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Gabapentin Insomnia Side Effects

Gabapentin Insomnia Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Insomnia, 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.



Abdominal Pain Upper, Headache, Anger, Dizziness, Insomnia, Clumsiness, Hyperacusis, Photosensitivity Reaction, Nausea

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 44-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 1 Tablet; After One Week 2 Tablets), which was started on Feb 16, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Montelukast
  • Valtrex
  • Zyrtec
When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Headache
  • Anger
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Clumsiness
  • Hyperacusis
  • Photosensitivity Reaction
  • Nausea
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Insomnia, Disorientation

This Insomnia Gabapentin side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB on Feb 18, 2014. A Female , 62 years of age, weighting 220.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Insomnia
  • Disorientation
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Amitriptyline (amitriptyline)
Disorientation, Insomnia

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:NA, start time: Jan 16, 2014), combined with:
  • Amitriptyline
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Disorientation
  • Insomnia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Insomnia.

Insomnia, Disorientation

A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: As Directed (increasing Dose)) on Jan 16, 2014. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Disorientation
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amitriptyline (Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Insomnia.
Disorientation, Insomnia

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Feb 11, 2014. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: disorientation, insomnia Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, weighting 220.5 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Gabapentin dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amitriptyline (Unk)
Insomnia, Disorientation

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Gabapentin (dosage: Unk As Directed (increasing Dose)) starting Jan 16, 2014. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Insomnia
  • Disorientation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Amitriptyline (Unk)
Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Off Label Use, Vision Blurred, Loss Of Libido, Insomnia, Amnesia, Dizziness, Headache, Disturbance In Attention, Logorrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 23, 2014 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 53 years of age, weighting 117.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: off label use, vision blurred, loss of libido, insomnia, amnesia, dizziness, headache, disturbance in attention, logorrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Cardiac Disorder, Weight Increased, Neuropathy Peripheral, Insomnia, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 74-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): neuropathy peripheral.On 201310 a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Lyrica (50 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Lyrica (75 Mg, As Needed)
  • Requip (Unk)
When commencing Gabapentin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Cardiac Disorder
  • Weight Increased
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Insomnia
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Off Label Use, Nightmare, Headache, Head Discomfort, Tremor, Tearfulness, Agitation, Insomnia

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: complex regional pain syndrome,diabetes mellitus,thyroid disorder and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, Single) starting Nov 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Synthroid (150 Ug, Daily)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Off Label Use
  • Nightmare
  • Headache
  • Head Discomfort
  • Tremor
  • Tearfulness
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Confusional State, Speech Disorder, Dyskinesia, Eye Injury, Vitreous Floaters, Agitation, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 29, 2013. A patient from US , 68 years of age, weighting 148.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Gabapentin side effects: suicidal ideation, depression, confusional state, speech disorder, dyskinesia, eye injury, vitreous floaters, agitation, insomnia. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg, 3x/day. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Agitation, Decreased Appetite, Cold Sweat, Chills, Nausea, Insomnia, Abdominal Pain, Headache

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a health professional from CA. A 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia,fibromyalgia,depression. The patient was prescribed Gabapentin (dosage: 1800 Mg/day), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Gabapentin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Agitation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Cold Sweat
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
Fall, Disease Recurrence, Abdominal Pain, Headache, Blood Pressure Increased, Chills, Cold Sweat, Nausea, Insomnia

This Insomnia Gabapentin side effect was reported by a physician from CA on Oct 08, 2013. A Female , 75 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Fall
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headache
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Chills
  • Cold Sweat
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Formication, Pain In Extremity, Insomnia, Depression Suicidal

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 68-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: polyneuropathy, who was treated with Gabapentin (dosage:NA, start time: Sep 05, 2013), combined with:
  • Cytra-2
  • Omeprazole
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Tamsulosin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Formication
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Insomnia
  • Depression Suicidal
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Gabapentin treatment in patients suffering from polyneuropathy, resulting in Insomnia.
Decreased Appetite, Dizziness, Nausea, Insomnia, Feeling Abnormal

A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: diabetic neuropathy started Gabapentin treatment (dosage: Unk) on 2008. Soon after starting Gabapentin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling Abnormal
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lyrica (200 Mg, 3x/day)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Gabapentin side effects, such as Insomnia.
Depression, Gingival Pain, Headache, Tinnitus, Insomnia, Oropharyngeal Pain, Paraesthesia

A patient from GB was prescribed and started Gabapentin on Sep 10, 2013. After Gabapentin was administered, patient encountered several Gabapentin side effects: depression, gingival pain, headache, tinnitus, insomnia, oropharyngeal pain, paraesthesia Additional patient health information: male , 27 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Gabapentin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Fatigue, Insomnia

This report suggests a potential Gabapentin Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 52-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Gabapentin (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Gabapentin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Gabapentin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Insomnia, Restlessness, Heart Rate Increased, Hypertension, Thirst, Pruritus, Diarrhoea, Disturbance In Attention

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 14, 2013 by a Female taking Gabapentin (dosage: 300mg/3pills Tid 2 At Bedtime Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 31 years of age, weighting 147.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: psychomotor hyperactivity, insomnia, restlessness, heart rate increased, hypertension, thirst, pruritus, diarrhoea, disturbance in attention. Additional medications/treatments:
Inadequate Analgesia, Feeling Abnormal, Feeling Of Despair, Insomnia, Crying, Neuropathy Peripheral

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): pain.On NS a consumer started treatment with Gabapentin (gabapentin) (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Oxycodone (oxycodone)
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Amitriptyline
  • Hydrocodone (hydrocodone)
When commencing Gabapentin (gabapentin), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Inadequate Analgesia
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Feeling Of Despair
  • Insomnia
  • Crying
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Headache, Somnolence, Confusional State, Insomnia, Asthenia

This is a Gabapentin side effect report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Gabapentin (dosage: 300 Mg, 1x/day (hs)) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Somnolence
  • Confusional State
  • Insomnia
  • Asthenia
This opens a possibility that Gabapentin could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Off Label Use, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jul 10, 2013. A female patient from US , 74 years of age, weighting 121.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Gabapentin. Patient felt the following Gabapentin side effects: off label use, insomnia. Gabapentin dosage: 100 Mg Once A Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ropinirole Hydrochloride (Unk)
These side effects may potentially be related to Gabapentin.
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Gabapentin Insomnia Causes and Reviews


Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early

Your doctor will diagnose Insomnia based on your medical and sleep histories and a physical exam. He or she also may recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems. Treatments include good sleep habits, counseling, and medicines.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Gabapentin Insomnia 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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