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Gabapentin Abnormal Dreams Side Effects

Gabapentin Abnormal Dreams Side Effect Reports


The following Gabapentin Abnormal Dreams side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Abnormal Dreams, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Gabapentin or it might take time to develop.



Somnolence, Muscle Spasms, Myalgia, Discomfort, Pain, Migraine, Abnormal Dreams, Yawning, Neck Pain

This Abnormal Dreams side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: migraine prophylaxis. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 1 Capsule For 5 Nights, Then 2 Per Day), which was started on Jul 17, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amphetamine Salts
  • Alprazolam
  • Lorazepam
  • Maxalt-mlt
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Somnolence
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Myalgia
  • Discomfort
  • Pain
  • Migraine
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Yawning
  • Neck Pain
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Suicidal Ideation, Hallucinations, Mixed, Mood Swings, Disorientation, Abnormal Dreams, Neck Pain, Hemiparesis, Anorectal Discomfort, Blister

This Abnormal Dreams Gabapentin side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Jan 09, 2013. A male , 58 years of age, weighting 183.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Hallucinations, Mixed
  • Mood Swings
  • Disorientation
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Neck Pain
  • Hemiparesis
  • Anorectal Discomfort
  • Blister
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate/acetaminophen
  • Lyrica (pregabalin)
The patient was hospitalized.
Suicidal Ideation, Hallucinations, Mixed, Mood Swings, Disorientation, Abnormal Dreams, Hemiparesis, Neck Pain, Anorectal Discomfort, Blister

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:Unk, start time: 201209), combined with:
  • Hydrocodone Bitartate And Acetaminophen (2 Tablets, Q3hprn)
  • Lyrica (Unk)
  • Dilaudid (4mg, 1 Tablet Qid)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Abnormal Dreams side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Hallucinations, Mixed
  • Mood Swings
  • Disorientation
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Hemiparesis
  • Neck Pain
  • Anorectal Discomfort
  • Blister
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in patients suffering from neuropathy peripheral, resulting in Abnormal Dreams.

Abnormal Dreams

A patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: 100 Mg, 2x/day) on Jan 01, 2011. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abnormal Dreams
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lorazepam (1 Mg, Every Six Hours)
  • Chantix (Unk)
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, Daily)
  • Tramadol (50 Mg, Every Six Hours)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Abnormal Dreams.
Abnormal Dreams, Somnolence

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Aug 17, 2011. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: abnormal dreams, somnolence Additional patient health information: male , 59 years of age, weighting 282.4 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg Tid Po. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Abnormal Dreams, Somnolence

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Abnormal Dreams side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 48-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Gabapentin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2010. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Somnolence
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Zolpidem Tartrate
  • Fentanyl
  • Zolpidem Tartrate
  • Xanax
  • Zolpidem Tartrate
  • Zolpidem Tartrate
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abnormal Dreams, may still occur.
Hypertension, Ventricular Hypertrophy, Neck Pain, Dyspnoea, Decreased Appetite, Fatigue, Nausea, Abnormal Dreams, Diastolic Dysfunction

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jan 28, 2011 by a Female taking Gabapentin (gabapentin ) (gabapentin) (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 269.8 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: hypertension, ventricular hypertrophy, neck pain, dyspnoea, decreased appetite, fatigue, nausea, abnormal dreams, diastolic dysfunction. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Caltrate (calcium, Vitamin D) (calcium, Vitamin D)
  • Zolpidem (zolpidem-) (zolpidem)
  • Savella (100 Mg (50 Mg, 2 In 1 D))
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine Hydrochloride) (duloxetine Hydrochloride)
Abnormal Dreams, Crying, Emotional Disorder, Nightmare

This Abnormal Dreams problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): neuralgia.On Mar 01, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: 300 / 600 Mg Nightly Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Crying
  • Emotional Disorder
  • Nightmare
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abnormal Dreams, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abnormal Dreams, Anxiety Disorder, Nightmare

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: neuropathy peripheral,polyneuropathy and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg Tid Po) starting Jan 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Nightmare
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Abnormal Dreams and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Abnormal Dreams

This Abnormal Dreams side effect was reported by a physician from on Mar 02, 2005. A female patient from , weighting 157.0 lb, was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: abnormal dreams. Gabapentin dosage: 300 Mg Tid Po Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Glyburide
  • Warfarin
  • Ditropan
  • Pravachol
  • Furosemide
  • Pentoxyfilline
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.

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Gabapentin Abnormal Dreams Causes and Reviews


What is Lewy body dementia (LBD)?

