Gabapentin and fluid retention

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Avatar m tn For me it helped because Neurontin started to cause me bad hair loss and awful fluid retention and thus weight gain and made my whole body heat up like it was being cooked from the inside out.But yes I still loved the way it made me feel.I would mess up constantly and get down on myself but just expect that you will mess up sometimes but dont wallow too long and try to get right back on track.
Avatar f tn It may be that you may require a diuretic - don't treat yourself at home, do make an appointment and find out the cause of the fluid retention. Sometimes fluid retention can be hormonal, relating to the heart or the kidneys. Natural diuretics are coffee, celery, cucumber (without salt) dandelion coffee. If your legs are retaining the fluid, raise them up when you are resting.
Avatar f tn 9 percent Fever -- up to 10.1 percent Nausea or vomiting -- up to 8.4 percent Swelling or fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms, or hands -- up to 8.3 percent Unusual eye movements -- up to 8.3 percent.
Avatar f tn However, using gabapentin came with its own set of drawbacks. Gabapentin causes fluid retention and weight gain in as many as 1 in 10 people. It certainly does with me. My ankles and hands swell up so that I can't get my wedding band on or off and my shoes don't fit. I've gained 10 lbs in a month. I have trouble with my knees and left ankle, and the swelling exacerbates the condition. Also, when I'm already feeling craptastic, the last thing I need is to not fit into half of my clothes.
Avatar f tn Common side effects of gabapentin include dizziness, somnolence, fatigue, fluid retention, nausea and vomiting. Take as prescribed and check with your doctor if you have any side effects. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Doctor mentioned that it is Cirrhosis, as My mother has a. Ruptured liver texture b. Loss of apetite c. Fluid retention in Abdomen d. Fluid retention in legs 5. Jaundice (Serum Bilirubin) Also he mentioned that all these symptoms belongs to Liver Cirrhosis 3rd stage, still in Compensated stage. Now, Since Liver is not functioning properly as still Jaundice is there, Doctor suggest that there cannot be any medication given and we have to wait and watch how liver behaves from now on.
Avatar n tn Hmm Im not a doctor so take my suggestions with a grain of salt but ill try :) . Is the skin hard? Is your leg like..swollen and skin taunt? If its a yes, you might be retaining fluid in the leg? Thats what all I got is fluid retention and since its your "bad leg" id go to say you have less blood circulation in that leg? Id talk to the doctor and see what he says. If this is completely wrong im sorry. I hope you find your answer! Good luck and keep us posted!
4340011 tn?1353125686 I have this problem again that my feet are swelling up again, around my ankles and up my legs - I was in hospital a few weeks ago - and found that my kidneys were dehydrated, I am on the fluid retention pill, and I do drink lots of water, I finding it very sore and uncomfortable to walk, I have a blood condition called Polycythaemia Vera, and is unsure wither this problem is related, or related to Fibromyalgia, do anyone have a clue, when I was last in hospital, they tested my heart and that was
446193 tn?1208837340 Hormones also tend to cause fluid retention. If you have a condition that could be aggravated by excess fluid, such as asthma, epilepsy, migraine headaches, heart disease, or kidney problems, use the patch with caution. ________________________________________________________________________ You are in a vicious cycle with your meds between your thyroid and estrogen. Applecore and I had this discussion many months ago. Now on to your Rx Gabapentin too right?
978961 tn?1251345903 The only reason I am eating is to keep me from taking over the counter pain meds, such as tylenol and motrin plus not to mention my gabapentin on empty so my stomach want become upset. pain is not our friend and can really effect our physical and emotional well being, I will not take antidepressants because of the nasty side effects. although I have tried nortryptiline 25mg when I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2003.
Avatar n tn I have gotten small red bumps on my thighs and buttocks that coincide with being run down and itchy, but they don't have any fluid in them and seem to be under the skin and usually singular. Some of them lasted for over a month. I've never had any rashes or bumps on my genitals, but did have a slightly painful bump on my perineum at one point. They're never in clusters and I don't know if they can be swabbed if they don't have fluid or crust. They don't really seem like blisters.
Avatar f tn The most common side effects of gabapentin are dizziness, sleepiness, ataxia, fatigue, and drowsiness. Fluid retention (edema), hostility, nausea and vomiting also occur. Other adverse effects associated with gabapentin include weight gain, joint pain, motion sickness, blurred vision, and viral infection. SO do discuss how u feel with this med and see if ur Dr can find something that may work better for u.
329495 tn?1212427782 I hope the neurontin works, too, after I got home from work last night, both of my legs were swollen again. I got put back on my water pill full time so I hope that it helps with the fluid retention, if that's why they are swollen. The neurontin is taking it time working, very slow, not like the quick acting Lyrica. My hands hurt a lot yesterday. I used a remedy that I use for a headache but never thought of for my hands or any other body as far as that goes.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I hope you will join this Group and become a valuable and active member. Through this Group, we can help each other with suggestions, advice, support and information about this dreadful disease and how best we can manage treatments for our best friends. As a starting point, please have a read of my article on diet at: http://www.infobarrel.
