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Gabapentin Related Apathy

Official FDA Reports115
Social Media Events20
Active Ingredients
  • Gabapentin
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Additional Terms for Apathy
  • I Dont Want To Do Anything
  • Empty Feeling
  • Not Motivated
  • My Thoughts Have Been Flattened
  • Lack Of Ambition
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The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Milnacipran Hydrochloride

Gabapentin

Side Effects: Side Effects:: Memory and problem solving - Constant tiredness, lack of interest . Hard to concentrate on necessary Paperwork - i.e. Taxes (TurboTax) Last year I had no problem with conc...


Source:" Neurontin (Gabapentin)

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Gabapentin

I am convinced this drug is evil! I take it for nuero pain. I take 300 mg 3X a day in 300 mg gel cap form. Side effects: 1st month I began to feel disconnected , unable to think clearly. Foggy and...


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Neurontin

Side Effects: short term memory loss, word finding problems, lack of motivation, apathy , depression, inablity to concetrate or multi-task, weight gain

While this drug has decreased my nerve...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fine motor delay, Fatigue, Feeling drunk, Apathy

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Posted By Samantha on March 15, 2019 @ 9:01 pm

I’ve noticed fine motor skills like typing, and hand writing, were more difficult. I would be typing and it is as if my fingers are two words behind everything else – like a really slow computer. Otherwise I felt very disassociated during the first week, and the first week after increasing dosages (tapered from 100mg 3 x a day to 300mg 3 x day over three months). It was useful for endometriosis related pain. The effects on pain were enough to make me really persist. Side effects are worst 12 – 72 hours after starting / increasing dosage. After three weeks on 300 x 3 times a day the lingering tiredness had passed and I had started to feel more like my normal self again.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dyspnoea, Wheezing, Cough, Hyperhidrosis, Fear, Fear of crowded places, Agoraphobia, Panic attack, Panic disorder with agoraphobia, Blood testosterone decreased, Apathy, Amnesia, Drug withdrawal syndrome

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Posted By Ryan on November 4, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

Had all of these side effects. Was taking off label for anxiety. Anxiety was initially better, but after about 2-3 months anxiety returned much worse. I am now trying to get off of this medication, however you must taper as you may have seizures if abruptly stopped. You also have a withdrawal syndrome with all of the above mental symptoms, however they are twice as bad as they were when you were taking the medication. Avoid if you can! Try St. John’s Wort - I’m taking that now and the anxiety/depression has lifted almost completely.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vertigo, Diplopia, Apathy, Depression, Disturbance in attention, Grip strength decreased

Posted By MothersdayBaby in fdb.rxlist.com on May 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... 1st month I began to feel disconnected, unable to think clearly. Foggy and I kept dropping things. It did help a little with neuro pain. The 2nd month I had double vision and vertigo. It was so b...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Amnesia, Apathy, Depression, Disturbance in attention, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 24, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... decreased my nerve pain and migraines I have had such severe memory loss, poor concentration and word finding problems I am weaning myself off of it. I am a nurse and the memory problems are so severe...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Lethargy, Amnesia, Apathy, Disturbance in attention

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 7, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe memory loss, word searching, not thinking clearly, feeling physically drunk without the head trip about 6 hours after dosage, feeling apathy and laziness and feeling no guilt abo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sedation, Apathy

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 12, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Apathetic, very slight sedation (super slight) Neurontin, combined with lamictal and wellbutrin, has helped me function. Neurontin keeps my mood stable during stressful times...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Apathy

Posted By agr8dane in fdb.rxlist.com on April 1, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... and spinal stenosis and cord lesions. This med along with methadone has given me back my life, which days are numbered, (advanced chronic Hep-c). Up until I started this I didn't care if I woke up or ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Apathy

Posted By agr8dane in fdb.rxlist.com on April 1, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... and spinal stenosis and cord lesions. This med along with methadone has given me back my life, which days are numbered, (advanced chronic Hep-c). Up until I started this I didn't care if I woke up or ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Apathy, Paraesthesia, Scar, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 10, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: sleepiness, lack of motivation, feeling "zombie-like"), difficult time waking up in the morning, hard time going to bed at night been on it now for a month (100mg 4 times a da...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Apathy

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 6, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, lack of motivation It helped with mood stabilization.



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