Gabapentin and itching

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thanks Sissie, Ive reduced the gabapentin and the itching skin has subsided. I didnt contact my doctor as I was hoping my MS nurse would have gotten back to me, unfortunatley she didnt. I just get a bit fed up always going to my doctor for one thing or another with this MS. Ive gone from 2 years ago only seeing my gp once a year if that, to now it seems like every month. My MS nurse is usually good at answering my quetions but this time I felt I could not wait.
Missing a dose of gabapentin would not cause 'breakthrough' symptoms, and gabapentin doesn't prevent anything. If it works, it just puts a damper on nerve pain, which can get worse as the med wears off. Of course, everyone is different, but still, I'm betting that the itching is just a (horribly annoying) coincidence. If it keeps up, try asking your neuro for a stronger dose, since at present you're at only half of the max safe level per day. I hope you're feeling better.
In such type of itching, cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol, capsacain or local anesthetic creams, amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation prove effective. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol,capsacain or local anesthetic creams,amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. Pls discuss this possibility and these options of treatment with your dermatologist I hope that helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
Hey Poppy Resist scratching and try ice to numb it and alter the itchy sensation! It would have to be 3+ years ago when my itchies first appeared, i have 2 splotches on my face, one is part of the upper eyelid and continues onto the side of my nose and the other one is below the cheek bone. When if 'first' happened it drove me insane because i made the mistake of scratching and scratching and scratching none stop for days, I eventually broke the skin and they got infected.....
) Net net, I then started on an aggressive course of gabapentin, building up quickly, and soon the itching-turned-to-stinging abated. I stayed on a high dose for maybe 10 days, then gradually tapered down. I still need gabapentin for painful parasthesias in my right leg and foot, but a relatively small dose. Still having tongue issues, which I've had several times throughout the MS stuff, not anything I can't deal with. What caused what is still something I haven't been able to unravel.
My itching issue was confined to the back of my neck and left shoulder. Lotions and potions had no effect. Nothing worked to make it go away. The itch showed up with my last relapse and went away with the 5 Day IVSM treatment I received for the relapse.
i had and still have itching. my DR prescribed Clobetasol ointment. i use it as when the itch starts; usually on my arms or legs. it helps a lot. i think it is from bile salts being carried to the skin...not too sure on the "how it happens", but that's what i came across when i googled it...i also have allergies and i take antihistamines too. with me, it's like someone is taking a needle and poking me a thousand times...it sux....
or change to tiagabine, as i hear this is absolutely weight neutral and has a similar mode of action. i have been taking 1800 mgs. of gabapentin (600 3xdaily) and wonder what the dose equivalence of tiagabine may be? will tiagabine make me any more tired, anxious, stupified, or what can i expect? please help me with only one more question ...
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol,capsacain or local anesthetic creams, amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. I hope it helps. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
My boyfriend has been plagued with constant itching on his face, neck and scalp. He has tried every topical medication that he can find. He has been to a neurologist who prescribed Neurontin, but to no avail. He has also been to a dermatologist No one can help him. Can you help him please? Would any injections help him relieve his problem. I would appreciate any help you can give him Thank you.
First night I have slept in a lomg time and the itching has subcided, I think my hi viral load has a lot to do with this.
I was reading on this forum about arm and leg itching. I have severe itching on my arms and legs. I have no rash, no allergies, absolutely nothing on my skin. As others have mentioned, it usually starts after a shower or bath, but it can happen on its own or if something brushes up against my skin.I start itching and one itch leads to another until I'm going crazy for relief. I have my own theory. I believe its nerves or nerve itching.
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol, capsacain or local anesthetic creams, amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol,capsacain or local anesthetic creams,amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
But at times i have the itching and also the welts and they itch and they itch too. They are large welts but not sores.They also dont last long, sometimes they are gone the next even. I do eat a lot of sugar now too.
Otherwise In such type of itching, cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol, capsacain or local anesthetic creams, amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation prove effective. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol,capsacain or local anesthetic creams,amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. Pls discuss this possibility and these options of treatment with your dermatologist Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how your husband is doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
My nephew had it once. Its an itching arm! The itch is severe. I had a skin biopsy about five years ago and i was told that it showed no allergies. My mom believes its stress related. I have tried creams, pills and the only thing that helps it is ice. I don't have this 'condition' year round. I try to associate it with my eating habits or stress, etc. I cannot pinpoint the cause. My arm is scared and i scratch until it bleeds. It is so severe. What is it?
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol, capsacain or local anesthetic creams, amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. Please discuss this possibility and these options of treatment with your dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol,capsacain or local anesthetic creams,amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. Please discuss this possibility and these options of treatment with your dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Hello, Your symptoms are typically suggestive of brachioradial pruritis. Brachioradial pruritis is an intense itching sensation of the arm usually between the shoulder and elbow of either or both arms. No cure has been found. The only thing that seems to help most sufferers is the application of ice to the area until the itch is diminished.
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol,capsacain or local anesthetic creams,amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. I hope that helps. Take care and regards.
I have read hundreds of posts but do not know if anyone in 2010 has come up with anything to help. I have severe itching on my left forearm to the elbow and occasionally above the elbow by about 1". I have been to 3 dermatologists who have given me a total of 10 cream/ointments.. to NO avail. I began to see a neurologist who prescribed Lyrica 300 mg. per day... and lidoderm patches both of which provide NO relief.
I have issues with itching sometimes, and its not a rash or contact dermatitis or skin disorder. Last year the itching lasted 2 months and I was taking benadryl around the clock and although it didn't help, I felt like I was doing something about it. I even tried atarax, but that did not help either. It was a long sleepless nights type deal. Perhaps its a paresthesia? I do not know. Are you on Neurontin by chance? I can't believe your primary brushed you off like that.
Just the intense itching and again the scratching til it looks like a big ol' raspberry. Does this mean that something has gone wrong with treatment? Is something happening to my liver?
I have been getting a prickling itching in my arms, the more I scratch the worse it gets like needles prickling and itching, it is worse in the evening. I have tried anthistamene cream and tablets, calamine lotion also I take a anti inflammatory tablet. It is sometimes quite unbearable nothing really works. There is no visible signs of a rash just a bit red from the scratching.
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol,capsacain or local anesthetic creams,amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. Please discuss this possibility and these options of treatment with your dermatologist It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
In Nov, 2007, my four wisdom teeth area began to start itching 24-7. Pills don't help it. On Dec. 31, 2007, I had all 4 quantrants of my gum surgery with 4 bone grafts. Still itching is out of control. Dental doctors (endo, oral,) thought it was medical --facial nerves which it is not. Just left hospital and spoke to the neurologist. What can I do medically (who do I see) to stop this itching from this area? Why is this happening (again this began before gum surgery).
Other treatments include cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol,capsacain or local anesthetic creams,amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation. Pls discuss this possibility and these options of treatment with your dermatologist I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
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