I have only been taking it for a week and just started taking it 3 times a day @ 100mg a pill. the side effects I have noticed are: some blurred vision, sleepiness, mood swings, and some hyperness so far. I am just worried about all the others so should I be worried
I take gabapentin should I be worried about all the side effects. I am only noticing a few of them?
- 21 Aug 2013 by missrose
- 21 Sep 2013
- migraine, pain, restless legs syndrome, fibromyalgia, gabapentin, side effect, vision, mood swing
Added 21 Aug 2013:
I am 50yrs old, I have scheurman's disease, scoliosis, osteoperosis, fibromyalgia, very low bone density, some of the disc are bulging into the spinal column, restricting the spinal fluid flow. I also have cluster migraine headaches, diabetic controled by medicine, high colesterol, bronchitis, and have had 3 heart attachs and I have acid reflux. if all this information helps you. I am on medicine for most of this and if you need a list of them I will be more than happy to provide them to you at a later time. I thank you for your concern and help on this matter. I am sure my Doctor wouldn't put me on this if she didn't think it was safe, but I am just concerned after reading about all the side affects.
Your a very good patient! Not many ppl read the side effects and I applaud you for doing your research. It comes down to does this medication along with everything else you take work. If it does the side effects may stop after awhile, but if they become unmanageable speak to your doctor. Not everyone gets the same side effects, but just keep an eye out for them. I just started a new med and my mom read the side effects and asked, "Are you sure you want to take this?" I started the new med because I have tried everything for sleep. So I'm thankful I have someone keeping an eye on me.
Don’t worry every single drug on the market as side effects, However if they become troublesome then you need to contact your Dr. Due to the side effects that you are experiencing I would seek medical advice asap. There are alternative drug to gabapentin or he/she may reduce the dose. There are a lot of people on this forum how take gabapentin (I was once on it myself, but I only suffered from a dry mouth), so expect lots of advice.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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