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Review: could Gabapentin cause Headaches (Headache)?

Summary: Headaches is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain. We study 37,117 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,963 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 39,682 Gabapentin users)

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 168,958 Headaches patients)

On Apr, 26, 2015: 37,117 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,830 people (4.93%) have Headaches.

Trend of Headaches in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Headaches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headaches48.04%22.55%9.80%8.33%6.37%1.96%2.94%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.00%1.85%3.70%15.77%23.18%27.48%28.02%

Severity of Headaches when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches1.85%42.59%48.15%7.41%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%14.71%85.29%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (272 people, 14.86%)
  2. Depression (233 people, 12.73%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (190 people, 10.38%)
  4. Hypertension (125 people, 6.83%)
  5. Anxiety (115 people, 6.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (243 people, 13.28%)
  2. Neurontin (217 people, 11.86%)
  3. Omeprazole (209 people, 11.42%)
  4. Zometa (209 people, 11.42%)
  5. Cymbalta (186 people, 10.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • This has been going on for years. Also had neck surgery in 2011 now my hands will go numb from time to time. also my feet and legs go numb also. Was diagnosed with DDD and also my knees with CMP. Do have that sensation of dizziness or like being "drunk" but I don't drink.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Difficulty doing daily tasks tire easily and get in very much pain

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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • I have been in pain and have suffered for over 7 years with muscle pain with cramping, aching, burning, stinging, pins/needles, weakness, numbness and paralysis, etc. I live with fatigue and utter exhaustion everyday and hate having to take medicine period, but have no choice in the matter. I know that this is something serious..I can feel it. I just have to get the Doctors, to find it...and fix whatever it is that is wrong.
    I am trying to find what is the root cause of it all, then I might be able to find some relief.."Lord Willing". I have always been a driven individual and love life. I am a fighter and a survivor, so I will continue forward..until I find a way to the answer.
    The pain level stays around 5 or 6 everyday and can be overwhelming at times, but I pray and I find relief for a moment..from The Lord. Grateful to be alive. Just want life to be normal again and to be able, to spend my time with my family that I have missed so much of.

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    Grace on Oct, 18, 2014:

    Sounds like Lyme disease to me. It's in all 50 States.

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