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the most common types of dementia in older adults. Dementia is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities. These functions include

  • Memory
  • Language skills
  • Visual perception (your ability to make sense of what you see)
  • Problem solving
  • Trouble with everyday tasks
  • The ability to focus and pay attention
What are the types of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?

There are two types of LBD: dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia.

Both types cause the same changes in the brain. And, over time, they can cause similar symptoms. The main difference is in when the cognitive (thinking) and movement symptoms start.

Dementia with Lewy bodies causes problems with thinking ability that seem similar to Alzheimer's disease. Later, it also causes other symptoms, such as movement symptoms, visual hallucinations, and certain sleep disorders. It also causes more trouble with mental activities than with memory.

Parkinson's disease dementia starts as a movement disorder. It first causes the symptoms of Parkinson's disease: slowed movement, muscle stiffness, tremor, and a shuffling walk. Later on, it causes dementia.

What causes Lewy body dementia (LBD)?

LBD happens when Lewy bodies build up in parts of the brain that control memory, thinking, and movement. Lewy bodies are abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein. Researchers don't know exactly why these deposits form. But they do know that other diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, also involve a build-up of that protein.

Who is at risk for Lewy body dementia (LBD)?

The biggest risk factor for LBD is age; most people who get it are over age 50. People who have a family history of LBD are also at higher risk.

What are the symptoms of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?

LBD is a progressive disease. This means that the symptoms start slowly and get worse over time. The most common symptoms include changes in cognition, movement, sleep, and behavior:

  • Dementia, which is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities
  • Changes in concentration, attention, alertness, and wakefulness. These changes usually happen from day to day. But sometimes they can also happen throughout the same day.
  • Visual hallucinations, which means seeing things that are not there
  • Problems with movement and posture, including slowness of movement, difficulty walking, and muscle stiffness. These are called parkinsonian motor symptoms.
  • REM sleep behavior disorder, a condition in which a person seems to act out dreams. It may include vivid dreaming, talking in one's sleep, violent movements, or falling out of bed. This may be the earliest symptom of LBD in some people. It can appear several years before any other LBD symptoms.
  • Changes in behavior and mood, such as depression, anxiety, and apathy (a lack of interest in normal daily activities or events)

In the early stages of LBD, symptoms can be mild, and people can function fairly normally. As the disease gets worse, people with LBD need more help due to problems with thinking and movement. In the later stages of the disease, they often cannot care for themselves.

How is Lewy body dementia (LBD) diagnosed?

There isn't one test that can diagnose LBD. It is important to see an experienced doctor to get a diagnosis. This would usually be specialist such as a neurologist. The doctor will

  • Do a medical history, including taking a detailed account of the symptoms. The doctor will talk to both the patient and caregivers.
  • Do physical and neurological exams
  • Do tests to rule out other conditions that could cause similar symptoms. These could include blood tests and brain imaging tests.
  • Do neuropsychological tests to evaluate memory and other cognitive functions

LBD can be hard to diagnose, because Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease cause similar symptoms. Scientists think that Lewy body disease might be related to these diseases, or that they sometimes happen together.

It's also important to know which type of LBD a person has, so the doctor can treat that type's particular symptoms. It also helps the doctor understand how the disease will affect the person over time. The doctor makes a diagnosis based on when certain symptoms start:

  • If cognitive symptoms start within a year of movement problems, the diagnosis is dementia with Lewy bodies
  • If cognitive problems start more than a year after the movement problems, the diagnosis is Parkinson's disease dementia
What are the treatments for Lewy body dementia (LBD)?

There is no cure for LBD, but treatments can help with the symptoms:

  • Medicines may help with some of the cognitive, movement, and psychiatric symptoms
  • Physical therapy can help with movement problems
  • Occupational therapy may help find ways to more easily do everyday activities
  • Speech therapy may help with swallowing difficulties and trouble speaking loudly and clearly
  • Mental health counseling can help people with LBD and their families learn how to manage difficult emotions and behaviors. It can also help them plan for the future.
  • Music or art therapy may reduce anxiety and improve well-being

Support groups can also be helpful for people with LBD and their caregivers. Support groups can give emotional and social support. They are also a place where people can share tips about how to deal with day-to-day challenges.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Gabapentin Abnormal Dreams Reviews

Sun, 11 Sep 2011

lower abdomen pressure, blurred vision, double vision, dizziness.

