View Full Version : Gabapentin and ADHD - Help

01-04-16, 12:40 PM
I cannot see my new doctor until February 2. I am taking Gabapentin for Overactive Nerves and Nerve Pain. I cannot function. I have ADHD and I cannot get started, stay on task, concentrate or function. It has been terrible. Has anyone experienced the same and what did you do about it? Are you on ADHD meds and what do you take?

01-04-16, 01:34 PM
are you diagnosed with adhd? How do you treat it?

01-22-16, 11:49 PM
I have taken gabapentin before. It does slow your brain down in a way that can temporary work against your cognition.

01-23-16, 01:16 AM
I'm a nurse and give a lot of gabapentin at work for nerve issues and it helps some patients sleep so it does have a negative effect if you need to stay awake or alert and does the opposite for you.

First and foremost, get tested for ADHD.

Good luck!!

04-20-16, 02:19 PM
I have a prescription for Gabapentin but it really doesn't do much for me, it's like taking a placebo. But i take it to make my pain specialist happy so i continue to get Oxycodone which is what really works to quell my chronic pain from a musculoskeletal injury and subsequent surgeries.

I don't think I've ever noticed any interaction between it and Adderall.