Neurologist Discusses Gabapentin
Neurologist Andrew Reeves, M.D. discusses Gabapentin, some side effects, some uses, and half-life. No llamas were harmed in the making of this video.
Maggs Paine écrit: Took this medication,almost went crazy with insomnia gave up after 3 months people were commentating how I'll I lookedJuliet Biswas écrit: Hanks doc for advicing. Actually i am suffering from spondelities and neuro problem. Ink doc advice me this medicine.Tiffany Fasoldt écrit: Hi I was just prescribed this medication 100mg I’m kinda afraid to take it but the pain I’m in is excruciating is this safe sorry if I sound stupid I don’t take medication an have a 18 month old daughter who I take care of when her dad is ad work can someone tel me whether I should ask for something not so strong or is this medicine finedash marlowe écrit: Doctor was giving me prednisone orally for about three weeks (three prescriptions) which was working great for my sciatica / Herniated disc then he said thats it , no more, not good for the kidneys. Take this gabapentin. Less risks involved. At first I felt it wasn't doing anything because in hindsight the Prednisone (steroids) were much more powerful. Tried "Gaba" again a few weeks later and I felt it starting to work but in a differant way. Where steroids were interacting with inflamation, Gabapentin seemed to be interacting with my mind if that makes any sense. It worked with the pain fairly well and as an added positive side effect it kind of worked as an Anti-depressive, anti-anxiety, anti- fatigue, mood enhancing, sleep promoting Pharmiceutical. Well today I had my first epedural steroid injection and all pain is gone and with a micro discsectomy sceduled here in the near future I am three days off of this inexpensive little wonder drug with no withdrawals. nothing but good things to say about Gabapentin.Count Töadlipé Frógriguez the 3rd écrit: This stuff is evil.cheryl taylor écrit: Pregbalin TinnitusBlair Sterling écrit: I have very uncomfortable side effects..not fun…vision disturbances,
Dizziness, off balance, not steady, physical fatigue.Blair Sterling écrit: I get side effects from Gabapentin.
1. Vision problems
3. Off balance / unsteady
4. Physical fatigueAngie42 Bonponsiero écrit: This drug was great at first. I was suffering anxiety and agoraphobia and it really helped. Helped too with my stomach and bowel condition and pain. But if you try getting off it, that is where I had major problems. I tried to quit quite a few times, once cold turkey, and other times by reducing with the doctor. I was off it for 6 weeks and although my anxiety came back I felt better off it. I went back on it because I was waking every night with my heart racing and sweating immensely. My bed sheets would be soaking, my hair was so drenched is sweat that it was like I'd just washed it, soaking. Wish I'd never taken it.ross clot écrit: I think I went to junior high with Gabby Penton..shack attack écrit: This has given me deralisation i have psoratic arthritus in all joints scholiosis spondylitus sciatica and hypermobility in all joints it helped with my nerverms but it literally fucked my mind up and i havent been on it for a year and im still ha ing them my memeory is a shambles i cant remeber whole family partys things that ha e happened to me whem peolle bring them uo i dont have a clue what they are talking about its like living in a dream state do nor take this for your painnor nerves it happened to my friend who has five degenerating discs thankfully she has stopped having them but i haven't its awfull im scared to open my blinds in the morning cause for some reason when i look out my window in to the st it triggers italan judd écrit: Glad No Lamas were Hurt , but What about Armadillos'? I Don't like them much' and Don't mind if you use a bit of ''Bad Language' on them. But No Shouting involved eh. Ha Bless you all.Nygfan1114 écrit: I've been on this since 2014 , I feel like gabapentin has slowly destroyed my brain , I used to be way more social on it, now if I want to be that way I have to take more , I need to stop this asapMickeyislowd écrit: I am on Gabapentin and have experienced uncontrolled movements. I worked at a textile company on ring frame spinning machines. The gaba made me 'jump' causing my arms and hands to go dangerously close to the dangerous spinning machines whilst I was working on them. On the plus side my life long depression has become bearable because the gaba makes me feel slightly doped up which numbs all the crushing symptoms of Generalised Depression. For this reason I want to stay on Gaba despite the negatives.Emirafoods écrit: This drug is the WORST. Should be taken off the market.A H écrit: I eventually got off gabapentinoids but the involuntary movements never went awaySteve Solo écrit: @Nitroblast I am very familiar with the ion channels, sodium, potassium, calcium as I have "Action Potential" meaning my sodium channel is always sending a damaged message to my brain. All I am suggesting is when your system is bombarded with meds that alter serotonin/dopamine, high doses of Neurontin/Gaba(same thing), which is ALSO a KNOWN Serotonin elevator, shit can go sideways.
