Neurontin and edema

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Since surgery he has been on Lyrica but it was changed to Neurontin 7 days ago as he was getting some edema in his feet and ankles. His last doses of Neurontin were yesterday because he has again developed the same edema but now it has extended to calves of both legs. The edema has not subsided, in fact, it is somewhat worse. His legs are not hot or red, but walking is more difficult because of the swelling. Is there another possible cause for the edema?
For the past year he is also getting tingling and numbness in his pinky and ring fingers on his left hand. He also has pitting edema in both feet. From the research I have done on the internet it sounds like Peripheral Neuropathy (he is also going in for a EMG study soon) but I cannot find much information on pitting edema with Peripheral Neuropathy. Does anybody else have pitting edema with PN?
Gabapentin is known to cause dizziness, drowsiness which can explain mental fogginess and peripheral edema at high doses. Do you have any swelling in hands and feet? Gabapentin does not increase weight in any other way. I would suggest you to discuss this with your physician.
Hi, The most commonly observed adverse events associated with the use of Neurontin in adults are dizziness, somnolence, and peripheral edema. But it does affect the whole body . The effects on digestive system are – diarrhea , constipation , flatulence , nausea and vomiting . For complete information, please visit - http://www.rxlist.com/neurontin-drug.htm. Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
I would take just plain neurontin. Tried it years ago and it made me sick all the time. and the loopiness was worse.
If so how many milligrams a day did/do you take and how long does it take for the Neurontin to start working? I'm currently taking about 70mg of hydrocodone/day and I want to stop. I hate being on opiate painkillers for so long. I have a prescription for 100mg of gabapentin to take 3x a day. Does anyone know how much to take for cold turkey opiate withdrawal? And should I let the gabapentin build up in my body before I stop taking the hydro?
I started out on a lower dose of 600-900 mg, and after some months, my arms and legs started to ache mid-day, but the pain went away after the bedtime Norco/Neurontin. Now, I am on 7 Norco/day and 1800 mg/day Neurontin to control my arm/leg ache. Last year I suddenly had to have 9 crowns and a root canal, and now I have to have 4 more crowns, 2 being redone. Dentist says people taking lots of meds can have dry mouth and get lots of cavities.
I have had type I diabetes x 51 years and slowly, but surely even with great care I have developed neuropathy and edema in my legs and feet and hands. I hurt so badly that at times I think I'm going mad. I have been tried on all of the old and new drugs, Lyrica, Neurontin, Cymbalta, Metanx, Tegreatol etc... all with great intolerable side effects. My primary care doctor has me on Lortab, Valium and Ambien.
After two weeks of the injections I started having pain in my finger joints that goes on and off. swelling in the fingers that goes on and off.tingling and numbness in the hands and arms that goes on and off which depend on my sitting position and or the way I sleep. The pain walk through my arm along the veins up to the elbow and when the pain is bad the veins look dark and slightly swollen..
The things I've done is changing my diet to lots of raw fruit and vegitables and avoiding grains as much as possible (though I do allow myself some). I stretch a lot, drink tons of water (avoid sugars) and I found therapy probably the best thing in helping control my mind frame in dealing with all of this. Still...it's hard. That's why I find this so helpful - talking with others about it. I also am in a chronic pain group that meets once a month locally.
for Neurontin, and see what it says, there are several good drug sites, like the rxlist.com one I gave, and also drugs.com is same thing. If you have good insurance, you could switch over to Lyrica, a cousin to Neurontin, you take less mg, yet it's more powerful, with less side effects, but it's expensive. But keep in mind, with all those GABA type drugs, the dose has to be increased until you reach a plateau, usually within a few months of beginning it.
If you have pain, tingling, numbness and paresthesiae in upper limbs, you could take NSAIDs along with neurontin. Look for side effects like facial edema and body swelling with neurontin. Consult a physiotherapist for the needful exercises and supportive measures, pain physician for cervical spine epidural injections to reduce inflammation, surgical decompression of the bulging discs as deemed by the neurosurgeon. Hope this helps. Take care.
I am a large but not terribly overweight person, just tall and Nordic (lol). I have seen some commentary about edema, kidney issues, and heart issues associated with this kind of swelling (God forbid it's any of those). I have never had this type of thing happen before (well, unless you count injuries from general clumsiness). My insulin usage has also skyrocketed for some reason. I check my blood sugar and take an active part in my health.
I am in physical therapy as well, on neurontin and did previously have mono, influenza and possible lyme and car accident in 2006.
Lyrica (not sure of spelling) is for nerve pain, like neurontin, only newer and more expensive since a generic exists for neurontin (gabapentin) where Lyrica is brand only. It's put out by the same company that makes neurontin. My neurologist considered it, but didn't feel it offered much advantage over neurontin for me.
