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Gabapentin

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Other Names: Neurontin   Gabarone

Tramadol

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Other Names: Ultram   Ultram ER   Zydol   Ryzolt
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ... Read more on Wikipedia
Tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram, Tramal) is a centrally acting opioid analgesic, used in treating moderate to severe pain. The drug has a wide range of applications, including treatment for restless legs syndrome and fibromyalgia. It was devel... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Rikko
October 7, 2014
Rikko wrote
Tramadol Addiction
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By CRITTER RANCH
September 25, 2014
CRITTER RANCH wrote
side effects
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By Angela
September 12, 2014
Angela wrote
tramadol and nightmares
The rest of my comment seemed to have been cut off, so I'll just finish it up by saying that some of the side-effects of true narcotics - like nightmares and itching or "crawling" skin - happen with tram too at higher doses, but they'll drop away again whenever you lower the dose, or even on their own at sustained higher doses (so long as the higher doses are taken as ordered and not messed with or abused. Moving between 50mg and 100mg as you are doing is fine.
con't  |  September 19, 2014
Nightmares are a common side-effect of opiate use, from the beast that is Morphine all the way down to little tramadol which contains only a small amount of synthetic opioid and has very weak effects on the u-opioid receptor - amounting to about 15% of the pain relief provided. The remaining 85% of tramadol's makeup is basically an SNRI anti-depressant, like Effexor or Milnacipran. In other words, as far as narcotics go, Tramadol barely qualifies as one, if at all. BUT it still has a few of the
Hugh  |  September 19, 2014
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By Doug
August 29, 2014
Doug wrote
Tramadol
My MD switched me from Diluaded to tramadol, i like the drug but blue cross does not cover it because diluaded is cheaper
John  |  October 3, 2014
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By joe woo
August 24, 2014
joe woo wrote
Gabapentin for PHN
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By lorreann
August 12, 2014
lorreann wrote
Generic Drug Variences
It's all about the M-O-N-E-Y ! , share prices going up , dividends increasing , like adding old cars to massive piles of scrap , can't make much off of them and generics . They get the goons to be fooled in thinking " Brand Names " are better , like " Brand Name " bottled water and Tap , H20 is H20 even a Dog will tell you that . Combine that with Insurers and Drug Stores , what do you expect ? Pretty soon ( if not already ) Generic Mnftrs. will be working " hand in hand " with Generics , just
joe woo  |  August 24, 2014
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By john.e
August 4, 2014
john.e wrote
Gabapentin
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Can you prove it was from the drug? I'm sure there are lawyers that handle these cases that could help you get it paid for PLUS pain and suffering.
lorreann  |  August 13, 2014
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By John in Arizona
July 13, 2014
John in Arizona wrote
Gabapentin
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By PabloDiddii
June 2, 2014
PabloDiddii wrote
Gabapentin use and Gynecomastia....
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By AlienZombie
May 15, 2014
AlienZombie wrote
Gabapentin
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By nox
April 21, 2014
nox wrote
tramadol experience
Do people really feel like it as pain releaver cause you sure hurts psycaly ina surden way and TRAMAOOL can maybe help and sure help my emotional pain aswell as few other minor pain Rlevant. Thanks. From Mr.H.O.Trygggvason
BLITZer  |  August 31, 2014
I have a script for Tramadol and take it at bedtime to sleep. I have severe leg pain that keeps me awake.. I don't notice any cravings to take more than that... 1 50mg Tramadol and 2 Diphenhydramine tabs and I'm down for the night.. I feel good the next day, unlike with Ambien and the others I've used.
Mark  |  August 26, 2014
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sarsh  |  August 20, 2014
Yikes
August 20, 2014
Great drug but makes me go to the toilet a lot
August 18, 2014
will I test positive on a oxycodone strip drug test by taking tramadol?
jay  |  August 15, 2014
@Tonya
That's one of the ways it just absolutly ruins your life! You will take all the ones you get prescibed(me 180 a month)after that you will spend your last dime to get them! No money, well in my case ruin your life even more by stealing anything and everything from your family... It's just an absolute shame and seems as if no matter how hard ya try your just taking 10 sis back!
