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:
|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
|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:
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, 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:
|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:
|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, 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:
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:
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
- 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
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
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.
|Tue, 29 Nov 2011|
|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|
|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.
|Sat, 09 Oct 2010|
I have dizziness