Gabapentin and warfarin

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I would like to know if this is true. I take 6mg a day. I'm also on 600mg of Gabapentin and would like to know more about it and last I'm on 2000mg of D3 a day is it enough or should I be taking more.
I was on warfarin for 6 months and I went off it a month ago as the left leg showed to be dissolved and free of the clot. As I went off warfarin the symptoms of tingling/pain, muscle spasm and blood flowing around in my calfs and pooling in my feet worsened. I have been wearing compression hose the whole time and I was told to go to a lighter compression now. the pain is much improved from when I first had the dvt but it is still not gone.
are so skeptical about giving u those meds. I take gabapentin, savella,paxil, warfarin (had blood clot in my leg) 2 yrs. ago, lung cancer last year, had wedge section removed, not over that yet. As I am posting this I feel like I have polio. Sounds silly to say that but my legs hurt so bad I can hardly walk. I am an old country girl, worked hard all my life, and still do when I can, and sometimes I just push myself to the limit.
I'm on Warfarin 6mg a day and have been told that it's not good for me to spend a lot of time out in the sun. Is this true? I'm also on 600mg of Gabapentin and would like to know more about it, also the Dr. has me on 2000mg of Vit. D3 a day and I was wondering if this is important and if so is it enought?
ok here is my bit waiting for the official dx at the moment disease managment nothing till dx symptom management baclofen for stiffness and spacticity gabapentin for pain and clonus and naproxen occaisionaly lifestyle try to keep moving and keep occupied now had to finish work regards bairdy
two weeks after, he had pulmonary embolism and was treated with heparin and warfarin. artery blocked again in 11/98 and treated with angioplasty and restented. thhis resulted in aneurysm in femoral artery and was surgically repaired. after two years, he cannot resume normal life because of severe sternal pain. he has tried TENS machine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture and another pain clinic. currently taking gabapentin with little effect.
Neurontin (gabapentin), usually prescribed for seizures and nerve pain helps my painless tingling as well as my anxiety. The only problem is it's half short life, which is only about six hours, so you have to take it three times a day, usually. I take a 100 mg. capsule and within an hour, my tingling is gone. I'd advise anyone with tingling due to anxiety to give it a try as it has a very benign side effect profile.
I started taking 300mg of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid 3 hrs before bedtime and 600mg of Gabapentin 3 hrs later at bedtime. I can sleep all night now.Is taking the R-Alpha and Gabapentin both dangerous. I can get no response from my Neurologist..
i am on this site because I had CABG x 2 and a stent done in June of 2008. At the time I was 39 and was very physically fit and a healthy eater and non smoker. Needless to say it was a shock. I have had on/off chest pain since with even a cath done on New Years eve of last year which was negative. My chest pain has no rhyme or reason and may be gone for a month then back for a week, then gone again. It does not get worse with activity even high intensity workouts on my elliptical.
I also have heart trouble, a mechanical aortic valve due to congenital aortic stenosis, and Atrial Fibrillation and am on Warfarin for both, and other meds. I also have high bp and type 2 diabetes so I understand that there may be more complications due to these, or am I mistaken? I take all required medications for these illnesses plus Gabapentin and Zomorph tablets for arthritic pain.
Hi Spider :) Is your friend going to be coming off narcotics completely? Is her Dr. switching her to Gabapentin for pain or did he give it to her to help with the detox? If he's switching her to a maintenance dose of Gabapentin then he should design some sort of taper for her because she'll definitely be in w/d's. I think Lulu's idea above sounds sensible. Both drugs are addictive but one's a strong narcotic & the other a non-narcotic analgesic & anticonvulsant.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
I get Acupuncture fairly regularly, and I find it helps moderately for spasticity and neuropathic pain. You may look into Gabapentin/Neurontin, too, like DV takes. I just hate the idea of taking one more med (grrr), when acupuncture is harmless. It can't hurt, and it may help! Good luck!
I'm in the process of being investigated now as something simular has happened again this January....I've been given Gabapentin this time and so far so good, I can feel my fingers again after about 10 days being on medication.
atenolol I take both. I also take potassium - so I don't I fall on my face- I also take gabapentin since my legs ache & crawl, calcium & vitamin D, warfarin, diltiazem, methocarbam, dilaudid, fentyl, & lovenox for blood clots. My left leg is my bad leg but my right leg has lost muscle. What can I stop and still be able to not live in pain? All I want to do is sleep & have no energy at all. I was just taken off Revlimid which I was on as a precaution.
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No fatigue. No pain. I will every once in a while be able to "feel something "there" after exercise if I am dehydrated. Glad you are going off warfarin. Now Google "warfarin" and "fatigue" "depression" and see if that doesn't tell you something! If nothing else, getting off the W will make you feel empowered, I bet. Just not having to go in for blood tests every week (they never could get my INR stable) made me feel like I got my life back.
But, they have started me on steroids, which had taken before in 2010, nerotonin, klonopin, gabapentin, baclofen, and other meds. I am back to having mri's once a year after they stopped it for a year. Help! I thought MS was a disease of deduction. If the neurologists are looking for a disease which mimicks MS and none of the diseases use fit the condition, what is wrong with at least starting the treatment using MS drugs. Any clues as to what is their hang up?
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.
Don't really know why I'm posting this. The only issue on my mind right now is how to "end it" before the end comes and takes me. I'm not trying to elicit sympathy from anyone and have no realistic expectation of anything so this isn't even a cry for help. I know I'm dying and that's about it. I haven't been formally diagnosed yet but the signs are too painfully obvious. And I mean "painful" in all senses of the word. Here's a bit of background for what it's worth.
Still have burning and numbness (tongue and lip). But am on Gabapentin 900mg daily to help relieve it; but it isn't even close to being 75%. This is now 19 months since start. Wishing you well and good luck getting diagnosed correctly.
I have been extremely effected by the side effects.Mostly memory and spelling.I have tingling in the fingers and toes.I also have little appetite and have lost 17lbs.Witch is great for me. I am over weight.I am tired more than normal,but i did sleep alot due to migrains.I do have more side effects and stuff,but I wont over load you all at once.I know this sounds like alot, but it has gotten better as time goes on. I have started to level off and become more normal.
old female who recently had a PE and DVT. I am now taking Warfarin. Since I am home from the hospital, for at leat a month now, I have been spontaneously taking deep breaths. I assumed it was because of what happen with the PE's. I mentioned it to my Internist and he had no idea what it could be. He said my lungs look and sound great. I have never smoked. I donot drink at all since I'm on the Warfarin. I was never able to drink much ever anyway. I have less stress now then I have ever had.
It started off as every now and then but for the last month it is all the time 24/7. It is really taking a toll on my life. It is so bad it wakes me up and prevents me from falling asleep. I have had thyroid, hormones, mri, ct scan and many other tests. The only test that came back questionable was my ANA, it is positive, speckled pattern. My RA factor was negative. I have no diagnosis as of yet. I do have Epstein Barr virus too.
Grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries. You don't have any of these symptoms which signify you are not having advanced stage of disease. You don't have hip pain or knee pain that rules out any nerve involvement.
After the blockage was discovered thanks to a persistent PCP, and the stent inserted, I had chest pain afterwards. Was re-catheterized, all the major arteries were given a clean bill of health, but was placed on a beta blocker. Terrible reaction to the first one, put on a second one, and finally my cardiologist took me off that one as well. Although I see some improvement, I still have chest "aches" on exertion.
Thanks to Duchess47, Wepst and JDanMan for your comments and suggestions. I will seriously look into all of your suggestions and hope that it's just some seasonal allergy thing. Thanks again.
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