Gabapentin and loss of appetite

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974371 tn?1424656729 Hello and hope you are doing well. Activia is a probiotic. Lactulose is a synthetic sugar used to treat constipation. it can help regularize bowel movements. Gabapentin prevents pain-related responses. The mechanism by which gabapentin exerts its analgesic action is unknown. Hence your doctor would have prescribed it for the pain. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
329994 tn?1301666848 Anti- Seizure meds tend to work well with the FM and CFS diseases in my opinion because they target the nervous system, but Lyrica and Neurontin (Gabapentin) can make you drowsy. Most of the anti-seizure meds can. I take Topamax, which is another much stronger anti-seizure med used for migraines that helps with pain too at higher doses. My doctor told me I would become sleepy on it, but it has actually given me energy, which I LOVE. I have noticed that it has acted this way with others too.
Avatar f tn I am sorry that you apparently are not tolerating the Gabapentin (Neurontin). Sandee has copied and pasted the list of possible side effects for you. Please contact your physician and inform him of how you are feeling. Jamie is correct. It can take time for our systems to adjust to any medication. My mother had similar symptoms the first week she was on Gabapentin. However as Sandee said some ppl just cannot tolerate the medication. Best of luck to you. Please let us know how you are doing.
Avatar m tn More Common Clumsiness or unsteadiness Continuous, uncontrolled, back-and-forth, or rolling eye movements Blurred vision Cold or flu-like symptoms Delusions Dementia Hoarseness Lack or loss of strength Lower back or side pain Swelling of the hands, feet, or lower legs Trembling or shaking More common in children Aggressive behavior or other behavior problems Anxiety Concentration problems and change in school performance Crying Depression False sense of well-being Hyperactivity or increase i
1283286 tn?1312915566 I don't see any of the classic signs of it and when the nurse left her message yesterday she didn't mention anything of the sort..I know he is quite aware of DVT though as when I was in the hospital, he had instructed the nurses to put these airbag things on my lower calf/ankle region to guard against possible clotting or a clot having the ability to travel. Never had a clotting issue in the past but thats not to say something hasn't changed. Think I'll call about that though.
Avatar f tn I have not seen the loss of appetite or weight loss others above have discussed and I would never take a pain medication for weight loss unless under the care of a doctor who specifically prescribed this for weight loss. There are stronger pain relievers (hydrocodone and other true opiates), but the side effects are just too extreme for me. The worst side effect I have ever had with Tramadol is nauseated - for some it is important to take this on a full stomach.
Avatar n tn I am now 35, 3 children and when i was diagnosed manic-depressive i was on prozac, wellbutrin and taking hi levels of prescription weight loss pills. I was losing my mind but i wasn't losing any weight! When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers. Within these past two years I have lost 38 pounds taking this medicine.
Avatar f tn Side effect has been increased sedation and loss of appetite. I need to given his next set of meds but concerned to give him another 750mg on an empty stomach. He barely ate for his 2nd round od meds this afternoon. Need Help!
Avatar f tn well-being •Improves sleep and appetite •Improves fitness levels •Improves cognitive functioning •Improves ‘Quality of Life’ •Prevents over-use injuries •Creates opportunities for new social outlets •Decreases chances of secondary illness •Helps with weight loss and more importantly •Improves or maintains the level of independence of the person with MS. Exercise in a group has the added benefit of support from peers. It supplies a reason to get out of the house.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if any of you could comment on any hair loss currently? I took topomax and had a lot of hair loss. I just started lamictal and am very fearful of the same result. Can any of you who have been taking it for quite some time comment? Thanks!
1515844 tn?1293652102 During the first four months of abdominal pain and headaches I had no appetite and was unable to eat without pain and bloating. This pain persists today, but has changed somewhat, becoming mid-epigastric, and radiating below my ribs bilaterally. I frequently have sharp pains substernal. Also during this time my headaches increased possibly due to stress as my doctor was not able to obtain a dx at this time. I was taking motrin and Tylenol frequently without relief.
1515844 tn?1293652102 During the first four months of abdominal pain and headaches I had no appetite and was unable to eat without pain and bloating. This pain persists today, but has changed somewhat, becoming mid-epigastric, and radiating below my ribs bilaterally. I frequently have sharp pains substernal. Also during this time my headaches increased possibly due to stress as my doctor was not able to obtain a dx at this time. I was taking motrin and Tylenol frequently without relief.
Avatar n tn I have had loss of appetite (but have indigestion when I do force myself to eat) and tingling in both lower legs and both hands. My blood pressure is normal but I take Bennicar and Norvasc to keep it there. My doctor drew some blood when I reported these symptoms, and the blood came back with no problems and he diagnosed me with "viral infection" and prescribed famiclovir.
Avatar n tn Be around people who understand how much your dog was a part of you. To me by Sam is my life and just as important as my husband and other family members. I am now beginning the process with my dog Sam. I noticed the growth in his mouth 6 weeks ago today. It was found in his mouth and I prayed it was skin hemangiosarcoma, but it wasn't. They don't feel they removed all the mass.
429155 tn?1205676864 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.
Avatar f tn for the record I am on 300mgs a day I do not experience the first two (i.e. no loss of hair and no loss of appetite) and inexplicably, I think the "dopamax" has helped me with my FOCUS and with my studying (I used to take Adderall but that road was a little tricky for this recovery addict).
