Review: could Gabapentin cause Lightheadedness - dizzy (Dizziness)?
Summary: Lightheadedness - dizzy 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, 2,072 have Lightheadedness - dizzy. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness - dizzy and more.
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Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 39,682 Gabapentin users)
Lightheadedness - dizzy
Lightheadedness - dizzy (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 162,055 Lightheadedness - dizzy patients)
On May, 12, 2015: 37,117 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 2,065 people (5.56%) have Lightheadedness - Dizzy.
Time on Gabapentin when people have Lightheadedness - dizzy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||42.59%||27.00%||10.65%||7.22%||6.84%||5.32%||0.38% |
Age of people who have Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Gabapentin * :
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||0.00%||0.00%||0.86%||3.35%||10.70%||13.24%||25.71%||46.15% |
Severity of Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Gabapentin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||10.39%||68.83%||19.48%||1.30% |
How people recovered from Lightheadedness - dizzy ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||0.00%||6.06%||93.94% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (285 people, 13.80%)
- Depression (185 people, 8.96%)
- Hypertension (161 people, 7.80%)
- Multiple sclerosis (140 people, 6.78%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (122 people, 5.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (378 people, 18.31%)
- Lyrica (333 people, 16.13%)
- Neurontin (321 people, 15.54%)
- Lisinopril (298 people, 14.43%)
- Omeprazole (257 people, 12.45%)
* 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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Sounds like Lyme disease to me. It's in all 50 States.
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