Gabapentin :: Side Effects - Fluttering In My Chest

Sep 30, 2010

For over a year now I have been suffering with severe back pain, some days worse than others, recently it has been hard to get through the day, I am on tramadol and an anti inflammatory tablet - recently my Doctor put me on gabapentin, within minutes I had a headache and cough - within hours I started to suffer from "fluttering" in my chest - having only taken a few tablets I decided I would rather put up with the back pain than the side effects - has anyone else had any of the same problems.

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Anyway, i've been on morphine for pain relief for 2 1/2 months now. The GP has now put me on Gabapentin on top of the morphine. Will there be any side effects which are common I should watch out for?

the GP has basically given up solving my back pain. Kind of sucks really as I'm only 28 and he told me to live with it! I'm hoping when my solicitor gets me seen by a consultant he will forward me to a specialist to solve it!

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I can say, it did help with fatigue - too much so. I went from sleeping a minimum of 10 hrs + naps to sleeping 4-5hrs. I wasn't sleepy during the day but my body would crash and get emotionally/physically exhausted, but unable to fall asleep. When Id finally sleep, I think I slept OK but it wasn't as deep as I'm used to.

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Triggered randomly (usually at night, especially if sleeping late like 4-6am) ...

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I read that it might be because I'm anxious. I am constantly anxious at school and since the chest pains started the only thing that I can think of is that I am going to die. I really need to know if something is wrong with me. I've been to the doctor 3 times this week and he always says the same, but I don't know what to think. My dad told me that I should stop thinking about it but it constantly happens and I can't stop thinking about it.

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