Neurontin and stroke

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Has any one heard of or experienced being on Cymbalta and/or Neurontin and where the side effects suddenly became MS like symptoms after being on them for a year?
I feel like hell. I'm shaky, clammy,depressed and cranky. By the way, I too was given Neurontin and like Joe, I didn't notice any difference. My doctor gave it to me for nerve pain and he pointed out that it was "non addicting." I took one that night and never noticed anything. The pain was still there. I read about it on the internet and read that it was for seizers...so i stopped taking it.
Let me go out on a long limb. The right eye pain is suggestive of inflamation that can be relieved by ibuprufin. I suspect he has had nerve damage to the 3rd and 4th cranial nerves, which often regenerate within six months. Usually the prescription is to wear a patch over one eye during that period, but nowadays some prescribe a simple circle of white paper or a tanslucent material from 3/8 to a half inch in diameter in the middle of the affected eye (on glasses, of course).
I'm also 49,no high blood pressure,I quit smoking about20 years ago. And I took a stroke 3 1/2 years ago. It's absolutely the worst. Please go see a neurologist, do whatever you need to do to prevent this from happening to you! I had a tingleing sensation in my upper back, near my neck. I went to a regular doctor, who told me I was in good health,she gave me some samples of Plavix,which I disn't take. All I should have done was gone to a neurologist.
what was it, he said that it is from damaged nerves trying to heal and circulation problems from the stroke. He prescribed me neurontin and within 2 days the coldness was gone.Please have your father tell his dr. that feeling is way too hard to ignore, you can't sleep, you feel weird and its a pretty scary feeling also it feels as if blood isn't getting there but its not the case. To control the coldness a little I would massage my left finger tips and toes and it kind of goes away a little.
Hi Flossie and welcome....I have taken Neurontin for several years on and off. It is an anti-seizure med often prescribed for epileptic patients and is used for nerve pain as well. I've actually taken it for both reasons; after a seizure several years I took if for about 16 months. Then a couple years ago my doctor (surgeon) prescribed it for nerve pain for about 6 months before and after neck fusion surgery.
One approach is your doctors' approach of trying aspirin, and as long as you do not have a recurrence of stroke or mini-stroke, to just leave you on the aspirin. If you do have a recurrence, the next step would be to add another blood thinner in addition to aspirin. This is a sensible, common sense approach that has been used for many years. The only problem with this is that if the next stroke is a large one, it could leave you with significant disability, or worse.
I had 2 strokes within a week and found pfo. I've had that repaired. First stroke about 2 months ago. PFO repair 1 month ago. continuing numbness on left side. How long normally before numbness goes away.
Sometimes it is related to immobility, rarely clots (which you need to make sure she doesn't have) and sometimes it is purely neurologic in nature. Medications such as Neurontin, Lyrica and Tegretol can be helpful but you should discuss those with the neurologist. Depending on where her stroke was, she could also be experiencing a "Dejerine Rousse" syndrome.
Certain strokes sometimes result in pain. But it sounds like this pain is not stroke-related and is positional. I would make sure she does not have a pinched nerve somewhere in her back - like a sciatica. Narcotics are not great for any type of neurologic pain - an anti-inflammatory (strong types) and neuropathic (Lyrica, Neurontin, etc.) are often better but you need to talk to a neurologist prior to trying those yourself.
Is this type pain nornal after a stroke? What can I do about the pain and swelling. My leg feels cold and I can't stand for even my cat to rub on my leg. I also have RA is this making the stroke pain? I am so tired of this pain, I am losing it.
loss of coordination and balance, veering to the right when I walked, and speech problems. Within a few weeks, the symptoms were happening multiple times a day. An MRI showed no changes since the stroke. My neurolgist diagnosed me with a stroke-related seizure (since the symptoms were coming from the same area of the brain as where I had my stroke) and gave me Depakote which stopped the symptoms almost immediately.
I am 28. I had a stroke 2 yrs ago. About 6 months after the stroke i started having burning pain throughout my body, like a toothache or my blood was on fire. Does anyone here have similiar symptoms. I know pain is usually on one side, but mine is all over. I've been to many doctors, and I have yet to get a diagnosis.
I am desperately trying to find someone or some information about having chronic daily headaches after a stroke! My sister (age 29) had a stroke a year ago, and continues to have headached EVERYDAY! She is on disability now and no medications will relieve the pain. She had a vertebral artery occlusion which caused the stroke. No brain damage from the stroke shows up on the CAT scan or the MRA/MRI.
