Gabapentin and vitamin d

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I have been on may drugs for pain and currently on Gabapentin for vocal cord/coughing issues and leg pain (knee, calf, left side back). I don't think it is helping much. Is anyone else on Gabapentin?
My doctor has me on an anti-seizure medication rather than an anti-depressant. The way it was described to me is that if you have more manic episodes (like myself), an anti-seizure med helps. If you are more depressed than manic, an anti-depressant helps.
My doctor just recently ran a new blood pannel and found that I have a vitamin D defficancy (sorry if that's spelled wrong). I'm now on vitamin D once a week to make up for what's missing. I wondering if there's anything specific that causes this? Medications, medical problems, anything? I'm on gabapentin (nerve pain), amitriptyline (low dose for GI pains), and provera (for PCOS), along with some OTC stuff.
Fong, I have been having muscle twitching(all over the body), muscle weakness (thighs and calfs)and soreness x 2 months. All my blood works are normal, except vitamin d level is 15. Does vitamin d deficiency can cause those symptoms?
Not sure how it affects vitamin D but I do know that I could not eat during the mono and lost 10 pounds in two weeks and then continued to have eating difficulty due to the GERD so maybe that is why the Vitamin D became deficient, who knows. I suspect that my low levels of Vitamin D may have caused the GERD and possibly allowed the mono to creep in since it will inhibit your immune reaction as well.
i used to be prescribed this medication (gabapentin) for GHB withdrawals and as a mood stabilizer and I did abuse it. most of the time at dosages of 8 to 12 800mg tablets at a time and I just wanted to caution anyone who might take alot of it that it did make me have seizures from time to time at dosages as low as 8 400mg capsules. just a cautionary note.
I have a low vitamin D and a high vitamin D 1,25 hydroxy --- due to vitamin D dysregulation (I have CFS). I'm now on a research protocol (although the medications are not research meds) that is able to kill the bacteria in my tissues and due to cell wall deficiency. The name of the protocol is the Marshall Protocol if you would like to check it out via google.
I can't use Flomax or other Alpha Blockers due to side effects -- disturbed sleep. Uroxatral even cause me to sleepwalk, waking when I fell flat on my face! Separately, due to a Vitamin D deficiency, my doc put me on 50,000 units per week for 8 weeks, followed by biweekly doses. And guess what...the Vitamin D almost instantly "cured" the BPH.
Separately, due to a Vitamin D deficiency my doc found, he put me on 50,000 units Vitamin D per week for 8 weeks, followed by biweekly doses. And guess what...the Vitamin D almost instantly "cured" the BPH. I've seen that Vitamin D can affect the growth of prostate cells over the long term, but this worked as quickly (and about as well) as Flomax. (FYI: I'm diabetic and overweight, taking metformin, Byetta, lisinopril, HCTZ, gabapentin, lovastatin and Lantus). Is this normal?
Sometimes changing the drug you are taking gives better pain control. Also take vitamin B and vitamin D supplement for a short time. Also, physiotherapy should be tried. Nerve blocks, epidurals and spinal cord stimulators may help (but can be costly). Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Also take vitamin B and vitamin D supplement for a short time. Also, physiotherapy should be tried. Nerve blocks, epidurals and spinal cord stimulators may help (but can be costly). Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Other than that, I've had high serum calcium, osteoporosis and then came high PTH(parathyroid). My vitamin D went down to 8.5 and I'm taking supplements. Took scans of the thyroids and it came back negative so the endo docs are saying that this is secondary. Secondary to what? I don't know if this can all be from the same illness or just separate ones. Oh..It's hard for me to sleep and while I'm sleeping, I wake up with terrible stinging pain all over and through my body.
I got tired and stressed out and for a couple of hours I was having some very real w/d symptoms, but i was able to calm down and they went away. Overall I am proud of what i did by getting clean and am continuing to work on things in order to stay strong. Thanks again HipG :) ".....ain't it good to know, you've got a friend......