If you think Neurontin/Gaba does not elevate serotonin, you are mistaken. "National Library of Medicine 1998 PMID: 9551785 DOI: 10.1016/s0920-1211(97)00084-3 "Gaba is associated with an auxiliary subunit of voltage-sensitive Ca2+ channels… gabapentin inhibits voltage-activated Na+ channels… Gabapentin increases serotonin concentrations in human whole blood, which may be relevant to neurobehavioral actions." These are DIRECT, unaltered cut and pastes! I have a degree in physics, not medicine. However, I kill it when it comes to research. I would not, to the best of my ability, try to mislead anybody suffering pain, as I am a brother in pain as well. All I want to do is help, not trying to "One-Up" another person on social media. I am not trying to bash you. However, I stand behind what I say as I actually read as much as I can, being as many papers written on a subject I understand very well.michelle romano écrit: TONS OF SIDE AFFECTS ! Please re think. If you haven’t started it then PLEASE DO NOT!!!!!!!!!
It’s also extremely difficult to come off. It is NOT GOOD! sending love and healing lightmr nobody écrit: I on 4500 gaba rn rollinnnTina Nickerson écrit: I got infected with necrotizing fascitis 2 years ago. It almost killed me and almost took my left leg. 2 months in the hospital and 11 surgeries on my leg left me gratefully alive but def my leg wont ever be the same. After being out of the hospital i still had some pain in my leg. I was taking up toi 2 aleve a day. After about a year of this my doctor suggested we try a different medication Gagapentin was his prescription. The Aleve I had been taking was damaging my liver. I was shocked after my first dose to feel the relief of pain in my leg!!!! Its a medicine that you must respect and monitor for yourself. Strong stuff and some people it is good for and others not. I am careful with this drug…and we all need to monitor the use of this amazing drug.KID EAZY écrit: Just got on this is working for my nerve pain and anxietyJoe Tomlin écrit: Horrible medication I was put on it to help taper off clonazepam. Caused twitching of muscles, insomnia, skin burning so bad it hurt to wear clothes when I started tapering the gabapentinErin Vaughn écrit: All our Country wants to do is give pillsMatthew Taylor écrit: This drug put me through hell and caused such rapid onset of side effects some lasted 3 and half months before I recovered from most of them, some had to have many nerve blocks to stop the pain I was in after taking the drug, caused me to have many seizures when they told me to quit it, ruined my ability to stay asleep, cant sleep over 4 hours now, guy who monitored the sleep studies I had has never seen anything like it in the 20 plus years he has been doing them, I now suffer from ptsd from my experience with the med and how badly I was treated by doctors when it all went down.Michael Sever écrit: Its the only thing that has worked for me.Anurag Parkash écrit: This is a rubbish medicine. It cause breathlessness, bad stomach and weakness.Denise Paulsen écrit: If i attend a dictor with my 23-yr old son who has debilitating social anxiety to the point he's a byrgeinung alcoholic for this alleviates his SAD – is there any advice you may have for me to convince them to allow him to at least try it? we live in Canada.Cynth*a Pupperoni écrit: I dont mean to criticize but ive had those “involuntary movements” and i would describe them better as toe curling and muscle flexing. Not necessarily spasms but more like, i get the uncontrollable urge to start flexing and releasing my musclesB B écrit: Dr, is right on track for what im experiencing… tremors, sensation of falling backwards, anxiety attacks almost going to panic attacks all hot and sweaty, no sleeping to escape, cant remember annnnnything! Brain just “ poof “ mid sentence clears its data. But! If you have fibro – try it? It def helps pain but makes me stoooooopid!B B écrit: This drug took away my pain-but affected my brain… i chose pain.John