gaboy  |  July 26, 2014
Calyn72
everything you have said is SO TRUE! I'm still struggling extremely bad with my addiction! I first got prescribed them when i was 14 dye to sports injuries/1-2 50mgtab every 4-6 hours. At first it was great, i was finally able to do even simple little things with out crying from pain. But when i was 16 me and my buddy decided to experiment and took 4each and noticed they made us feel loopy. So then is would occasionally take a few more than prescribed. By age 19 i was taking 10-12 at a
gaboy  |  July 26, 2014
They don't even do anything for My pain ..Just make light headed and have double vision when objects are too close it's a bitch to dial a phone
Matthew  |  June 28, 2014
Where were you able to obtain that many a day with a prescription? Thanks
Tonya  |  May 17, 2014
Try to get off of them before you get as bad as me. I've been taking 40-50 tramadol 50mg per day for ten years. I has completely destroyed my life and getting off of them is next to impossible, and I have no idea what to do. Trust me, if you're an addict, get off of them. They are highly addictive and the amount you take every day will get larger and larger. The withdrawal is severe. It's been compared to the withdrawal you get from heroin. Stop, or taper off ASAP.
Calyn72  |  April 22, 2014
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By theresa hawkins
March 26, 2014
theresa hawkins wrote
robaxin and seroquel
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By Patricia
March 9, 2014
Patricia wrote
Gabapentin vs primidone
Patricia, I had a very strong reaction to primidone when I took my first tablet. Dizziness didn't begin to describe it. My doc had me skip the next night, then start again with a much reduced dosage. I started with 1/4 of a 50-mg tablet and that was OK. Gradually increased to 150 mg, then added 20 mg nadolol, and that was it - have been on that combination for many year, and unless I am sick or very upset my tremor is nonexistent.
Laura  |  March 22, 2014
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By Can't wait to get back to Tramadol
February 19, 2014
Can't wait to get back to Tramadol wrote
Dilaudid vs. Tramadol
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Congratulations, you apparently are not addicted to opiates nor enjoy them too much. Dilaudid would keep me stoned, with a euphoric feeling.
JesseJames  |  October 8, 2014
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By Payton
February 12, 2014
Payton wrote
Gabapentin Side Effects (increase from 300mg to 600mg)
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Hope you are better. I tried this mixture without much success. I am now going back to Lyrika. It helped within days using a fraction of the gaba and cym mixture.
Jenn  |  May 25, 2014
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By Tramadol rash
February 8, 2014
Tramadol rash wrote
tramadol rash
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I had a horrible rash and my face looked like I had been burned.I would never use it again.
Dilaudid was the best pain pill ever and was not addictive.
Joanne  |  August 29, 2014
I did not have a rash but itched all over. I thought I had hives and checked my body but there was no rash evident.
Joanne C  |  August 29, 2014
Oh yeah!! Went to the hospital at 4:00 in the morning with rash on my arms so bad they almost blistered and it felt like someone was ripping my arms off.
Brenda  |  July 23, 2014
Yes rash hives itching
May 26, 2014
Sounds like your allergic to opioid pain medicine.
March 10, 2014
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By Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD
February 5, 2014
Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD wrote
Taking Tramadol & Phentermine Together
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The MD knew withdrawals are going to be expected. I was given chlonodine and phentermine to help. It worked will and now I am off meds. All this tx was supported by studies. A general MD will not have the knowledge to feel comfortable.
Rudy  |  May 31, 2014
Try to find a MD who is a pain management specialist along with being an addiction specialist or addictionologist. These doctors are much more knowledgeable on pain management along with other treatment that will help support your pain management. For example, my pain management MD had me on a pain med from a chronic injury. He also discovered I needed testosterone. After a year of treatment my chronic pain was feeling so much better that we decided to try to stop the pain meds. The MD kne
Rudy  |  May 31, 2014
It works like a miracle pill for me...almost at my weight lose goal...
cynthia  |  May 20, 2014
It made me hungrier too..dr took me off it cause I would gain and lose..looking in to something diff.
I' m bernita  |  April 30, 2014
does the phentermine work for you? seems to make me hungrier
jennifer  |  April 8, 2014
So how did your doctors appt go?
