Ever since I've been taking Gabapentin for approx a yr 300 mg 3 times daily I notice I talk so clear and vividly in my sleep. It's not a mumbling but like a regular conversation with someone. Even napping I will. I just wonder if anyone else has this.
I have had this but after a long period of trial and error discovered that it was not the Gabapentin that was doing it, but another medication I started earlier that once combined with the Gabapentin made me talk in my sleep and even move my arms and legs. I started sleep walking and even fell down a set of stairs breaking my arm, dislocating my elbow and had a concussion. I also was hallucinating but didn't know it until one day when I ran out of my sleep medication and hallucinated for 16 hours straight. It was awful. I'm not sure if this helps or not, but wanted to share so that hopefully you didn't have to go through the same horrible trial and error period that I did. Could it be another medication that you are taking in combination?
Hi these are results of a study done on people taking Gabapentin:
"On Sep, 8, 2013: 32,311 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 18 people (0.06%) have Sleep Talking".
As you can see, it is very rare, but there could be something in it. If it is affecting you badly, if you are very concerned about it, please speak with your doctor about the medication you are taking...
Yes, I've had these symptoms, and it's very embarrassing, especially if other people are around when it happens. As you said, the clarity of dreams and conversation is amazing. I took Gabapentin for 2 1/2 years and I stopped taking it completely, over a month ago. I didn't want to take it because it also messed with my memory. So, I'm glad I did because the talking in my sleep issue stopped. I was taking 2400 mg and quitting was easy.
It is very good, though, for pain and sleeping and anxiety.
The worst part of it were "falls." I fell and hurt myself seriously many times. My docs were very concerned about falls. Do you have any problems with falls? One time I passed out and I don't know why. I don't know when it happened and I don't remember when I woke up, but I do know the pain.
Have you talked to your doc about this? The symptoms your having really annoyed me. Fortunately, I live alone, so only my daughter experienced this happening. She shook me to wake me. Sheesh!
Faith, hope and love,
I have been having dreams, talking and raising hell in my sleep. I have started sleep walking and acting out my dreams. I take 400mg caps 3 times a day for Diabetic Nerve pain. It started shortly after starting Gabapentin 5 years ago and just found out what was causing my problems. My Doctors could not tell me why. My husband and I discovered this 2 days ago.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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