Neal écrit: Has anybody had what I got,I took 1 for 4 days,and my fingers,mainly index and middle ones swelled up and went very dark,they felt very very tender and itchy,I stopped taking them but now in the cold I get chilblains,red lumps which are very tenderSRV1 écrit: Go back to med school. You should be a military Dr at Kessler AFB!!!Kevin DiFranco écrit: Wow I learned little after watching this other than that being on SSD leaves me with too much time on my hands since I watched all of it. Hate listening to people who are talking only on what they heard, read or were told.Rose Mary Parker écrit: Was going to say something took 2 gabapenton so to tired. Does help with pain.Erin Vaughn écrit: Way to many side effectsI had an awareness Awaken écrit: I get severe diarrheaPrincess of Albuquerque écrit: ur hotMichael Del Carlo écrit: This medication is insane. It turned me from a non-confident person into a socially dominant person. Also mood is regulated now. It knocked my weed habit. It is a serious medication with serious withdrawals. I feel it on 200mg a day if I miss a dose after 1 and 1/2 week which is worse than my klonopin.Michael Del Carlo écrit: God send prescription. Given to me because I’m coming off klonopin. It regulates my mood and gets rid of my anxiety, it also smacked my brain into working correctly. Makes me eat like crazy when I never ate and has major ani pain affects for me. This is better than my klonopin. Only side effects I can tell is getting hot, and the effects of a benzo, opiate, and something els mentally. Cannot even drive on 100mg.Todd Boden écrit: Is fast eye moment a side effect? LolRas Ible écrit: Was near crippled with back pain, bladder and bowels stopped working. A single dose and results were immediate. A few more pills and I was able to leave the hospital. Four months of this medication and I feel near normal. How long does a person have to continue this medication?Sean Pennock écrit: Enjoy the hell of withdrawal from this poison!!Frank Matthews écrit: It's not strong enoughGary Simone écrit: Is this med hard to ween off I want off only been on 6 weeks 400mg a dayDarlene F écrit: Dr. Reeves. Thank-you so much for this video. I appreciate hearing a Neurologist’s overview of the medication. Very helpful.Mike Keller écrit: Gabapentin is garbage. Should be pulled off the market. I heard horror stories. The FDA don't care who they poison with the garbage they push.Adele Maxwell écrit: I'm waiting for the Psychiatrist appointment to give me a prescription. I had good results years ago but not tried it for a long time. Now Anxiety is attacking my nerve damage I'm hoping this will help me again. Is someone able to respond to my comment please.xDougg écrit: Kratom is the waykarli p écrit: I've been on this for 5 years…Helps my.pain anxiety and depression. Bad memory thoughColin S écrit: I’ve developed epilepsy out of the blue over the last few years, I’m 30 now. So I’ve been on Lamotrigine for almost two years now, which has never really done anything side effect wise for me, but has never fully stopped seizures unless Ive taken something else on top as well… Clobazam wasn’t great, Keppra made me very angry… then was Topiramate which is the worst thing I’ve ever put in my body. Had to get off that stuff fast… and now it’s Lamotrigine and Gabapentin… That’s the only combination that has stopped any big tonic clonic ones for me from happening over the last 6 months or so… still have some minor weird partial seizures still… but overall my neurologist thinks I’ve got a weird situation as it stands….. the biggest thing for me that Gabapentin has done is I’ve definitely gained weight/ fat mostly, it definitely makes me more hungry. The biggest problem for me is what it does to my short term memory… it’s very very bad… so we will see, I’m heading to another neurologist this month, I may be an advocate for trying something else, even though gabapentin for me (I’m not even on a very high dose, only 300mg twice a day) seems to