My phsychiatrist put me on Gabapentin to help my anxiety and insomnia. I have only taken 100mg. 3 times a day. So far I have experienced side effects of dizziness, nausea, and feeling drunk or high. I also feel like I have blurred vision and just an overall weird feeling in my body. Just wondering if this goes away, and if so how long to I have to take it before the side effects go away. Right now it is making me miserable.
Gabapentin - Dizziness, Nausea, Blurred Vision & I Feel Weird. How Long For These Effects Go Away?
- 5 May 2013 by Lee
- 17 September 2018 (12 weeks ago)
- anxiety, insomnia, generalized anxiety disorder, gabapentin, side effect
Added 5 May 2013:
I have been taking it for one week .
The side effects you mention are common with Gabapentin. They usually become less each day. If they do not start to reduce after a couple of days call your doctor. You may need to take a smaller dose or reduce the number of doses you take a day. Most side effects usually lessen after a short period of time.
For more information on Gabapentin side effect:
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I was put on Gabapentin 27th December 2017 as a last resort for chronic cough following a bad bout of chronic bronchitis. Since starting I have had severe daily headaches, dreadful dizziness, and nausea. I wondered if it was this as have been on Ventolin nebuliser and Fostair inhaler with little side effects, manageable. I also have trouble sleeping at night and increased appetite therefore increased weight. Local hospital could/would not answer any of my questions so am going private to see a Respiratory Consultant, not cheap, but if I get answers it will be worth it. Next appointment at hospital is not until March. I cannot wait that long.
I am 61 and just started this a couple of weeks ago. I too am dizzy and if I turn my head too fast or look down I get the spins! I have degenerative disc disease and the gabapentin really helps the pain but I hate being dizzy. I am going to try it for a month. Hopefully this side effect goes away!
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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