did tell my doctor. All together I take approximately 22 different meds. I understand what your going through.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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