572651 tn?1333939396 Steroids have produced the world's reddest face on me, and that's it. That goes away quickly each day. I'm thinking your weight gain is from fluid retention, and will remit pretty soon. Make yourself drink at least a quart of water more than usual to help flush out that stuff. Have the infusions worked?
3624762 tn?1349398652 In some cases, a salt-restricted diet may be necessary. Salt (sodium) contributes to fluid retention, and restricting salt can help alleviate fluid-related swelling in the abdomen and legs. Get Approval for All Medications Do not take any medication, including over-the-counter drugs, without your doctor’s approval. The liver is responsible for metabolizing medications, and when your liver is damaged because of cirrhosis, drug metabolism may be altered.
Avatar m tn - he has spinal stenosis. - has major fluid retention in legs and feet. - no feeling in lower portions of feet (seems to be nerve issue and not circulation related) - morbidly obese (6 feet tall and 350 lbs) - extremely limited mobility. - depressed, has had thoughts of suicide - major alcoholic...drinks approx 12-15 drinks per day - been like this for 15 years. - eats minimally - double knee replacement ten years ago.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn - he has spinal stenosis. - has major fluid retention in legs and feet. - no feeling in lower portions of feet (seems to be nerve issue and not circulation related) - morbidly obese (6 feet tall and 350 lbs) - extremely limited mobility. - depressed, has had thoughts of suicide - major alcoholic...drinks approx 12-15 drinks per day - been like this for 15 years. - eats minimally - double knee replacement ten years ago.
Avatar n tn Bladder difficulties sometimes urinary retention and other times complete lack of bladder control( never lasting more than 3-4 days at a time. I was admitted to hospital in Feb with stroke like symptoms ( unable to move left arm or leg initially, very poor balance this took about 4 days to return to normal all this occured about 5 weeks after a suspected bout of optic neuritis. Unenhanced MRi study of brain normal. Visual evoked potentials abnormal.
1595613 tn?1297288099 muscle cramps, open sores in the mouth, rapid weight gain due to fluid retention; seizures, abdominal cramping. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Rimadyl and speak with your veterinarian if your pet experiences headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation, depression, fatigue or weakness, dry mouth. Other side effects may also occur. Speak with your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Avatar m tn - has major fluid retention in legs and feet. - no feeling in lower portions of feet (seems to be nerve issue and not circulation related) - morbidly obese (6 feet tall and 350 lbs) - extremely limited mobility. - depressed, has had thoughts of suicide - major alcoholic...drinks approx 12-15 drinks per day - been like this for 15 years. - eats minimally - double knee replacement ten years ago. - all other internal functions seem to be normal per blood tests.
10805050 tn?1420939120 Aloha Andy, I just started Harvoni 4 days ago. I take Gabapentin, Tramadol and Zoloft, and I've been looking for any info about Gabapentin's impact on my treatment. My main go-to person is a pharmD. She cautioned me about Tramadol, saying it was the same as Tylenol (?) but the Gabapentin was okay. Still, I am searching for other opinions.
Avatar f tn 5 days. Ugh! They did get results to the scan..which only showed fluid retention under the muscle and skin.... :( this frustrates me, because I have no clue if the reason why it still hurts. I have also been running a low grade fever since surgery. 99.9 to 101.4 ??I over all feel ok just achy and some if anybody has been experiencing this,or had it figured out please share! Thanks fir your time! God Bless you all!!! Oh and my cancer was Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma...
Avatar dr m tn After switching to Lyrica from Gabapentin and getting off Tramadol, and adding a quart of green smoothies and several ounces of green juice each day, I no longer have to get up at 2 and 4 AM to empty my bladder. I can go all night till 5:30 or 6 AM now. What a blessing.
Avatar m tn I had a few sessions of Acupuncture which releived a lot of my symptoms,especially the tingling and burning you might want to try that to see if you get any relief, I had the Gabapentin and Lyrica and all that stuff too nonthing worked so I stopped taking it and finally got so frustrated by no one coming up with answers that I went for Acupuncture and very glad i did. Phew I'm worn out now hahahaha!!
Avatar m tn It is effective with bacterial and viral infections, and some but not all fungal infections. The Flip-Turn is the original, and still the best Sinus Flush. WARNING! DISCLAIMER! The technique in this manual involves bending over in a hot shower. Obviously, if you bend over in a shower, there is a slight possibility that you can get dizzy and fall down. You could possibly hit your head, get knocked out, or break something.
544292 tn?1268886268 Please make yourself at home and snuggle down. It will be a bit bumpy, but worth it!
Avatar m tn I never really knew what hell was until my disease process started. I think the worst part hasn't been the pain, it's been the lack of answers from the medical authorities on what is wrong with me. The Mayo clinic has turned me down for an appointment, as they don't feel there is any more they can do for me that hasn't already been done... and I'm like... NO ONE HAS DONE ANYTHING! It's a nightmare, and my wife and I are so damn frustrated by the whole thing.
Avatar m tn He ran a basic blood test, which came back normal, and an ultrasound showing fluid retention in the pelvic region and slight swelling of the pancreas. He's a great doctor, I just can't afford to pay for it in order to be seen. So here's to hoping that something works out soon for all of us. And in the mean time if I find anything helpful, I will post about it here.