Neurontin and vitamin d

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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 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 have a bottle of neurontin and trying to get off tramodal. If I was to try the neurontin to ease the withdrawls from the tram, how many should I take? The doc gave me neurontin for nerve pain in my hand but I don't think it works. I want off the tramadol and I know I'm gonna feel withdrawls but if I can curb some of the pain that would be great. But still I'm repeating the cycle. Replacing one drug with another. I want to go ct, but I'm so scared.
If you have low vitamin D, you must rule out the above mentioned causes. Thereafter you need to take Vitamin D supplementation as injections or oral medications. You can eat fortified cereals, fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel, beef liver, egg yolk and cheese. Eating healthy, exercising, being out in sun, playing mind games, organizing your life etc will help your regain your confidence and memory. Please also consult your doctor regarding this. Take care!
Hi- I also have a vitamin d deficiency (less than 7) and I take 50,000 IU of vitamin d twice a week. 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 could possibly have an autoimmune disorder (sarcoidosis) and I also have a large vitamin D deficency. I was also diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, with the pain being in my arms more so than my legs. I have burning and tingling and sometimes all over knife-stabbing pain. My legs and arms are heavy. Anyway, my Rheumatologist put me on Neurontin.....how long will this take to start working? I am feeling nothing. I start taking 3 pills tonight at bedtime.
Hi Dear The long term effects of Neurontin are still not known completely. However, Neurontin is a relatively safe and effective treatment for pain. Many patients with painful neruopathy have used Neurontin for many years. Typically the side-effects include somnolence, dizziness, and imbalance. Since you have been using Neurontin for 9 years, there does not seem to be a problem continuing it, even at a slightly increased dose.
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.
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.
I'm not sure if this is why I haven't felt w/d yet. Does anyone know what the dose of neurontin should be and or how long should I take? I have about 15 days worth of neurontin using the doses I mentioned. Thank you all for your help and good luck!
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......
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.
i see my neuro next week and am hoping to increase my flexeril. i just started with the vit d, and have read that it helps a lot with pain. thoughts?
I am sure it could be many things, but you might want to get tested for Celiac disease and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Are you anemic? I would suggest taking magnesium 500 mg every morning and 400 mg of calcium with 2000 IU of vitamin D at night for your chronic pain.
so i tryed to manage the pain for as long as i could and also left my job due to depression and anxiety because of pain and spasm and couldnt hold my neck properly and felf very conscouse of this. ive had mri scans done and i have minor protrusion in 5 discs in neck and also one facet joint is wearing down and the curve on my neck has changed also. so i was told by consultant there was nothing i could do with my neck.
I just went to a neurologist and my b12 and vitamin d levels were beyond low and I have very similar symptoms as yours he has issued a eeg Oct 21st..but my hands shake really bad and I have muscle twitches all over involuntary..so I would suggest a neurologist bc I am on the path to figuring out my problem... I wish u well as I am only 33 myself and feel like I am just exsisting not living life like normal healthy people.
Only thing revealed was low vitamin D. Neurologist cannot diagnose me with anything. D supplements have not helped at all. I got a referal to a second nuerologist who feels that this is all related to anxiety and stress. I am seeing a naturalpath who says my b12 level of 265 is too low and have started taking shots of b12. The fatigue has improved a bit since then but symptoms still persist.
I am on a 4000 iu/day Vitamin D program only. As for how I'm doing with the diagnosis - I still don't believe it. Maybe in some way I do (since I'm on here) but physically I feel like a million bucks. I'm a bit scared, however, since my career will be over once I am forced to "deal with it", if it really is the case. I had to go for further blood tests, since the neuro was wondering if I had a mimic. I've heard nothing back. Flame - as far as I can say, no.
As others have pointed out here it is important to also get checked for vitamin levels, glucose levels, thyroid levels, and be checked for anemia. I just started neurontin to help with neuropathy pain and I will see an endo next month. I have had pain in my feet for a long time but it accelerated recently. I think sometimes it takes a while to get a dx. I actually went to a podiatrist who sent me to have the testing done.
nerve pain, which can be mistaken for muscle pain by the person with the condition. Many causes and disease bring on this condition, including Diabetes, Lyme disease, Vitamin B12 Deficiency,Toxins, some medications and in my case Post Polio Syndrome. There are too many to list here.
I thought I was using the Drs forum! but you give some great advice. I have been told to try neurontin, and probably will at some point. I am grateful for all the other suggestions as well. Hoping your p.n.
Eat foods with Omega 3 such as eggs with Omega 3 and Salmon. Make sure that you are getting enough vitamin D, vitamin B in your diet. Take prescription medications as prescribed by your doctor. It is great that you are on the CPAP. How well you take care of yourself now will predict your future. Take care.
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
Low levelsof vitamin and minerals can cause twitching and dizziness....check the vit B12 and D...calcium, magnessium and potassium. To be dx'd with fibro u need to have 11 of 18 tender points....if not u do not have fibro.
Fibromyalagia is another medical condition that leads to whole body pains, and is best treated with medications such as lyrica and neurontin, exercise, and physical therapy. Since the numbness/sensory changes travel, you may want to be evaluated for migraines with aura or seizure. This will require an evaluation by a neurologist and having an EEG. But if the numbness is constant, I would think less likely of these causes.
i do have all your symptoms except infections, but i take collodial silver and vitamin d ...i also have exactly all of papa86 weird symptoms.....i have chronic pain every day. i noticed it right afer a trip to philadelphia to visit my sister. i even remember a red round rash shortly after. i live in texas so i knew absolutely nothing about lyme. but, i went on line becaus of all my weird symptoms. and it all went to lyme. i had early lyme symptoms, but the lyme test were negative.
Vitamin B12 and D levels ok? Thyroid panel ok? No MRI of the brain/head? What was abnormal in regards to your female hormones panel? What kind of accident where you involved in? It definitely sounds like peripheral neuropathy; just what is causing it is the question. I would get the upper emg too. I cannot say this is all because of menopause, but I can say that menopause is not helping things.
I test negative for RA and I am feeling so desperate to find the problem so that maybe I can feel better. I have seen a neurologist who diagnosed and treated me for vitamin D and B12 deficiencies. I have seen a Rheumatologist who has put me on neurontin and I have been referred to a shrink because of how depressed I am because of the pain. Any Thoughts? Anyone? Thanks!!
i blamed the meds for a long time also, i was taking forms of anti-convulsants as they thought my chronic pain was neuralgia.. so i took endep (50mg a day), carbamezapine, and neurontin... All of these would leave you feeling very foggy, but would help with the pain.. I hope out memory returns !
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