I have been on gabapentin a week I have never had depression so bad im thinking of stopping taking it
Why does gabapentin make me more depressed and give me anxiety?
- 2 Apr 2021 by Tessa07
- 3 April 2021 (3 weeks ago)
- depression, anxiety, insomnia, generalized anxiety disorder, gabapentin
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Depression and new/increased anxiety are common side effects that people may experience when first starting on gabapentin:
Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal thinking, depression, hostility, emotional lability, insomnia, anxiety, nervousness"
They normally resolve within days to a week or two and they generally lessen in intensity over a period of days.
I'd suggest that you report them to your health care professional for advice before stopping the medication.
Best regards and you should be feeling better quickly now.
Some experience what you are reporting while others do not experience the same side effects. This is due to numerous factors like the dosage, the frequency, pre-existing conditions, metabolic rate and neurotransmitter levels and overall chemistry. Talk to your prescriber about adjusting the dose then see how you do. Quite often the drug has to be adjusted to YOUR comfort level. Meaning what YOU can tolerate.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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