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DYSPHAGIA and Gabapentin

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DYSPHAGIA Symptoms and Causes

If you have a swallowing disorder, you may have difficulty or pain when swallowing. Some people cannot swallow at all. Others may have trouble swallowing liquids, foods, or saliva. This makes it hard to eat. Often, it can be difficult to take in enough calories and fluids to nourish your body.

Anyone can have a swallowing disorder, but it is more likely in the elderly. It often happens because of other conditions, including

  • Nervous system disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy
  • Problems with your esophagus, including GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Stroke
  • Head or spinal cord injury
  • Cancer of the head, neck, or esophagus

Medicines can help some people, while others may need surgery. Swallowing treatment with a speech-language pathologist can help. You may find it helpful to change your diet or hold your head or neck in a certain way when you eat. In very serious cases, people may need feeding tubes.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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Gabapentin Side Effects

Completed Suicide (333)
Dizziness (329)
Somnolence (306)
Pain (288)
Headache (282)
Confusional State (265)
Nausea (256)
Off Label Use (227)
Tremor (223)
Fatigue (221)
Depression (214)
Fall (195)
Convulsion (184)
Feeling Abnormal (183)
Toxicity To Various Agents (176)
Suicidal Ideation (171)
Malaise (171)
Respiratory Arrest (163)
Cardiac Arrest (145)
Condition Aggravated (144)
Dyspnoea (113)
Pain In Extremity (112)
Myoclonus (108)
Anxiety (108)
Asthenia (107)
Amnesia (104)
Diarrhoea (102)
Insomnia (97)
Vision Blurred (90)
Gait Disturbance (85)
Vomiting (84)
Death (84)
Oedema Peripheral (83)
Disorientation (82)
Back Pain (80)
Rash (80)
Weight Increased (79)
Agitation (78)
Paraesthesia (74)
Memory Impairment (73)
Dyskinesia (73)
Abdominal Pain (73)
Hallucination (72)
Muscular Weakness (71)
Sedation (71)
Myalgia (70)
Loss Of Consciousness (70)
Renal Failure Acute (69)
Hypoaesthesia (66)
Muscle Spasms (66)

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Recent Reviews

Be careful! Avoid Gabapentin at all costs! My mother's doctor ordered a 900 mg/day dose. In the 2 years she was under this dose, she fell 5 times! No doctor 'suspected' this drug! Then, he increased the dose to...1800 mg/day! I almost lost her! I am

Dose Gabapantin have any ting to do with the nearves in your body

For the last two weeks I have been taking a lowish dose of Gabapentin for night-time nerve pain (100gm three times a day and then 200mg at night.) It has worked brilliantly for the pain and I was ecstatic BUT I have now wet the bed two nights in a r

GABAPENTIN noticed that medication got worsen n Nurgloist n don't listin. My problem n even rash n stomach ach n was getting stress out n decided go different doctor n was. Going take that chance with my n stop going to Nurgloist n been two.n bo

Great so far for my anxiety... just side effects has ... sexually saticfied,nausea little bit.. dizzynezz! lolz.. but great medication/ i think..

Having racing thoughts and unmotivated *DONT_KNOW*

Hear voices

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 hour

I am having trouble falling to sleep, and I feel like I' having anxiety attacks I stopped the 400 Mg and I am taking 2 100 MGS now. I am doing this on my own , until I see my Dr next week. .

I am just starting Gabapentin to help with phantom pain from a BKA (below-knee-amputation). I am taking 600 mg and am scheduled to increase to 900 mg, then review results with my doctors. One of the side effects I seem to have is

I am 58 and taking Bonviva for about 10 years - am now experienced difficulty swallowing (had a gastroscopy because my GP thought I had throat cancer) but specialist said it was intermittent dysphagia and he did not know the reason.&nbs

I developed dysphagia-diffic in swallowing and pain. Stoped this drag on day 8.

Severe myalgia mucsle pain ,weight lose, dysphagia, mildly elevated mucsle enzyme, positive EMG for four limbs , jaw pain and mucsle waisting sick appearance . DM.HTN.HYPERLIPEADEMIC,10 years on: Crestor 20mg, galvous50mgx2, metformin 500