Tue, 01 May 2012

Has anyone experienced Ischemic Colitis after taking higher doses of Gabapentin?  The episode started with guteral pain in my left side of my abdomen. The diarrhea commenced for three hours, then ten hours of BLOOD STOOLS. NOT bloody stools, this was JUST BLOOD in the stool. I had thirteen stools in ten hours with only blood. Then my hsuband arrived home and took me to the emergency room. I had been writhing in pain on the bathroom floor.

 This was very frightening and draining, since my mother died of colon cancer at age 35, and my brother had Crohn's. HOwever, I then was admitted to the emergency room, and been given medicine to counteract the symptoms. The Dr did not want to admit it could be the Gabapentin,but I feel strongly it is. I have NEVER had anything like this in my life, and reading the small print on the pamphlet from the rx, colitis may be a very rare negative effect of taking Gabapentin. I am rare.

I have annual check-ups at the MAyo clinic, so my health had been clean as a whistle last year. There were not indications of disease brewing on the horizon. I am up to date on all colonoscopies, endoscopes, and general full checkups. They would know if something were amiss 'down south'.

I was given the Gabapentin for nerve pain three years ago, after a spinal, right leg foot injury. After years of pain, one will try anything. HOwever, the side effects of this higher dose(900mg 3 x daily) for me were debilitating. I was in the hospital for two days, but feel perhaps I will not be completely myself until I get myself off of this nasty drug. That is how I feel anyhow, and I have the photo of the blood to show. NOt Pretty.
Drugs are given so quickly-nobody wants to wait out their life with pain. It is awful. We do not want to live like that. How many generations before us had the same levels of pain, and could only choose to bear it or not bear it.

Tue, 29 Nov 2011

Hello,
I've been taking a cocktail of meds for 9 years to help treat acute nerve pain from a severe Brachial Plexus nerve avulsion C 7, 8, T1 and Spinal cord injury.
Medications: Gabapentin 3600 mg., Methadone 100 mg. , Baclofen 20 mg. every 8 hours.
These meds keep the pain intensity down to a steady biting, stinging,aggravation with extreme spasms
about 30 times a day.
The side-affects from Gabapentin for me are simply mild groggy when I first take the meds. My heart goes out to Kathy dealing with her depression, by the way is fueled by her Chronic Pain not Gabapentin.
The side-affects of Chronic Pain are losing parts of your life style that you ENJOY such as 1.Gym. 2.Socialize with friends. 3.Work and anything else you can't do as well because of Pain.

Sun, 14 Aug 2011

I was taking 1200 mg of Gabapentin for bi polar a couple of years and had side effects of sominence, periferal edema, unbalance, fuzziness between me and reality, loss of memory, shankiness in my hands. I know this sounds bad, but it stopped my anxiety, random talk in my had, I was able to relax more.

My doctor was ignorant of the side effects of this drug so I had to educate myself and take action. I reduced the mg to 600mg per day. 300mg morning and 300mg night and the side effects have lessened. I feel much better. I think each person reacts differently to medications and the patient has to be the final arbitor.

Mon, 16 May 2011

having racing thoughts and unmotivated *DONT_KNOW*

Fri, 05 Mar 2010

nausea,dizziness

Mon, 26 Nov 2012

i HAVE HAD SERVER LOWER BACK PAIN, KNEE PAIN, AND MY FEET HURT AWEFUL LIKE i HAVE RUN A MARATHON 600 MG 3 TIME A DAY WHAT SHOULD I DO

Tue, 12 Oct 2010

I just started taking Gabapentin for visual, auditory and tactile hallucinations. I've been on it four days and it seems to be working....fewer hallucinations. I was hospitalized last week to determine the cause of my hallucinations but my doctor was unable to give me a difinitive answer. He feels they are of either a psychiatric or neurologicalorigin.

I'm a big fan of Gabapentin and I hope it works for me. It worked wonders for my daughter in 07 when she had spinal fusion surgery fior scoliosis. She was in a study (she got the actual Gabapentin) to determine how effective Gabapentin is in treating spinalsurgical pain. My daughter hit her morphine (?)button less than other pattients receiving a Gabapentin placebo.

Thu, 19 May 2011

I am on minor dosage of 100mg, three times a day, for nerve pain, plus taking clonazepam for myoclonic jerks and zopiclone for sleep disorder.
The day after starting Gabapentin, constant and debilitating auditory musical hallucinations (which I have been suffering from for over a year and for which no underlying cause could be found) ceased immediately. =-O
My nerve pain decreased to about 1/4 of what it was.
I don't plan on discontinuing Gabapentin any time soon.

Sat, 09 Oct 2010

I have dizziness

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