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Gabapentin
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Gabapentin, 2.63 / 5 (16 votes)

Gabapentin Side Effects

Serious Side Effects of Gabapentin

Certain Side Effects of Gabapentin might be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact a doctor immediately:
  • An increase in the occurrence of seizures
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Fever, body aches, glandular swelling or other flu-like symptoms
  • Confusion, nausea and vomiting, lack of or no urination
  • Unusual and uncontrollable eye movement
  • Skin rash, bruising easily, severe tingling, numbness, pain

 Common side effects of Gabapentin

  • Blurred vision
  • Breast swelling
  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Weakness
 
  • BECKY

    I HAVE FALLEN WHEN DR PRESCRIBED A 2400 MG PER DAY. MY LEGS TURNED TO JELLO AND WAFFLED AND DOWN I WENT. I LOWERED DOSAGE BUT THE WAFFLING AND INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENTMENT OF BOTH LEGS AND HANDS/ARMS TO THE POINT OF DROPPING OR THROWING THINGS UNCONTROLLABLY. I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS PERMANENT AND I’M GOING TO ASK A LAWYER. ITS SCARY NOT BEING ABLE WALK OR CONTROL YOURSELF.

    • Jason Teague

      Im taking it now and I get a real burning and tingling real bad in my right foot and now it starting in my left…..so which lawyer I can call for a potential suit……

    • evil jim the doctor

      my wife experienced your symptoms.after we (gradually) weened her off her motor functions resumed normal action. however as you were greatly overprescribed (more than 6 times the recommended maximum dose for humans) you may wish to seek a different doctor and bolster your vit d. get blood work and look for signs of cll (chronic lymphatic leukemia) before its too late to look back

  • Darlla

    been using this drug for 2 years to help stop pain from arthritus and nerv pain. Have experienced balance problems, confusion,falling asleep when standing, talking,almost everything I do, extreme droziness when driving. numbness in legs feet hands.

  • Zak Carillo

    I was titrated to 300mg gaba for insomnia caused by chronic pain. It did not work. Then dose was upped to 600mg at bed and I could not go to sleep because my mind was racing and I felt severe panic attacks (never had before) anxiety etc. Most horrible drug I have ever experienced. Made me think about doing bad things, but fortunately I knew it was the gaba talking. I would rather be tortured and water boarded then shot dead than take gaba ever again. I truly thought it was going to kill me, and it probably would have if I didn’t stop taking it.

  • TAG

    Whew I will never take that again. Imagine waking to find yourself standing in the bathroom clawing at your mouth to rid the cicada bugs you thought were suffocating you from the mouth down into the lungs.

    Yeah…. way not cool.

    Better now and that was at week three 300 mg x3/day for intractable cervicalgia post-cervical spine discectomy and fusion X4 w/neurological deficit and adhesions of the spinal cord.

  • NeverAgainGabapentin

    I was put on Gabapentin 300mg 3 times a day for nerve pain it does nothing for any pain period they insisted I stay on it. So I did for a year and what happened was the first 6 months I went from weighing 200 pounds to 250 pounds and I’m 6’3. I lost memory of past and current events I developed severe tinnitus (ringing in ear) I would wake up every morning vomiting up stomach acid even with acid reducers I lost all motivation to do anything except lay in bed and after a year of taking it I developed Cancer. Although they stated that Cancer developed in lab rats but couldn’t be directly linked to Gabapentin I developed I freak type of testicular cancer not common for my age group(14 years out of the age group for it) after I quit taking Gabapentin.