Avatar f tn About a year and half ago, I was put on gabapentin for neuropathy caused by years of untreated Pernicious Anemia and that pretty well controlled the muscle cramps, as well. My neuro seemed to think they might have been related to the long standing B-12 deficiency. I was recently switched from the gabapentin to Topiramate, because of weight gain caused by the gaba and I've been having more of the toe cramps again.
992677 tn?1537672503 Behavioral disturbances Irritability and anxiety Lethargy Impaired memory and cognitive function Anorexia or loss of appetite Nausea and vomiting Seizures Muscular: Weakness Muscle spasms (tetany) Tics Muscle cramps Hyperactive reflexes Impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) Tremors Involuntary eye movements and vertigo Difficulty swallowing Metabolic: Increased intracellular calcium Hyperglycemia Calcium deficiency Potassium deficiency Cardiovascular: Irregular or rapid heartbeat Corona
Avatar n tn He switched me to nortriptylene because does not cause the drowsiness of the older amitriptyline and added Gabapentin (Neurontin) to tackle the burning. If it doesn't work in two weeks (it's done nothing after one week) I am to up my dose. I follow up in three months and if I'm still not better it's off to a chronic pain/headache specialist who is supposed to be quite good. I mentioned lyme disease to both doctors and they think its far fetched.
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome to Part 6! Please make yourself at home!
Avatar n tn ) 2) Myesthenia gravis is a problem with the interface of the nerve and the muscle and manifests with muscle weakness, not sensory symptoms. 3) There is an entitiy of a pure sensory paraneoplastric sydnrome, most classically isolated chin numbness which is quite specific for an associated tumor. There can also be a more widepread sensory neuropathy, sometimes presenting before symptoms of a tumor.
5957912 tn?1379940572 Since you are on so many medications, it is natural for you to wonder if any one of them is responsible for slow weight loss. Anti-depressants and antipsychotics cause weight gain as a person’s appetite improves with treatment. For some anti-depressants, weight gain or weight loss is a side effect. Celexa causes weight changes. Usually, Celexa is the best SSRI with respect to weight gain as amongst the SSRI, it causes the least weight gain.
Avatar f tn It's possible they've seen it in someone else, and they should have an accurate record of what you're taking. Gabapentin hasn't held up in clinical trials as a mood stabilizer, but there are some individual cases where it seems to work. It's possible that it only works in a specific subpopulation of bipolar people, and the effects get washed out by noise in the clinical trials. If it's working for you and you're not cycling, then that's good. Did the topomax work for you?
Avatar f tn Doctor then ordered dopplers on legs and found everything to be normal. During this time weight loss had occurred of 120 pounds lost in less than a year. His appetite had decreased to nothing and he would only nibble on occasion. He ate less than a small child. Constipation had become a norm. Bowel movements decreased to about once a week to once every two weeks and only happened with the help of lots of Miralax. Labs showed no muscle deterioration or inflammation.
544292 tn?1268886268 Clue number two was when someone stole the remaining one and a half cases of ultram samples out of the MD's office on the unit. Presumeably it was a staff member. Old timers just shook their heads and said "yep, same thing when valium came out... and it won't be the last time, either." Then, a year or two later, got our first patient needing detox from tramadol. I have watched and assisted aprox 25 people go through tramadol withdrawal.
Avatar n tn i last posted on this thread in may....i have had a few years of this suffering and no end of examinations for the doctors to find nothing wrong...after a lot of investigations on the net by myself i found the info i needed and went to my doctor to ask if i have VAGINAL ATROPHY and she said last a diagnosis..she wanted me to go and have an investigation at the hospital and i said no way as ive been poked and prodded for months and i have had enough...
17344119 tn?1455827436 Constant Severe Headaches Intense pain and aching at the back of the head Pressure behind the eyes and in the head and neck Severe Neck Pain Pain in the face (Nerve pain?) and some loss of sensation Head pain, pressure when I get up from lying down. Head pain & pressure sometimes when I’m on the loo. Almost like my head is going to explode. Loss of sensation in hands & sometimes pins and needles. Some loss of sensation in feet & sometimes pins and needles.
503727 tn?1210442710 she gave me xanax and celexa. so im so excited to hear that you take that and it works because alot of people havent really heard of it. i take .25mg xanax once a day which doesnt do anything and i have been staring at my celexa pills debating to take them for the past three weeks (dont ask me why, just scared to start them i guess) but now since i hear some positive feedback on it i will start it tonight.
Avatar n tn Also really the symptoms are very unlikely for herpes in the fact its both legs. So at the moment I am a bit of a loss and feel like as confused1234 says, there isn't much more you can do in terms of medical diagnosis. Maybe it is massive anxiety which has caused some sort of nerve compression and constant examination of the groin has made the skin feel sticky and loose? I can't believe it but there doesn't seem to be anywhere else to go to get a diagnosis. Love an update from anyone else.
Avatar f tn Of the drugs that you are on, Gabapentin can cause loss of appetite while buprenorphine and naproxen can cause constipation. On the other hand naproxen can cause weight gain. So, if you are experience constipation and loss of appetite, then yes, these drugs could be responsible for the weight loss. Otherwise weight loss could be due to not eating well, or due to hyperthyroidism, diabetes or worms in gut etc. The symptoms you are now feeling could be due to buprenorphine withdrawal.