It is best treated with medications such as lyrica and neurontin, exercise, and physical therapy. Fibromyalgia occurs frequently in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. If no cause of the condition is identified, it is best to look for other contributing factors such as anxiety or depression. I would suggest you continue to follow up with your neurologist. You may also want to follow up with a podiatrist (foot specialist) regarding your foot fractures.
Now, I have to tell you @ this for this could be a link, but I don't know. I have had edema in both ankles and up to the knees. Now, I had been seeing something else that is really creepy and haven't found it anywhere on net, but hope you can help or tell me if these things are related or not. My muscles in my legs are just disappearing right b4 my eyes. I have these rings that are forming right underneath my knees. It is like indentions from where you have worn socks too tight for a week.
I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
In other words, I can't move or sit or stand, and I feel like I am between a rock and a hard place. I take Neurontin, Nortriptylene, Trazadone, pain killers and muscle relaxers for my pain. I go to physical therapy in a warm pool three times a week. I can barely make it from my car to the supermarket, where I need an electric scooter to get around the store. I am in the process of purchasing an electric scooter and am nearly totally disabled and almost housebound.
I also have a B12 deficiency and take shots twice a week. I too have muscle twitching and numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. I am going to see a Neurologist because my doctor told me that b12 deficiency can cause nerve problems. I am not sure if vitamin d can cause nerve problems as well as the b12. I have terrible headaches and the eye doctor said that the nerves in my eyes were inflamed.
Recently, I have noticed an increase in lower leg and pedal edema (mild, but slightly pitting if I'm up all day on my feet). I have cervical disc problems and a type of trigeminal neuralgia and take Neurontin. I also take metoprolol for WPW (only 12.5mg daily). The only other med is Provigil to help counteract the tiredness I get from Neurontin. My doctor suggested Mobic but I haven't had any relief from the joint pain or the strange paresthesia on the bottom of my foot. Any suggestions?
Stupid headaches are back as is scalp feels very sun burnt to brush(but is not), hair is thinning out, lymph nodes swollen, stomach bloated, ovaries hurt, lightheaded often, edema, vision blurry, throat feels tight to swallow, jaw sore (probably just TMJ) and BP and HR is up (more often than regular or low)...stupid roller coaster, I walk like a penguin in the mornings or after sitting, along with coughing often again, to the point of just about passing out or vomiting.
Neurontin caused weight gain and I became allergic to lyrica as well as gaining weight. In the past two years after stopping lyrica due to laryngeal edema, I lost 20 lbs. I also started a gluten free diet and dropped another 30lbs. I do much better without that extra 50 lbs. I'd rather deal with the pain than deal with excessive weight. I'd like them to concentrate on the cause of the neuropathy, nothing they have made any attempt at.
I too suffer the leg pain. Mine does not always stop me from walking, but there are days when I simply do not want to. I somehow think that there is not a connection though because my pain is primarily in the lower leg & ankles. I have been told that mine is Edema. Initially my doctor had me on Neurontin. Then suddenly he took me off the med & gave me a scrip for a different one.
There are times when my chest starts hurting and I become diaphoretic and the pain radiates to the left arm. The doctor has been blowing me off. I am also having headaches after exertion. I appreciate your help. Thanks.
Hello, I read most of what you wrote, and the replies. I am suffering from Paxil, Neurontin, and Seraqual. I stopped taking those meds in Sept of 2005. I had been taking them for 4 almost 5 years. I kept gaining weight, They kept blaming my thyriod it wasn't that. It was the meds of course. I kep suffering from cronic muscle fatigue. I weighed in at 400 lbs by the time I got off the meds and could barely walk. Today I am at 211.
Neurontin (gabapentin) on the other hand can cause weight gain and edema. Edema by itself can cause weight gain due to water retention. Lamictal usually suppresses appetite and is less likely to cause weight gain. Trazedone and xanax can cause both weight gain and weight loss. Also, once you start losing weight, after the initial weight loss, the pace at which you lose weight decreases.
The side effects of neurontin or gabapentin are dizziness, drowsiness and peripheral edema. There may be mood swings, hyperactivity, hostility and concentration problems. It should be used cautiously in renal impairment due to possible accumulation and toxicity. Check with your neurologist if a nerve block could help. Flexeril or cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant could also be contributing to the confusion and the fuzzy mental state.
2 weeks post op and pain at surgical site is fine but entire rt side of head on fire and feels numb and having swallowing issues. Saw surgeon and he said I have damage to occipital nerves from surgery. Treatment is neurontin (which I hate) and occipital nerve blocks every few weeks. He said it may heal in a few months, years or never! Pain prior to surgery was 2/10. Now 9/10. Am crushed! Anyone have this?
Now off of tx, I have fibromyalgia and lot's of muscle, joint and pains I have never had, or had many years ago and returned. So I am wondering, how many of us have problems with pain from muscle/joint pain now and when did it start. Just an anecdotal study, of course....just interested! Thanks!
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