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My doctor prescribed Gabapentin for my fibromyagia and osteoarthritis as I'm in pain all the time. I thought this would be a 'safer' alternative to Lyrica. After 12 days of 1 - 300mg of GB a night, I seemed to be doing okay with it and increased to 2 - 300mg of GB last night. My doc told me, once my body adjusts to the GB, I can take 300mg in am and 300mg in pm, and eventually increase to 3 a day.
I woke up this morning with uncontrollable eye movements (really bad, had to close my eyes as I couldn't get them to stop) and a feeling of motion sickness (which I never get, but the eye movement probably brought that on) Very scary. Luckily I am off today, but unfortunately the only one home, and at one point I bent over to get something from the fridge and slowly went down to the floor. I got so dizzy and at one point, wondered if I was starting to have a seizure, which thank God I didn't. (on a different note, I thought it was strange that my lab that has seizures, was standing over me and wouldn't leave. kinda like he was taking care of me, as I do with him when he has seizures)
Have you been prescribed to take 2 GB at night and/or experienced this very odd side effect? I had read that it can cause this, but many meds can and I've never had an issue. I started reading posts on this site regarding the difficulty in getting off this stuff, which has been very helpful as that is my next step.
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