DYSPHAGIA Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Unknown  Dysphagia in Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD)- Evaluation, Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing, Treatment and Long Term Follow up
Condition: Dysphagia
Intervention: Procedure: Upper esophageal sphincter myotomy
Outcome Measure: Dysphagia, quality of life. Proper intervention timing in OPMD based on knowledge about the natural history of the feeding difficulty.
2 Recruiting Functional Endoscopy in Neurogenic Dysphagia
Condition: Neurogenic Dysphagia
Intervention: Procedure: transnasal functional endoscopy
Outcome Measures: Number of patients in which the procedure may be successfully performed (feasibility);   Pathologic endoscopic findings in patients suffering from neurogenic Dysphagia;   Number of patients with adverse events as a measure of safety and tolerability
3 Unknown  Optimal Management of Malignant Dysphagia
Conditions: Malignant Dysphagia;   Esophageal Cancer
Interventions: Radiation: Brachytherapy;   Procedure: Stent insertion
Outcome Measure: To investigate the change in Dysphagia score (0-4 Likert scale) measured at baseline and at 10 weeks
4 Not yet recruiting Evaluation of Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation in Post Stroke Dysphagia
Conditions: Oropharyngeal Dysphagia;   Deglutition Disorders
Intervention: Device: Urostim I stimulation
Outcome Measure: Evaluation of oropharyngeal Dysphagia symptoms
5 Recruiting The Effect of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Poststroke Dysphagia Recovery
Conditions: Stroke;   Dysphagia
Intervention: Device: rTMS, Magstim Rapid2
Outcome Measures: Dysphagia severity on Aus TOMs swallowing score;   Imaging evidence with video-esophagography
6 Recruiting Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) for Dysphagia in Neonates
Condition: Dysphagia
Interventions: Device: VitalStim;   Device: Sham VitalStim
Outcome Measures: Reduction in G-tube rate insertions for the treatment grouped compared to the sham group.;   Increased percent of subjects towards achieving full oral feedings earlier in the subject's Dysphagia treatment.;   Increase the amount of formula volume taken at feedings from beginning to end of study.;   Earlier NG tube removal for the treatment group compared to the control group.;   Improve swallowing skills as measured by videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) and the video swallow assessment worksheet.;   Decrease spells with oral feeds over the course of the study.;   Allow for healthy weight gain via improved feedings.;   Increase the caloric intake orally.;   Decrease the oxygen requirement before and after study.;   Decrease inpatient length of stay.
7 Unknown  Comparison of Ultrasound and Videofluoroscopic Imaging Techniques in Diagnosing Dysphagia in Stroke Patients
Condition: Dysphagia
Intervention: Other: No intervention
Outcome Measure:
8 Recruiting EoE(Eosinophilic Esophagitis)
Conditions: Eosinophilic Esophagitis;   Dysphagia
Intervention: Procedure: Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Dysphagia
Outcome Measure: Evaluation of quantitative MRI as a diagnostic option for eosinophilic esophagitis
9 Recruiting Identifying and Treating Arousal Related Deficits in Neglect and Dysphagia
Conditions: Neglect;   Dysphagia
Interventions: Drug: Modafinil;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Predicting response to modafinil among subjects with neglect;   Predicting response to modafinil among subjects with Dysphagia
10 Unknown  Routine Screening for Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Patients Presenting With Dysphagia
Condition: Dysphagia
Intervention:
Outcome Measure:
11 Recruiting Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Dysphagia Therapy in Acute Stroke Patients
Conditions: Stroke;   Dysphagia
Interventions: Device: Transcranial direct current stimulation;   Device: Sham stimulation
Outcome Measures: FEDSS (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Dysphagia Severity Scale) Score;   Diet at discharge;   Dysphagia Severity Rating Score;   Endoscopically assessed swallow function
12 Unknown  Reducing Dysphagia Associated With Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery by Maintaining Low Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure
Condition: Deglutition Disorders
Interventions: Procedure: Maintaining low (15mmHg) ETT cuff pressure;   Procedure: Maintaining a normal pressure in the ETT cuff
Outcome Measures: Severity of Dysphagia;   Overall health score;   Percentage change in anterior cervical soft-tissue thickness on plain lateral radiographs;   Cost-effectiveness
13 Recruiting Dysphagia and Pneumonia
Conditions: Dysphagia;   Pneumonia
Intervention: Other: Modified diet
Outcome Measures: Rehospitalization;   Mortality rate
14 Recruiting Tongue Pressure Profile Training for Dysphagia Post Stroke
Condition: Dysphagia
Interventions: Behavioral: Tongue Pressure Profile Training;   Behavioral: Tongue-Pressure Strength-and-Accuracy Training
Outcome Measures: Change in Swallow Response Time for 5 cc thin liquid swallows;   Penetration-Aspiration Scale score for 5 cc thin liquid swallows;   Changes in tongue-palate pressure amplitude for maximum isometric pressures
15 Unknown  Pediatric Dysphagia Outcomes After Injection Laryngoplasty for Type I Laryngeal Cleft
Conditions: Dysphagia;   Aspiration;   Quality of Life
Intervention: Procedure: Injection laryngoplasty
Outcome Measure: Change in quality of life
16 Not yet recruiting Swallowing and Breathing Exercises for Dysphagia in Parkinson Disease
Conditions: Parkinson Disease;   Dysphagia
Interventions: Other: Swallowing exercise;   Other: Breathing Exercises;   Other: Swallowing and breathing exercises
Outcome Measures: Swallowing dynamics;   Vocal and speech measures;   Breathing measures
17 Recruiting Comparison Study of Brachytherapy and Endoscopic Stenting for Dysphagia in Esophago-Gastric Junction Cancer
Condition: Adenocarcinoma of the Esophago-gastric Junction
Interventions: Radiation: Brachytherapy;   Procedure: Endoscopic stenting
Outcome Measures: The highest improvement of Dysphagia grade;   Time to the best swallowing improvement;   Time to recurrent worsening of swallowing;   The highest improvement of stricture diameter;   the procedure related morbidity;   the procedure related mortality;   The frequency of Dysphagia related additional endoscopic interventions;   Overall survival;   Quality of life
18 Recruiting Quality of Life and Dysphagia Following Palliative Stenting in Esophageal Cancer
Condition: Esophageal Cancer
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: improvement of Dysphagia post stenting;   Quality of life post stenting
19 Recruiting Efficacy of Two Interventions Increasing Sensory Stimulus in Elderly Patients With Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
Condition: Dysphagia
Interventions: Device: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation;   Dietary Supplement: TRPV1 agonist
Outcome Measures: Oropharyngeal motor response measured by Videofluoroscopy.;   Cortical activation measured by electroencephalography.
20 Unknown  Testing of a New Scale Measuring Medical Outcomes of Dysphagia (MOD) in Adult Patients With Swallowing Disorders
Condition: Dysphagia
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Reliability of the MOD subscales;   Validity of the MOD subscales