Chavez  |  March 12, 2014
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By jblessing
January 27, 2014
jblessing wrote
Gabapentin use
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By dee
January 16, 2014
dee wrote
DIZZINESS AND BLURRED VISION
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By Jcaudle
January 15, 2014
Jcaudle wrote
Shakey hands
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By f.kummer, MD
January 13, 2014
f.kummer, MD wrote
slurred speach with gabapentin
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I had it also especially in the beginning now not so much, but I confuse my words.
July 13, 2014
Yes
July 13, 2014
This would make sense.
Dr. Casey  |  February 15, 2014
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By June L. in Las Vegas
January 8, 2014
June L. in Las Vegas wrote
Gabapentin
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By Ricardo
January 4, 2014
Ricardo wrote
Gabapetin versus Horizant
does anyone else get the night-sweats from Horizant?
D  |  August 14, 2014
Maybe you needed a higher dose. I started at 100 my a day if Gabapentin for RLS. Now I am taking 300 me 2xs a day. Works for the most part but do still have bad nights. Good luck.
May 24, 2014
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By schorel
December 7, 2013
schorel wrote
Allergic reaction to tramadol
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By Shadowboxers
November 22, 2013
Shadowboxers wrote
Bursitis pain
If its been a long time its not bursitus its sciatic nerve problems..go to orthopedic and get an mri ive had this for eight years same thing and after the drs kept repeatedly telling me it was bursitus and to basically suck it up i started goin to different drs who pointed me in the right direction
regina  |  July 15, 2014
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By Katelyn 17
November 21, 2013
Katelyn 17 wrote
taking keppra and tramadol at the same time..
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Keppra is a seizure med. It made my wife go through what you described. Her doc changed her to lamotragene (spelling is off on that). My concern is that tramadol is not supposed to be taken by people with epilepsy. Or anyone with a higher chance of seizures. It lowers the threshold for seizures. So if you have seizures and are still taking tramadol, please talk to your doctor asap..m its not safe.
caution  |  June 10, 2014
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By LJ
November 15, 2013
LJ wrote
Has any one experienced differently by the same dosage of Gabapentin but different Manufacturers
Can you share which brand did not work?
Katinka  |  October 25, 2014
Yes!! I have had nightmarish pain and muscle spasms return when pharmacies had jerked me around on different generic brands. I went through my bottles (had been too sick to throw them away) to find the one taken at last time I felt ok. I then started insisting on Greenstone only. Insist on that one. I found out later it is put out by Pfizer. Otherwise, hope you have ins. that will cover Pfizer's Neurontin. If not, apply to Pfizer to see if you qualify to get it free. Please don't suffer like I
Ohio state cervical dystonia patient  |  August 9, 2014
I had the same problem when I was given the Sandoz brand, I nearly went ballistic. It has happened with other medication on as we call them generic labels. I always insist on the original medication.

Pauline  |  May 28, 2014
I thought it was just me, I noticed a big difference when I got my new script a different name and yes way, way less active, almost like I am taking nothing? hay maybe its flour, not a big trust for big Pharma LOL.
Margaret Abaldo  |  November 25, 2013
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By dave
October 17, 2013
dave wrote
Mobic vs Tramadol
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Mobic is in the same class as ibuprophen, Aleve, etc. They are all NSAID (non steroid anti inflammatory drugs) and Tramadol is not a narcotic pain med but it does mimic some opiate pain meds and gives you pain relief similar to taking an opiate
FFMom  |  April 16, 2014
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By Maujy
October 9, 2013
Maujy wrote
Tramadol
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Its now ages since I posted my lot about stopping tramadol and just happened to come across my post and the reply. Wish that one would be notified of a post but anyhow. You are sooooo right about the doctors needing to go back to school. Here in south africa one gets some doctors that only work at the state hospitals......they are well paid but become slap dash because the have about 30 patients per day to get through. So one is no sooner in the doctors room then out...they are very sweet but o
maujy  |  July 17, 2014
im so sorry you had such a shity Dr. she needs to go back to school tramadol is hard ,hard, hard, to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know the answer to your prob go to a pain Dr. they will help you not these 22 year want a be Doctors they cant wipe there own,you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!
greg  |  February 8, 2014
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By rebecca rigney
September 28, 2013
rebecca rigney wrote
low potassium
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Tramal = hallucination, anaphylaxis and loss of conciousness
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Endone and Tramadol
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