New research, funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (one of the National Institutes of Health) shows that the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin (brand name Neurontin ), which is used for certain types of seizures, can be an effective treatment for the pain and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia . In this randomized, double-blind clinical trial of 150 people (90 percent women) with fibromyalgia, Lesley M. Arnold, M.D., director of the Women's Health Research Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and her colleagues found that those taking 1,200 to 2,400 mg of gabapentin daily for 12 weeks displayed significantly less pain than those taking a placebo. Patients taking gabapentin also reported significantly better sleep and less fatigue. For the majority of participants, the drug was well tolerated. The most common side effects included dizziness and sedation, which were mild to moderate in seve...
I continue to have about 8 major migraines each month, but since I started gabapentin (now 2400mg per day) I have not had an aura or pain between successfully treated headaches (Migranal) I had frequent aura with or without headache until I started this drug and scalp pain between headaches. Can gabapentin stop aura? Thanks. Jocelyn.
If you have an aura, you have a Migraine, regardless of whether it includes a headache or not. It would appear that gabapentin is helping reduce the severity of your Migraines, but isn't actually preventing them. In situation such as this one, your doctor may want to add a second medication to the mix or discontinue the gabapentin and try something different.
In either case, you need to consult your physician about this.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Generic Name: NAPHAZOLINE - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (nah-FAZZ-oh-leen) Naphazoline-Peg 300 Opht Uses
Naphazoline is a decongestant used to relieve redness,
puffiness, and itchy/watering eyes due to colds, allergies, or eye irritations
(smog, swimming, or wearing contact lenses). It is known as a sympathomimetic
(alpha receptor agonist) that works in the eye to decrease
Some brands of naphazoline eye drops also contain other
ingredients. Lubricants (such as glycerin, hypromellose, or polyethylene glycol
300) help protect the eyes from more irritation. Zinc sulfate, an astringent,
helps reduce redness and irritation.
How To Use Naphazoline-Peg 300 Opht
Follow all directions on the product package, or use as
directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid
contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let i...
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