Gabapentin

Gabapentin belongs to the anticonvulsants class of drugs. It is used to treat conditions like seizures, postherpetic neuralgia, restless leg syndrome, and hot flashes. Gabapentin is also used in psychological conditions like anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and treatment-resistant depression.

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How much vitamin D is required to treat fatigue, bone soreness, back pain, restless leg syndrome, muscle twitching, and brain fog?

Query: Hello doctor, My weight is 175 pounds, and my height is 5 feet 8 inches. I do not have any significant health issues. However, about a year ago, I started experiencing fatigue and was on multivitamins. The fatigue would keep recurring. I had my hormones checked and could not find any problem. A few...  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your vitamin D levels are not very low to have symptoms like restless leg syndrome (RLS). Low levels of iron and potassium can be the reason. I suggest you eat more fruits like bananas to help with restless leg syndrome. Also, RLS symptoms ...  Read Full »

Can Gabarich and Naproxen cure upper back and neck pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I was advised to take Naproxen, Gabarich 300 mg and Pantop 40 mg for my upper back and neck pain. Can you please tell me if Gabarich is a painkiller and with what to substitute for Naproxen and Gabarich for pain in my upper back and neck? I must remind you that I am on antidepressants.  Read Full »


Dr. Ruth Debine D. Agustin

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaints of upper back pain and neck pain point to a musculoskeletal cause, probably a muscular spasm. However, it would be prudent to check for other causes such as osteoarthritis and nerve impingement, initially through X-rays. Naproxen belongs to a family of ...  Read Full »

My mom was treated for trigeminal neuralgia, with no relief. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 58 year old mother has a history of trigeminal neuralgia from the past four years. She was initially treated with Carbamazepine, but she had a severe allergic reaction, due to which it was stopped. Oxcarbazepine was tried, and it caused allergy too. Pregabalin, phenytoin, and sod...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have tried all the possible treatments. I would suggest trying a medicine known as Tapentadol at doses of 50 mg twice daily, along with Gabapentin 600 mg per day. Consider radiofrequency ablation or alcohol injection into the nerve again, if no r...  Read Full »

How to taper drug doses to reduce withdrawal symptoms and control anxiety and depression?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 year old son is being treated for bipolar disorder and depression. He has been on and off antidepressants since he was 16 years old due to high anxiety issues. He just started with 50 mg Serquiler one to two tablets at night, 600 mg Gabapentin thrice a day, 20 mg Paxil once a day...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seroquel (Quetiapine) and Oxcarbazine (Oxcarbazepine) are indicated in bipolar disorder as both have mood stabilizing properties. Paxil (Paroxetine) and Gabapentine (Gabapentin) are used in anxiety or depression. As you mentioned that Paxil was used in the highest...  Read Full »

What is the reason for muscular pain under the shoulders and shingles-like lesions in my body?

Query: Hi doctor, From what was being thought to be muscular inflammation of the back under the shoulder a week ago with constant pain since last week. I have lesions in my body, which look like shingles. I am attaching a photo of these lesions.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your main complaint is pain under shoulder and you are suspecting herpes zoster (shingles). Herpes zoster begins with pain along the affected root of nerve followed by an appearance of the rash. The rash is painful and progresses over 7 to 10 days. The pain starts d...  Read Full »

After stopping Gabapentin, I have chills, vomiting, and anxiety. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Celexa 10 mg for two years. Recently, I was prescribed Gabapentin 100 mg twice daily, which I took for about a month, but started having stomach issues. So, I titrated it down to 100 mg a day for a week by myself and then stopped it. It has been almost three weeks and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Withdrawal symptoms seem to be unlikely after three weeks of stopping Gabapentin. Check if you have a fever. If not I would suggest you try taking PPI (proton pump inhibitor) for vomiting and Benzodiazepines for anxiety and insomnia. Skip Celexa for a couple of days....  Read Full »

What causes numbness in fingers?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 55 years old with a weight of 88 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I have severe pain in my back. I am not able to sit or walk or lie down. After having a long bed rest, I am feeling better. After having three epidural injections, I have worse pain in my back, especial...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Having pain in the back is quite normal when it remains related to the L4-L5 bulging disc. For this reason, I suggest you start taking Pregabalin or Gabapentine. Regarding numbness on fingers, I suggest you do a cervical spine X-ray to exc...  Read Full »

Are there epilepsies that do not cause physical seizures?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a wide array of mental symptoms for around nine years. Some years ago, I went to see a neurologist. He took an EEG, and found "epileptiform activity", I think in temporal lobes. So he said I have epilepsy and prescribed Valproate. He said my depersonalisation...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. EEG (electroencephalogram)is not a diagnostic tool in itself. EEG can show abnormality in a normal person and also can be normal in epilepsy patients. Few EEG changes can be seen in normal and abnormal conditions. As you mentioned that your symptom is psychotic like,...  Read Full »

Can allodynia cause slight pain when lightly touched by clothes or hand?

Query: Hi doctor, A portion of my skin in my right leg feels sensitive, or I feel a little pain when it is lightly touched by the clothes or hand. I have started to feel the pain, I think 3 to 5 days now, and it does not go away. I searched online to find what it is, and I think it is similar to allodynia...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hypersensitivity is caused by the effect on the nerve can due to any reason. It may be from the spinal cord to the region in the leg. A problem anywhere can cause this kind of an issue. You need to get yourself evaluated clinically by a neurologist. As the MRI is...  Read Full »

Which is better for diabetic neuropathy, Gabapentin or Pregabalin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old male with a weight of 80 kilograms. I am diabetic. My doctor advised me to take Gabapentin NT 400 for neuropathy. Previously, I was taking Pregabalin 150 mg. On seeing some reviews online, I found that ninety percent of patients are against taking Gabapentin. It causes...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gabapentin is more potent than Pregabalin. It is an excellent drug. The possible side effect is dizziness. As you have taken Pregabalin 150 mg previously and so Gabapentin suits you. Gabapentin NT contains Nortryptilline which helps with neuropathic pain. Most of the di...  Read Full »

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