There are no UVB rays (that create vitamin D) between the months of November through March due to the angle of the sun * Wearing sunscreen - prevents absorption of UVB rays needed to create vitamin D * Lack of vitamin D co-factors - magnesium (most important co factor), zinc, vitamin K2, boron, and a tiny amount of vitamin A * Too much calcium will lead to a magnesium deficiency and in turn will lead to a vitamin D deficiency * Kidney and liver disease - vitamin D is processed (metaboliz
I had had severe fatigue for a long time, and the endocrinologist (my 3rd one) checked me for everything she could think of, and tests came back showing very low Vitamin D. I guess it made sense -- I seldom spend time outside, and we live in a cold and rainy climate, so where would I get the sunshine needed to make Vitamin D myself? The dr. said my 'reservoir' of D was empty, and taking just a regular daily dose would never let me catch up to where I should be, so she prescribed the big dose.
Ambien, Xanax (just once), Vitamins and Supplements, Protein Shakes and Vitamin Waters, Claritin and Sinus meds, lots of food, and my 100mg Lyrica pills. I’m convinced Lyrica (or Gabapentin) is a miracle worker. And....if you want the long story, be my guest: MONDAY – MARCH 18th | 2 DAYS TILL D-DAY Later this week I am going to attempt cold turkey from 4 Norcos/day. It took me about two months to get down to that low of a dose. I was at 15 pills/day before.
Although it is not usually a first line treatment, for patients with augmentation from mirapex or requip and little success with gabapentin, methadone is the drug of choice. Please refer to the Willis-Ekbom Foundation website for current literature. I have suffered with RLS for 40 years. I have used every medication available and numerous natural therapies, vitamin supplements et. In the end I was forced to take methadone.
I usd to get loads of headaches before my dx and always before my period was due and once I started Gabapentin they have virtually disappeared. Mine were on the top of my head though not at the base of the skull. Do not know enough to comment on your theory..but perhaps others here can add some insight. Anyhow sorry you have joined us on this forum..I was dx'd in March and still feel fairly new. How are you coping with symptoms and your dx?
2 x's a day and Gabapentin 300 mg. 3 x's a day and gabapentin 100 mg. at bedtime. My cymbalta and gabapentin made my cholesterol worse. From 220 it went to 311 total cholesterol. Head injury car wreck that is why I need the meds. PTSD, post concussion syndrome and depression. I just had the berkley tests done and they said i have 9p21 genotype. My father and grandmother both had strokes. They were clearing out my fathers carotid artery and he had a stroke after that in intensive care.
potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, or vitamins B1, B3, or B6 and Vitamin D. Test for Lyme’s and peripheral neuropthies of diabetes and hypothyroidism. Take care!
Such as Tramadol, Gabapentin, and Topiramate with vitamin B,D, iron, and IBUPROFEN. However, the only true substance I have found that kills the pain is cocaine. Again, I am not joking! But, I am not one to break the law or advocate its use. I give you this info. because my pain has been continuous for the last 2 years and there is really no end in sight.
If you have not had it checked have your B12, thyroid, and Vitamin D levels checked. We all need Vitamin D. I saw a doctor years ago who believe a low dose thyroid medication improved energy and helped pain in FM people. I've taken a low dose thyroid medication since. Most recently I switched to an Iodine supplement. It's really helped me. With all of this check side effects of any supplements and I am not a doctor I just lived very much like you.
Check her vitamin D level and have her start taking at least 1000 I.U.'s a day. Please keep me updated!!!
Nerve conduction tests would indicate if there is any impingement on the nerves. A blood test to check your Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, levels and also glucose levels would be useful. Sometimes pins and needles can be felt because of those vitamin deficiencies. Pins and needles can also be due to nerve damage due to high sugar levels. The HbA1C test would show your blood sugar levels over a period of 3 months. Make an appointment to see your dentist with regard to your painful teeth.
I am taking 1000 mg a day of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin c. I haven't tried the hot bath for the aches, pains, and that feeling of my skin crawling, but I will. I am just hoping that I am on the downhill slide with this. Larry, thanks for the words of encouragement. I think I do have some form of PTSD but its something that I never talk about. I was a medic when I was in and been through alot.
Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with a doctor. Without the ability to examine and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of the symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.
You still have to work extra hard to build back up the 'strength' and muscle, and take lots of extra vitamin supplements as well. By the way, I was only up to 100mg per day.
Ib profuen and 3-300mg. gabapentin. I slept pretty well and woke up and felt 100 times better. It worked for me and I just keep feeling better and better everyday. I hope this helps. Stay strong and you can get through it.
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