be the only thing with Lamotrigine that I’ve tried so far that actually works… so it is a good drug.Living Life écrit: I feel drunk , super tired and off balance, HOW is this better? So it helps lessen the glossopharyngeal and occipital neuralgia but you can’t function in daily activities. This sucks ☹️B A L I S O N écrit: I’m 19 and I feel like I have a migraine ( I have hemiplegic migraine) mixed with being drunk and high. I take gabapentin for chronic pains and rls feel like I’m going to vomit rnscott brady écrit: is GABA a cannabinoidKEVIN BARRY LYNCH THE GYPO’S écrit: It's a nightmare drug…kills your brain cells synopses…
Should be taken off the market…
DO NOT TAKE…sagrammyfour écrit: WEIGHT GAIN.SpeakListenBeHeard écrit: It stops new brain synapses from forming and actually shrinks the brain over timeIAM Nobody écrit: Gabapentin has a discontinuation syndrome. Some people call it the devil's drug. I've researched the horrific toxic side effects by talking to hundreds of people. They downplay the discontinuation syndrome. Some of the side effects from discontinuing the drug last for years! The book I'm writing will be named The devil's drug. It's extremely fitting.Jennifer Schountz écrit: 1800 mg. per day is an excellent mood stabilizer helping me to focus with concentration abilities achieving 4.0 in school. neurontin alleviates P.T.S.D. symptomology.barney eckert écrit: This is one of the worst drugs ever prescribed to me. The damage done to my stomach has me on a bland diet for the rest of my life, even hospital food is too overly seasoned. PS it did nothing for pain and the thought for suicide was constant along with 24 hour stomach upset.Channel Seventy-Two écrit: My sleep specialist says I have PLMD and just prescribed it to help me sleep… Hope it doesn’t make me jerk/twitch cause that’s what I’m taking it for!Gertrude écrit: I heard it causes dementiaRose Lily écrit: Does it raise bp? I was proscribed 100mg 3 x a day but sometimes my bp is a lil high so I haven't started the gabapentin yet.Jami Conroy écrit: Loved your credits!!Sislertx écrit: Wish u knew something about its use for dogs…I have four VERY VERY OLD DOGS.. lol one requires I be a seeing eye human…use a lift for my large yellow lab to help him rise up. All four find it difficult to do steps.so i.will be putting in a.ramo.very soon. Its arthritis I'm sure…and so.says the vet.
My vet…I live in the boonies…they treat a lot of large animals…anyway he put them on this. I SEE.ZERO HELP IN THIS…and I now have four ancient dogs on this…
And another drug that.doesnt.help.either.carprophen …. They still obviosly still really hurt when they walk….but bless their pack loving hearts…they still want to go for a tiny walk. … but can barely do it..lord help me if one.refuses totally to go on. They are all big dogs..lol
..I noticed that one dog became unable to.tell when he poops…he walks along and poops like a horse…unaware like…and even while asleep he sometimes does it… tho he is exteeemly.destressed when he poops in his bed. I know them real.well…and labs are the easiest to tell what they are thinking…which is usually just abput food and.happy happy.thoughts.
All of them get checked for damage every three months…none so far….thank.god.
AND EXPENSIVE…OMG…OMG…try four LARGE.DOGS.
I AM WORRIED ABOUT STOPPING THIS…AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF IT.IS ADDICTIVE TO THEM…I CERTAINLY DONT.WANT.TO.CAUSE THEM MORE.DISTRESS!!!! IS THIS.ADDICTIVE IN DOGS????
WHILE they are very very VERY old…which I pride myself in the good care I give them….but so am I….it is.harder to.do these days . i want them to be.comfortable and i do not.feel they are ready to be "put down" when i know they just need some relief and nursing care…they are like my babies and I'm crying….damn people who ABUSED opiates ARE MAKING THEM SUFFER…and while i have extreme empathy with people who are addicted to things….i myself STILL SMOKE..i am ANGRY OTHERS MUST SUFFER..even innocent PETS.FOR.GODS.SAKE.
