Feeling very sleepy

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Hello, I've been taking Gabapentin for 5 month and I feel very sleepy most of the time, when waking I don't feel as though I've had a good sleep even if its been an uninterupted 8 hr sleep, ... Does anyone else have a similar problem ?

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    In the first week I had sleeps of 12 and 11.5 hours and still couldn't wake properly. I soon became very weepy and found out that gabapentin could also cause depression. I weaned myself off, but I still feel really low a week later
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    It was actually only 2 weeks, but a friend of mine was only taking them for five days and cried non-stop too. Another friend takes them for arthritis and has to take time off work...she feels such a mess. Read your info leaflet for side effects. Iris
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    Been on it for more than 6 months 300x9 a day good drug for pain i can sleep between 9-11 hours a day side effects sleepy loss of memory hearing and seeing things eye twitching

    Feeling very sleepy is a main side effect of the drug I also take slow release tramadol twice a day

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      Thank you for your reply, I also take 5mg of Bisoprolol daily, the tiredness is getting to a point that I dont recognize myself anymore, Saw GP a couple of days ago now diagnosed with sleep apnea ?

       

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    nothing abnormal...when I was on gabapentin...down to 100 mg once a day now....I slept 10 hours a night  woke up and was still tired....once i got up I was fine until about 3 hours into the day then I wanted to nap   Crazy....but stayed awake!!!!  lol...still on other med that makes me tired  but I am no way as bad when I was on both.....Make sure your dr knows
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      Cheers Rita, 2 or 3 hrs and ready for sleep again its mad.. saw GP couple of days ago he's refered me to a sleep clinic ?
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