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MagicDragon

643d

My pcp put me on gabapentin 300mg 3X/day so I won’t have to take so much Tylenol for spinal stenosis and other pain. Just a few days in and although I’m seeing some improvement I find I’m still taking Tylenol for the headaches it’s causing. Thoughts, anyone?

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    • SemiCharmed

      643d

      ✋ Hi I take the same amount of Gaba. I was up to 1200, but have backed down to 300 in the morning, and 600 at night. I, too, get migraines occasionally, and understand the importance of nipping them in the bud. But I did want to share that there is a thing called "rebound headache," which happens to some ppl after coming off a high dose of a med they've taken regularly. So the Gabapentin may not be the cause of the headache- the sudden drop in Tylenol might. Can you take something different, like ibuprofen, for the headache? I know not everyone can. Or maybe wean off the Tylenol slowly? I'm hoping you won't need it eventually. Your poor liver needs a rest. 💕

    • SemiCharmed

      643d

      ✋ Hi I take the same amount of Gaba. I was up to 1200, but have backed down to 300 in the morning, and 600 at night. I, too, get migraines occasionally, and understand the importance of nipping them in the bud. But I did want to share that there is a thing called "rebound headache," which happens to some ppl after coming off a high dose of a med they've taken regularly. So the Gabapentin may not be the cause of the headache- the sudden drop in Tylenol might. Can you take something different, like ibuprofen, for the headache? I know not everyone can. Or maybe wean off the Tylenol slowly? I'm hoping you won't need it eventually. Your poor liver needs a rest. 💕

    • Jennigurl

      643d

      I am also on this medication and suffer from chronic migraines. I have recently also been going to a chiropractor and this has made my headaches occur less often and almost completely be gone.

    • Chookie

      643d

      Oh, I'm sorry. I bet that does hurt. I take my gaba at night, this way if I get sleepy, I won't have to fight it at work. I'm glad that it does help you. It helps me too.

      • MagicDragon

        643d

        @Chookie I stay active during the day due to my job so I need to keep inflammation down. I have found though that it does help me sleep during the night so I haven’t bothered taking my lunesta

        • Elladolores

          643d

          @MagicDragon do you have like a metal after taste after taking Lunesta?? My Doc got me that but that taste is gross so I don’t take them.

    • Chookie

      643d

      Don't take so much Tylenol. I take gabapentin for pain too. My dosage is only 100mg 3x daily and I take mine only at night, I don't like feeling loopy.

      • MagicDragon

        643d

        @Chookie yeah I’m not taking it as much as I was…before gabapentin I was taking 1500mg just walking out the door as a preventative to keep the pain from getting bad enough to trigger a migraine. The gabapentin seems to be causing a low grade headache though and I’m scared to do much else that might trigger it into a migraine. Those things are brutal!

        • Chookie

          643d

          @MagicDragon that low grade headache might just be dehydration, drink plenty of water with your gabapentin.

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