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Review: could Gabapentin cause Headaches (Headache)?

We study 36,929 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,822 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (latest outcomes from 39,456 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,191,904 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 36,929 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,822 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
Headaches50.00%22.45%9.69%7.14%6.12%2.04%2.55%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.00%1.86%3.72%15.85%22.99%27.43%28.15%

Severity of Headaches when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches2.17%41.30%47.83%8.70%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%15.38%84.62%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (270 people, 14.82%)
  2. Depression (229 people, 12.57%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (190 people, 10.43%)
  4. Hypertension (124 people, 6.81%)
  5. Anxiety (115 people, 6.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (241 people, 13.23%)
  2. Neurontin (217 people, 11.91%)
  3. Zometa (209 people, 11.47%)
  4. Omeprazole (208 people, 11.42%)
  5. Cymbalta (186 people, 10.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Have a VP shunt, scoliosis and chronic pain syndrome. Have had 7 day course of antibiotics for a UTI but still have symptoms. Abdominal pain especially near the distal end of shunt catheter. Had hot sweats. Concern infection has gone to the shunt.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Seroquel makes muscles stiff. Feel terrible every morning or afternoon when I wake. Can hardly make it to bathroom and back. Sit in recliner most of day with no energy to do anything. Have severe sweating with any amount of physical activity, such as washing dishes or folding clothes. Back pain in lower back to the point of feeling as if my legs will collapse and bend underneathme.

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    melS on Jun, 1, 2014:

    please go to an oriental medicine doctor!!!!

    Reply

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