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Gabapentin Related Fear

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Social Media Events20
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  • Gabapentin
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The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Milnacipran Hydrochloride

Gabapentin

... slowly with a 300 mg dose - and went up to 600 slowly. I've been experiencing chills, and flu like symptoms, vision problems, difficulty breathing, horrible fatigue, fear , and difficulty thinking cle...


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Gabapentin

... that wake me in the night, am weak, unable to eat, have alternating chills and sweats, and my pain is untreated as I wait to see a pain specialist because my dr is afraid to prescribe anything else. O...


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Gabapentin

... with 300 mg/day and worked my way up. I feel good! I never felt this good all my life, I have opened up to the world around me and enjoying life much better. I deal with stress and fear in a totally d...


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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: Fatigue, Chills, Abdominal pain upper, Dyspnoea, Influenza like illness, Thinking abnormal, Vision blurred, Fear

Posted By gsgrace in fdb.rxlist.com on March 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... difficulty breathing, horrible fatigue, fear, and difficulty thinking clearly. I thought I had a bad virus! I have had stomach aches, and migraines, been completely unable to stay awake, and now I f...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flatulence, Chills, Anger, Drug withdrawal syndrome, Dyspepsia, Hyperhidrosis, Influenza like illness, Muscular weakness, Decreased appetite, Fear

Posted By Usually happy in fdb.rxlist.com on August 15, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... has been two weeks now and the misery is still with me. So angry at my dr for prescribing this med! Don't try it if you've got a tender stomach! Now, I've got miserable nausea, gas pains that wake me ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fear

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 24, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... with 300 mg/day and worked my way up. I feel good! I never felt this good all my life, I have opened up to the world around me and enjoying life much better. I deal with stress and fear in a totally d...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hyperhidrosis, Tenderness, Fear, Menstruation irregular

Posted By traceace in fdb.rxlist.com on June 3, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I had sciatic pain in back and down my left leg so bad was going crazy with pain! I was going to get epidural shots in spine but after taking Gabapentin for about 1 week pain slowed to tolerable so i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Anxiety, Sudden death, Fall, Psychotic disorder, Fear

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

Side Effects: Fear, anxiety, dizziness beyond belief ( feels like I am on a boat at sea all the time)Definitely promoted thoughts of dying ( and i'm not like this) Took the lowest dosage po...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersomnia, Muscle spasms, Somnolence, Fear

Posted By kwk in fdb.rxlist.com on November 19, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... like many of the reviews I've read, had problems w/daytime sleepiness, sometimes so severe I became afraid to drive, or even use my stove to cook a sandwich, fearing I would fall asleep at the counter...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersomnia, Muscle spasms, Somnolence, Fear

Posted By kwk in fdb.rxlist.com on November 19, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... like many of the reviews I've read, had problems w/daytime sleepiness, sometimes so severe I became afraid to drive, or even use my stove to cook a sandwich, fearing I would fall asleep at the counter...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Pain, Hypoaesthesia, Sleep disorder, Death, Muscular weakness, Paraesthesia, Somnolence, Fear

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 30, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I felt like I was floating out of my body, tired, was talking to dead people, and could not sleep. I felt very afraid, weak and moved like a zombie. It did not stop the pain, burning, n...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Mental impairment, Weight increased, Fear

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 17, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Neurontin (gabapentin) for Hot Flashes: I find Neurontin/gabapentin to be a life saver in regards to my hot flashes. I was on the verge of going insane with how severe my hot flashes were and how freq...



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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.