Gabapentin and loss of appetite

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Hello and hope you are doing well. Activia is a probiotic. Lactulose is a synthetic sugar used to treat constipation. it can help regularize bowel movements. Gabapentin prevents pain-related responses. The mechanism by which gabapentin exerts its analgesic action is unknown. Hence your doctor would have prescribed it for the pain. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Anti- Seizure meds tend to work well with the FM and CFS diseases in my opinion because they target the nervous system, but Lyrica and Neurontin (Gabapentin) can make you drowsy. Most of the anti-seizure meds can. I take Topamax, which is another much stronger anti-seizure med used for migraines that helps with pain too at higher doses. My doctor told me I would become sleepy on it, but it has actually given me energy, which I LOVE. I have noticed that it has acted this way with others too.
I am sorry that you apparently are not tolerating the Gabapentin (Neurontin). Sandee has copied and pasted the list of possible side effects for you. Please contact your physician and inform him of how you are feeling. Jamie is correct. It can take time for our systems to adjust to any medication. My mother had similar symptoms the first week she was on Gabapentin. However as Sandee said some ppl just cannot tolerate the medication. Best of luck to you. Please let us know how you are doing.
I don't see any of the classic signs of it and when the nurse left her message yesterday she didn't mention anything of the sort..I know he is quite aware of DVT though as when I was in the hospital, he had instructed the nurses to put these airbag things on my lower calf/ankle region to guard against possible clotting or a clot having the ability to travel. Never had a clotting issue in the past but thats not to say something hasn't changed. Think I'll call about that though.
I have not seen the loss of appetite or weight loss others above have discussed and I would never take a pain medication for weight loss unless under the care of a doctor who specifically prescribed this for weight loss. There are stronger pain relievers (hydrocodone and other true opiates), but the side effects are just too extreme for me. The worst side effect I have ever had with Tramadol is nauseated - for some it is important to take this on a full stomach.
I am now 35, 3 children and when i was diagnosed manic-depressive i was on prozac, wellbutrin and taking hi levels of prescription weight loss pills. I was losing my mind but i wasn't losing any weight! When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers. Within these past two years I have lost 38 pounds taking this medicine.
well-being •Improves sleep and appetite •Improves fitness levels •Improves cognitive functioning •Improves ‘Quality of Life’ •Prevents over-use injuries •Creates opportunities for new social outlets •Decreases chances of secondary illness •Helps with weight loss and more importantly •Improves or maintains the level of independence of the person with MS. Exercise in a group has the added benefit of support from peers. It supplies a reason to get out of the house.
I was wondering if any of you could comment on any hair loss currently? I took topomax and had a lot of hair loss. I just started lamictal and am very fearful of the same result. Can any of you who have been taking it for quite some time comment? Thanks!
During the first four months of abdominal pain and headaches I had no appetite and was unable to eat without pain and bloating. This pain persists today, but has changed somewhat, becoming mid-epigastric, and radiating below my ribs bilaterally. I frequently have sharp pains substernal. Also during this time my headaches increased possibly due to stress as my doctor was not able to obtain a dx at this time. I was taking motrin and Tylenol frequently without relief.
During the first four months of abdominal pain and headaches I had no appetite and was unable to eat without pain and bloating. This pain persists today, but has changed somewhat, becoming mid-epigastric, and radiating below my ribs bilaterally. I frequently have sharp pains substernal. Also during this time my headaches increased possibly due to stress as my doctor was not able to obtain a dx at this time. I was taking motrin and Tylenol frequently without relief.
I have had loss of appetite (but have indigestion when I do force myself to eat) and tingling in both lower legs and both hands. My blood pressure is normal but I take Bennicar and Norvasc to keep it there. My doctor drew some blood when I reported these symptoms, and the blood came back with no problems and he diagnosed me with "viral infection" and prescribed famiclovir.
I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
About a year and half ago, I was put on gabapentin for neuropathy caused by years of untreated Pernicious Anemia and that pretty well controlled the muscle cramps, as well. My neuro seemed to think they might have been related to the long standing B-12 deficiency. I was recently switched from the gabapentin to Topiramate, because of weight gain caused by the gaba and I've been having more of the toe cramps again.
for the record I am on 300mgs a day I do not experience the first two (i.e. no loss of hair and no loss of appetite) and inexplicably, I think the "dopamax" has helped me with my FOCUS and with my studying (I used to take Adderall but that road was a little tricky for this recovery addict).
Behavioral disturbances Irritability and anxiety Lethargy Impaired memory and cognitive function Anorexia or loss of appetite Nausea and vomiting Seizures Muscular: Weakness Muscle spasms (tetany) Tics Muscle cramps Hyperactive reflexes Impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) Tremors Involuntary eye movements and vertigo Difficulty swallowing Metabolic: Increased intracellular calcium Hyperglycemia Calcium deficiency Potassium deficiency Cardiovascular: Irregular or rapid heartbeat Corona
He switched me to nortriptylene because does not cause the drowsiness of the older amitriptyline and added Gabapentin (Neurontin) to tackle the burning. If it doesn't work in two weeks (it's done nothing after one week) I am to up my dose. I follow up in three months and if I'm still not better it's off to a chronic pain/headache specialist who is supposed to be quite good. I mentioned lyme disease to both doctors and they think its far fetched.
