I have been experiencing burning all down my neck, back and arms and I was put on gabapentin 300 mg. I found by 4:00 PM I was angry and felt all kinds of bad thoughts. I have decided to cut back and take just I mid morning and 1 before bed. Has anyone experienced these feelings? Please help.
Can taking just 300mg of gabapentin a day cause anger and paranoia or am I just loosing my mind?
Question posted by Camsmom on 8 Nov 2018
Last updated on 11 November 2018
I noticed that you have diabetes noted in your topics.
How long have you been diabetic? Is it possible your diabetes could be getting worse, thus causing the nerve pain in your back, neck and arms to worsen?
Finally, I understand how excruciating nerve pain can be. My brother is diabetic and suffers from nerve pain in his back & spine. For his pain he's prescribed one 10 mg Flexeril 2 to 3 times a day. Maybe you could ask your doctor if that would work for you?
Hi Camsmom. I have never taken Gabapentin but I have taken both Lyrica and Cymbalta. I was prescribed them for chronic nerve pain but they caused me anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and so much more. I have researched Gabapentin and have read that many people have experienced the same symptoms as you. These types of medications change who we are and sometimes it can be a very hard road back to ‘normal’. Do all the research you can. Please take care and I wish you the best. Cindy
I'm taking a pretty high dose of Gabapentin (800 mg 3 times a day--morning/noon/evening before retiring) for Fibromyalgia and Neuropathy pain. I'm not having the effects you describe, however I'm also taking an antidepressant as well to stop the anger. I don't experience paranoia (feeling that someone is following me) so I don't know what to tell you, except that you might want to consult a psychiatrist to see if there's something underlying. Anger and paranoia are serious stuff and no one should have to suffer with them if help is available. Feel better!
My husband cannot take this because of the effect it has on him. Anger, rage, frustration etc.
I was given pregabalin rather than gabapentin so can’t speak from my own experience.
- Gabapentin uses and safety info
- Gabapentin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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