I SUSPECT THAT DRUG.COMPANIES ARE PUSHING THIS EXTREEMLY EXPENSIVE …and DRi.expect EXTREEMLY.HARMFUL DRUG ON PET OWNERS BECAUSE THIS DRUG HAS MAJOR PROBLEMS…WE HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE WITH THESE DRUG.COMPANIES TIME AND TIME.AGAIN…WITH.HUMANS…while dogs and humans are so similar because we.evolved closely. For.so long…and now science has FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT…u might be able to.answer a.few of my concerns.
ANYWAY MY COUNTRY VET JUST LOOKS AT ME AND SAYS THERE ISNT ANY OTHER DRUG AND LOOKS AT ME LIKE IM.AND IDIOT.FOR NOT JUST PUTTING DOWN THESE DOGS….I suspect he is a little bit of sociopath. .. I know he cant.give any pain killers to animals because of BROKEN.HUMANS BEHAVIORS…but damn it…
DO U HAVE ANY POSSIBLE.THING I COULD SUGGEST FOR MY DOGS…I AM JUST.SICK OVER THE CALLOUS VET….AND IM IN THE BOONIES
..OLD MYSELF AND SHOULD NOT.DRIVE REALLY.FAR.
if I SOUNDED.EDUCATED TO HIM MAYBE I WOULD NOT BE TREATED SO.CALLOUS NOR MY.DOGS
LIKE I SAID I REALLY HAVE NOT.NOTICED ANY ZERO HELP .FROM THIS DRUG…NO LIMPING STOPPED EVER..NO EASE OF MOVEMENTS…ZERO!!!!
ALL I HAVE NOTICED IS THEY TAKE A MORNING NAP NO MATTER WHAT AFTER THEIR PILLS.
AND DOES NOT.EVEN LOOK LIKE A COMFORTABLE.RESTFUL.SLEEP FOR THEM.
BEFORE.THESE.PILLS.THEY WOULD.GO OUT SIDE WITH ME TO PICK UP.POOH AND AT LEAST SIT WITH ME WHILE I ATTENDED THR GARDEN TILL NOON
PLUS IF ITS SO.DANG PERFECT.FOR.THEIR ARTHRITIS THEN WHY DO THEY HABE TO HAVE TESTING IT HADNT.DESTROYED THEIR ORGANS
..I WISH TO HELL I WOULD NEVER OF.GIVEN THEM.THIS.DRUG…EVER…
So.basically…I guess I am asking
1. Alternative to this.drug for arthritis
2. Is this addictive in dogs
3. Warn others NOT TO.GIVE IT TO.THEIR PETS…AND I SUSPECT ONCE AGAIN BIG PHARMA IS TEYI G TO PULL.A.FAST ONE USING VETERINARIANS LIME THEY USE TO DO WITH DOCTORS OF HUMANS.Catherine Meakin écrit: Can you do a video on Pregabolin, please?Black Berry lady écrit: Really helps me….Thank God 4 it…Heart of a Raven écrit: So far it has been my go to for opioid withdrawals. So far so good..hopefully peeps can get off it NOW without too much hardship. And for those that need it for ..all the power to them!TheWaySheGoes écrit: It fucks you up at anything higher than 900mg a day that’s what it doesAdam Coyne écrit: Are you motorcycle guy from weird science? I'm a huge fan.Kathy Davis écrit: Wat u probably meant about seizures is there's alot more meds for seizures did I put the words in your mouthDonnie Montgomery écrit: It works great for controlling my peripheral neuropathy. But occasionally it will put me in a very bad mood. Thankfully it is only on occasionCarol Miller écrit: Helped me I have fibromyalgia is a god send helps so much with the painD May écrit: Are you Mr Traumatiks Dad? <3Danie écrit: dang, i already deal with the mood switches, depression and suicidal thoughts smdhMark Woydelko écrit: I've been on this for yrs. now and it works for my severe neuropathy. I'm concerned about the dosage,3200 milligrams a day ! This seems to help,but I'm concerned that it's to much. My pain specialist prescribed it that way. Should I be concerned ??Victor Conte écrit: This stuff is a god send for me!! Stopped my sciatic nerve pain, herniated disc pain and fibromyalgia pain!! It's been absolutely fantastic for me. I guess it depends on the person. I wish everyone who suffers with some form of pain find the medication that best suits them and makes them live a happy and pain free life. Cheers.Joe Betts écrit: I have been on Gabpentin for chronic neuropathic nerve pain for close to a year now. It works well for me (80-85% pain free) and I tolerate it well for the most part. Thank you so much for this video, it is really needed and I will share it on my blog (IHaveSomeNerve.com). Thank You