2, 2005, I suffered my first stroke ever and was hospitalized until Dec. 28, 2005. I have quit smoking, and believe I am over the nicotine withdrawal, but since my stroke, I have experienced constant headaches. Initially, the hospital offered me Tylenol, but it didn't help at all. Finally, they began giving me Ultram every four hours, which actually worked. They even sent me home with a prescription.
Hang in there! My husband had a similar stroke 10-16-05 and is doing quite well. He is a 50 y/o and is recovering nicely. He too experienced paralysis on the right side (arm/leg),loss of speech (aphasia/apraxia), had a feeding tube and picc line. 1. Believe it or not...my husband is NOW ABLE TO WALK short distances WITHOUT a cane and walk long distances with a cane. 2. His speech is coming back beautifully. He sometimes surprises himself with how he is able to hold conversations.
I had a thalamic stroke December 7 and am now having pain and numbness and hypersensitivity on the affected side. This seems to shift and change day to day. What is the treatment, if any, and what is the chance this will go away over time?
On November 25, 1998 my father received a reply from you regarding burning he was experiencing all over his body after he had a stroke. You recommended several medications, indicating the symptoms may be the result of lesions in the central nervous system. Not much as changed over the past years with the burning sensation.
How long did it take before your wife starting showing improvement. We are almost 3 months post stroke and getting a little concerned that he is not going to get much better.
Hi, my mum had a stroke 5 months ago and went on to have mild epilepsy and then a clot in her right leg at the top, she was not able to do much physio in hospital due to her keep fitting ,hence the probable cause of the clot, so has not got any movement or sense of touch down her right side from her neck downwards. She is now home and uses a hoist to get her in and out of a chair.
This occurred over a 3-4 hour period of time where they also did an MRI with contrast and found no signs of stroke. After about 4-5 hours she seemed to awaken out of this trance and was cognancent of her environment, but she doesn't remember any of the previous 4 hours accept for the once the doctor asking her to move her arm up and down, when in reality there were 4 or so times the doctor had seen her and asked her to do these things.
Another neurologist in the same practice then decided that she never did have Parkinsons, but has never really given us any real reason why she had the seizure type movements in the first place. She suffered a second stroke 1yr and 4 months later---again affecting the left side. She still has the seizures randomly and as I write this she is suffering from them. An EEG was performed and showed nothing.
takes about a second or two, and the pain is so intense that I have to stop what I'm doing and just bear it. It comes at all and any times--sitting, standing, eating, yawning. I'm hoping Quix reads this and it triggers some ideas for her, but if anyone else can speak to this, please do. I have MRIs today, so I guess if it's something that can be imaged, it'll show up.
My husband gave me an aspirin when he realized I couldn't respond to him and took me to the hospital 5 min. from our home. I was treated as a stroke patient and sent to the downtown Toronto Stroke Centre. Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs. later), it was too late to administer the 'stroke buster' shot that was planned. After about 4 hours, slowly, I began to regain feeling in my left fingers and forearm.
I had a stroke in January of '09 and have chronic neuropathy in my left arm. I have tried ammitryptilene, neurontin, lyrica and cymbalta but none of them has really helped. Does anyone have a suggestion about other treatments that have worked for them?
3 months after the stroke he started facing great pain in the leg, thighs , hands and shoulders followed by swelling of the palm and legs. There is also burning sensation and tingling/pressure and numbness in the feet and hands which he is not able to bear. We have consulted many many doctors but with no cure. He is being given anti-depressants, diabetic and blood pressure medicines.
A long latency period between stroke and the on set of post-stroke pain snydrome threw myself and family and my local hospital for a loop. There is very little information about this syndrome. The doctors here looked at me as a "drug-seeker" when Id show up to the ER with 8-10 pain levels and no visable physical damage to the areas I was in pain in. Theyd give me a few vicodins (which do absolutly NOTHING other than make me dizzy) and send me on my way.
He has no neurologic deficits and his blood pressure has been well controlled since the stroke. However, for the last two years he has had a constant, throbbing frontal headache. His neurologist did place him on anti-seizure medications (I think depakote or neurontin) which do not help with the headaches. He has tried OTC pain relievers with little if any improvement. Tylenol with codeine helps a little but he does not want to be a chronic codeine user.
I have had them at work in front of other nurses, and they think they are TIAs. My heart rate and B/P go crazy 200/110 and 120 during the spell, my hands and feet on the left side get cold to the touch. I am going to try to keep our handicam with us so my husband can videotape me during one. Thanks for the idea:) I will let you know what happens.
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