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ElaineC
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I'm going insane with a burning tingling itching scalp since last Tues.

It coincides with me starting Gabapentin. Started it on Tues on just 100mg and increased to 100mg TID on Weds, Thurs. FRi and have stopped again now since Sat as this scalp sensation is even keeping me awake at night, and hasn't gotten any better since stopping the Gabapentin.

Scalp looks perfect, and it seems pain and discomfort is coming from nerves underneath??? Am getting over vile flu but don't think has anything to do with that.

Anyone else get this with Gabapentin? When does it go away? Any thoughts??

Thanks in advance
Elaine.

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yeah it can do that and make your fingers numb,etc.. My first few days i had that tingling in my lip and a twitch in my cheek area. It'll go away in a few hours to a week. I wouldn't be worried at all.
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ElaineC
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Thanks mr al.

As I said have stopped it since Sat - today maybe is a little less burning, tingling.

Don't think I will be restarting it again though - too unbearable...although on the other hand so is the pain I was hoping it would help! [Frown]

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I had terrible reactions to Neurontin (Gabapentin). I tried several times - spaced apart and only took 1/4 of a 100 mg tablet after that first disaster.

Some find it helps, others can't use it at all.

I'd listen to your body.


MAGNESIUM is the very best nerve help I've found as the basis for support.

If you want it for neuro pain or to help settle a fried nervous system - I find Gotu Kola to work much better than any drug I've ever tried. It is not a cola.

Here's a page of research I've collected over time on that:

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Gotu Kola has anti-convulsant properties. It also can help eliminate poisons from the bloodstream. It can calm the nervous system while also helping with alertness. It helps give a sense of well-being without feeling ``wired'' or ``hungover''.


Of everything I've used over the years, I cannot say enough good about the wonderful effects I've seen - in many ways - from Gotu Kola.

I deal with seizures but cannot tolerate any seizure drugs (even in tiny amounts) as they are far to sedating, even depressive to my brain and mood. Gotu Kola helps tremendously. It clearly calms the startle reaction, too.


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www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

PubMed Search:

Gotu Kola - 225 abstracts

Centella asiatica - 221 abstracts

Gotu Kola, depression - 5 abstracts

Gotu Kola, heart - 8 abstracts

Gotu Kola, liver - 12 abstracts


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http://tinyurl.com/3yr22g


J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2000 Dec;20(6):680-4.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study on the effects of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) on acoustic startle response in healthy subjects.


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http://www.vrp.com/articles.aspx?page=LIST&ProdID=art799&search_in=articles


GOTU KOLA -- An Under-Appreciated Herb: Multifaceted Benefits on Microcirculation for Cardiovascular and Cognitive Health -- By Linda Fugate, PhD

The best nutrition in the world will not do anyone any good if it doesn't reach our tissues. The gatekeeper to tissues is the microcirculatory system, which includes blood vessels smaller than 0.1 mm in diameter. The health of the microcirculatory system is now recognized as critical to the total health of the individual. (1)


Gotu Kola's Effect on the Circulatory System . . .


From Wound Healing to Brain Health . . .

. . .

Conclusion

. . .

Gotu Kola's primary action is enhancement of the health of the circulatory system. Because circulation is critical to the health of the entire body, Gotu Kola offers benefits in a variety of conditions.


The antioxidant and collagen supportive functions of Gotu Kola are particularly important in enhancing healing of damaged tissues.


- Full article - and citations - at link above.


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http://oneearthherbs.squarespace.com/important-herbs/gotu-kola-leaf-centella-asiatica.html

GOTU KOLA LEAF (Centella asiatica,)

WHAT IT DOES:

Gotu Kola is bitter and astringent in taste and cooling in action. It is a brain and memory tonic, and an anti-poison, and very useful for wound and skin healing.

. . .

The primary effects of gotu kola include both wound healing and improvement of mental clarity and emotional balance. . . .

Research Highlights


* Western scientists have focused on the herb's wound and skin healing effects.


Numerous studies from around the world have demonstrated its efficacy in treating

keloids, leg ulcers, phlebitis, slow-healing wounds, leprosy, surgical lesions, cellulitis, burns, dermatitis, venous disorders, and even cirrhosis of the liver

(Maquart et al., 1999; Shukla et al., 1999; Hausen, 1993; Cesarone et al., 1992).


These studies illustrate the plant's numerous stimulating effects on the healing processes of the skin and connective tissue.


* The Indian Central Council for Research on Ayurveda and Siddha, citing more than ten pharmacological and animal studies of gotu kola, also found evidence of the following characteristics:


CNS depressant [calming without causing drowiness], memory enhancer, anti-convulsant, antispasmodic, behavior and intelligence enhancer, and blood sugar regulator (Pandley et al., eds, 1996).


- Full chapter at link above.


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I also really like regular cat's claw to help neuro symptoms but I'll leave it at that.


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Thanks Keebler - will look into that!
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