http://IHaveSomeNerve.com – A blog about my chronic neuropathic pain and my invisible mystery illness that causes itJames Weber écrit: I was on Gabapentin for a while and it did nothing for me. If I remember correctly it was a fairly large daily dose. I might as well have been taking a placebo. Gabapentin was no help to me at all.Sooner Science Nerd écrit: I was the first test subject for this drug. Bad results. Almost committed suicide.Rebecca Silvers écrit: Stutering, thought glitis.#Biden 2020 écrit: Jerking is VERY common! This stuff is evil! It should be removed from the market!First Amendment écrit: I was prescribed 300 mg 4 times a day for restless legs syndrome. After 8 or 9 months I decided to stop taking it, holy hell broke loose. Panic attacks, cold sweats, restless body. I decided to taper down then quit but that wasn't easy either.S L écrit: Does taking gabapentin affect dopamine activation or reception? I know that with DRD, my tremors and spasticity worsened while I was taking gabapentin.Caitlin Broza écrit: I can't get off of gabapentin! When I try to skip a dose my pain is unbearable and I have to have it!Susan écrit: This crap needs taken off market just like thousands of other drugs!!!Jrod 87 906 écrit: I was prescribed gabapentin in low to moderate doses first to make my valium work better and keep my benzo tolerance as low as possible. I was prescribed it this last time by some "addiction specialist" when I gave up zubsolv. I explained this to my current doctor but he keeps me on it. tbh it isn't even prescribed FOR anything anymore. I just tell him it works for me at 400mg 3x/day and he gives me 6 months worth of refills. I'm not complaining, just explaining how easy it is to be prescribed this medication. I stopped using it daily a while ago however and try to keep it to a few days per week at most. I'm also prescribed wellbutrin 150mg s.r. in the morning and valium 5mg 4x/day for anxiety. I've been on and off benzos for a decade now and even after abstaining for months I still function much better on them than without so I don't need any lectures on how they're addictive and only intended for short term use, lol… I'll shut up now and listen to what this doc has to say cause I've heard some horror stories about gabapentin causing brain damagehenrietta henson écrit: I'm on 300mg 4 times aday for nerve pain …in my leg from perineal entrapment I find it is good for that …idid have brain fog . But started a ketogenic diet this has made my brain sharp again so I think a combo of the two gaberpetin @keto diet is for me good ….This was a good talk as we here lots of negative towards this drug for me it's a life saver…I would be suicidal without it !!!!Midsummer Madness écrit: My mood is regulated, I’m always in pain and before gabapentin I was sometimes in pain. Mood stable AutoMemoryDoll écrit: Amazing video. thank youMichael Bidwell écrit: Excellent job taking the technical and making it understandable. On a side note, I love the "gag reel" at the end, and the chameo of Quinn. The Monty Python reference in the credits is pure genius.Rodee1 écrit: Wiki said it can …..something about this contributing to pancreatic cancer cells?Last Call 170 écrit: It was useless for my pain and twitches.