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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
|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
|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:
|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:
|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
|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:
|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
|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:
|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:
|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
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:
|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
|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:
|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:
|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
Multiple prescriptions taken:
Gabapentin Insomnia Causes and Reviews
What is Insomnia?
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.What are the types of Insomnia?
Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute Insomnia is common. Common causes include stress at work, family pressures, or a traumatic event. It usually lasts for days or weeks.
Chronic Insomnia lasts for a month or longer. Most cases of chronic Insomnia are secondary. This means they are the symptom or side effect of some other problem, such as certain medical conditions, medicines, and other sleep disorders. Substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also be a cause.
Sometimes chronic Insomnia is the primary problem. This means that it is not caused by something else. Its cause is not well understood, but long-lasting stress, emotional upset, travel and shift work can be factors. Primary Insomnia usually lasts more than one month.Who is at risk for Insomnia?
Insomnia is common. It affects women more often than men. You can get it at any age, but older adults are more likely to have it. You are also at higher risk of Insomnia if you
- Have a lot of stress
- Are depressed or have other emotional distress, such as divorce or death of a spouse
- Have a lower income
- Work at night or have frequent major shifts in your work hours
- Travel long distances with time changes
- Have an inactive lifestyle
- Are African American; research shows that African Americans take longer to fall asleep, don't sleep as well, and have more sleep-related breathing problems than whites.
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
Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. It also can make you feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning, and remembering. Insomnia also can cause other serious problems. For example, it could make you may feel drowsy while driving. This could cause you get into a car accident.How is Insomnia diagnosed?
To diagnose Insomnia, your health care provider
- Takes your medical history
- Asks for your sleep history. Your provider will ask you for details about your sleep habits.
- Does a physical exam, to rule out other medical problems that might cause Insomnia
- May recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems.
Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines:
- Lifestyle changes, including good sleep habits, often help relieve acute (short-term) Insomnia. These changes might make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
- A type of counseling called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve the anxiety linked to chronic (ongoing) Insomnia
- Several medicines also can help relieve your Insomnia and allow you to re-establish a regular sleep schedule
If your Insomnia is the symptom or side effect of another problem, it's important to treat that problem (if possible).
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.
|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