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Clue number two was when someone stole the remaining one and a half cases of ultram samples out of the MD's office on the unit. Presumeably it was a staff member. Old timers just shook their heads and said "yep, same thing when valium came out... and it won't be the last time, either." Then, a year or two later, got our first patient needing detox from tramadol. I have watched and assisted aprox 25 people go through tramadol withdrawal.
) 2) Myesthenia gravis is a problem with the interface of the nerve and the muscle and manifests with muscle weakness, not sensory symptoms. 3) There is an entitiy of a pure sensory paraneoplastric sydnrome, most classically isolated chin numbness which is quite specific for an associated tumor. There can also be a more widepread sensory neuropathy, sometimes presenting before symptoms of a tumor.
Since you are on so many medications, it is natural for you to wonder if any one of them is responsible for slow weight loss. Anti-depressants and antipsychotics cause weight gain as a person’s appetite improves with treatment. For some anti-depressants, weight gain or weight loss is a side effect. Celexa causes weight changes. Usually, Celexa is the best SSRI with respect to weight gain as amongst the SSRI, it causes the least weight gain.
It's possible they've seen it in someone else, and they should have an accurate record of what you're taking. Gabapentin hasn't held up in clinical trials as a mood stabilizer, but there are some individual cases where it seems to work. It's possible that it only works in a specific subpopulation of bipolar people, and the effects get washed out by noise in the clinical trials. If it's working for you and you're not cycling, then that's good. Did the topomax work for you?
she gave me xanax and celexa. so im so excited to hear that you take that and it works because alot of people havent really heard of it. i take .25mg xanax once a day which doesnt do anything and i have been staring at my celexa pills debating to take them for the past three weeks (dont ask me why, just scared to start them i guess) but now since i hear some positive feedback on it i will start it tonight.
Of the drugs that you are on, Gabapentin can cause loss of appetite while buprenorphine and naproxen can cause constipation. On the other hand naproxen can cause weight gain. So, if you are experience constipation and loss of appetite, then yes, these drugs could be responsible for the weight loss. Otherwise weight loss could be due to not eating well, or due to hyperthyroidism, diabetes or worms in gut etc. The symptoms you are now feeling could be due to buprenorphine withdrawal.
I've had peripheral neuropathy for quite some time and my neurologist started me on a medication called gabapentin a little over a year ago. One of the side effects of gabapentin is weight gain and within a week of when I began taking it, I gained 5 pounds and have struggled to get it off ever since, with no lasting luck. Well, on Tuesday of this week, I had to see my primary doctor and he decided to take me off the gabapentin and put me on a different medication for the neuropathy.
Also really the symptoms are very unlikely for herpes in the fact its both legs. So at the moment I am a bit of a loss and feel like as confused1234 says, there isn't much more you can do in terms of medical diagnosis. Maybe it is massive anxiety which has caused some sort of nerve compression and constant examination of the groin has made the skin feel sticky and loose? I can't believe it but there doesn't seem to be anywhere else to go to get a diagnosis. Love an update from anyone else.
I developed joint and muscle pain, periods of extreme fatigue, skin reactions, sun sensitivity, my blood pressure became above normal for the first time in my life, I have developed metabolic syndrome, high blood sugar (as in pre-diabetes), erectile dysfunction, recurring welt-like mouth and cheek sores, lots of gum loss, and bone thinning! I struggle with energy and motivation issues, and I often feel like my lungs burn when I workout or do aerobic exercise.
I have four children and I teach junior high (math of all things) and I need to function for them and for me. I have been very close to suicide several times, because I just want to crawl out of my body and get relief, but I just couldn't do that to my children. My goal is to hang on long enough until they are all out of the house and then end the pain, but when I am having my bad 'bouts' it is very hard not to give up. My husband is supper supportive and just wants me to feel better.
A small can of grapefruit juice and a cup of coffee. A can of grapefruit juice and a cup of coffee is the equivelent of six cups of coffee taken over five hours. You get the benefit of caffeine without the jitters. In any event caffeine is a stimulant far less dangerous than ritalin, and it does not require a prescription.
My daughter is 17 and for the last few days she's been having temps and diarrhea loss of appetite headaches on and off the last week and a half she gets light head and nausea and now she has as she describes it "an aching pain" in her stomach on the right side next to her bellybutton What could be causing it and what should i do
By the end of my day my neck and shoulders hurt so bad I really want to sit down and cry. And the past few nights I cannot sleep on my left side. The pain radiates down my spine. I put in a call today to my neurologist for an appointment and I plan on asking him about the neuralgia. I just want to see what he has to say to that. I am also going to do some research and see what can be done for neuralgia. Any one know? Thanks Alot.....Your information has been helpful.
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