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What causes body tremors while on Gabapentin?

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar

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Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: I have been taking gaberpintin(2400 mg per day) for at least 8yrs and I have been experencing tremores for 6 years.Could this be Parkinson?If I go off it slowly?Will the tremors stop? THANKS xxxxxxxxxxx XXXXXXX

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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get evaluated by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Tremors at this age can be due to essential tremor, Parkinson disease or drug induced.
Examination by a neurologist is advisable.
Presence of only tremors without any slowness of activities, falls, gait abnormalities maybe essential tremor.
Decreasing Gabapentin may have some effects on tremor if it is drug induced.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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