Gabapentin and vitamin d

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Avatar m tn I have been on may drugs for pain and currently on Gabapentin for vocal cord/coughing issues and leg pain (knee, calf, left side back). I don't think it is helping much. Is anyone else on Gabapentin?
915369 tn?1355318410 My doctor has me on an anti-seizure medication rather than an anti-depressant. The way it was described to me is that if you have more manic episodes (like myself), an anti-seizure med helps. If you are more depressed than manic, an anti-depressant helps.
Avatar f tn My doctor just recently ran a new blood pannel and found that I have a vitamin D defficancy (sorry if that's spelled wrong). I'm now on vitamin D once a week to make up for what's missing. I wondering if there's anything specific that causes this? Medications, medical problems, anything? I'm on gabapentin (nerve pain), amitriptyline (low dose for GI pains), and provera (for PCOS), along with some OTC stuff.
Avatar f tn Fong, I have been having muscle twitching(all over the body), muscle weakness (thighs and calfs)and soreness x 2 months. All my blood works are normal, except vitamin d level is 15. Does vitamin d deficiency can cause those symptoms?
500238 tn?1255134814 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn i used to be prescribed this medication (gabapentin) for GHB withdrawals and as a mood stabilizer and I did abuse it. most of the time at dosages of 8 to 12 800mg tablets at a time and I just wanted to caution anyone who might take alot of it that it did make me have seizures from time to time at dosages as low as 8 400mg capsules. just a cautionary note.
Avatar n tn I can't use Flomax or other Alpha Blockers due to side effects -- disturbed sleep. Uroxatral even cause me to sleepwalk, waking when I fell flat on my face! Separately, due to a Vitamin D deficiency, my doc put me on 50,000 units per week for 8 weeks, followed by biweekly doses. And guess what...the Vitamin D almost instantly "cured" the BPH.
Avatar n tn Separately, due to a Vitamin D deficiency my doc found, he put me on 50,000 units Vitamin D per week for 8 weeks, followed by biweekly doses. And guess what...the Vitamin D almost instantly "cured" the BPH. I've seen that Vitamin D can affect the growth of prostate cells over the long term, but this worked as quickly (and about as well) as Flomax. (FYI: I'm diabetic and overweight, taking metformin, Byetta, lisinopril, HCTZ, gabapentin, lovastatin and Lantus). Is this normal?
Avatar f tn I have never had facial pain per say, just numbness/tightness. This is the only medication I take other than vitamin D and my monthly Tysabri infusion. (just got 3rd infusion last week) Other than the trigeminal nerve, balance and gait are really my only MS issues. I take PT 3x per week and swim daily which really helps; however I still use my cane. I read about Lyrica and same side effects. Here come the questions: 1. Do I really need a higher dose to rid trigeminal nerve symptons? 2.
16923519 tn?1452423391 I went to many different doctors, at the end, an internist discovered I had vitamin d deficiency at 11, and my PTH came at 155 (due to my severe vitamin d deficiency) I am on 8.000 ui per week, this is my 4th week. I thought it would take time, of course, but instead of feeling better, I'm feeling worse. The burning is worse, the pain in my arms and joints is worse. I am absolutely desperate. I have seen another two neurologists and they tell me everything is in my head or I have anxiety...
Avatar m tn Lie in the sun and absorb as much vitamin D as possible, if you know what I mean
Avatar m tn Sometimes changing the drug you are taking gives better pain control. Also take vitamin B and vitamin D supplement for a short time. Also, physiotherapy should be tried. Nerve blocks, epidurals and spinal cord stimulators may help (but can be costly). Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar m tn Also take vitamin B and vitamin D supplement for a short time. Also, physiotherapy should be tried. Nerve blocks, epidurals and spinal cord stimulators may help (but can be costly). Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar m tn The vitamin D half life in the body at your normal level is about 1 month, so I strongly suspect a health problem has come up which is consuming vitamin D There are 10 studies of ALS and low vitamin D The overview of Fibromyalgia and vitamin D has been seen by 120,000 people There are a great many reasons to use vitamin D3 instead of D2
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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......
Avatar f tn There are no UVB rays (that create vitamin D) between the months of November through March due to the angle of the sun * Wearing sunscreen - prevents absorption of UVB rays needed to create vitamin D * Lack of vitamin D co-factors - magnesium (most important co factor), zinc, vitamin K2, boron, and a tiny amount of vitamin A * Too much calcium will lead to a magnesium deficiency and in turn will lead to a vitamin D deficiency * Kidney and liver disease - vitamin D is processed (metaboliz
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I don't have jaundice thankfully and bilirubin is high normal. I started B12 and Vitamin D and burning has subsided. Thank you for replying. And thank you Hector for your detailed and thoughtful response.
Avatar n tn Although it is not usually a first line treatment, for patients with augmentation from mirapex or requip and little success with gabapentin, methadone is the drug of choice. Please refer to the Willis-Ekbom Foundation website for current literature. I have suffered with RLS for 40 years. I have used every medication available and numerous natural therapies, vitamin supplements et. In the end I was forced to take methadone.
1143135 tn?1277944018 I usd to get loads of headaches before my dx and always before my period was due and once I started Gabapentin they have virtually disappeared. Mine were on the top of my head though not at the base of the skull. Do not know enough to comment on your theory..but perhaps others here can add some insight. Anyhow sorry you have joined us on this forum..I was dx'd in March and still feel fairly new. How are you coping with symptoms and your dx?
Avatar f tn 2 x's a day and Gabapentin 300 mg. 3 x's a day and gabapentin 100 mg. at bedtime. My cymbalta and gabapentin made my cholesterol worse. From 220 it went to 311 total cholesterol. Head injury car wreck that is why I need the meds. PTSD, post concussion syndrome and depression. I just had the berkley tests done and they said i have 9p21 genotype. My father and grandmother both had strokes. They were clearing out my fathers carotid artery and he had a stroke after that in intensive care.
4823849 tn?1373661429 Ambien, Xanax (just once), Vitamins and Supplements, Protein Shakes and Vitamin Waters, Claritin and Sinus meds, lots of food, and my 100mg Lyrica pills. I’m convinced Lyrica (or Gabapentin) is a miracle worker. And....if you want the long story, be my guest: MONDAY – MARCH 18th | 2 DAYS TILL D-DAY Later this week I am going to attempt cold turkey from 4 Norcos/day. It took me about two months to get down to that low of a dose. I was at 15 pills/day before.
Avatar n tn potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, or vitamins B1, B3, or B6 and Vitamin D. Test for Lyme’s and peripheral neuropthies of diabetes and hypothyroidism. Take care!
Avatar f tn Such as Tramadol, Gabapentin, and Topiramate with vitamin B,D, iron, and IBUPROFEN. However, the only true substance I have found that kills the pain is cocaine. Again, I am not joking! But, I am not one to break the law or advocate its use. I give you this info. because my pain has been continuous for the last 2 years and there is really no end in sight.
1171003 tn?1267075703 If you have not had it checked have your B12, thyroid, and Vitamin D levels checked. We all need Vitamin D. I saw a doctor years ago who believe a low dose thyroid medication improved energy and helped pain in FM people. I've taken a low dose thyroid medication since. Most recently I switched to an Iodine supplement. It's really helped me. With all of this check side effects of any supplements and I am not a doctor I just lived very much like you.
Avatar n tn My thoughts and hopes r with u. I am off and on only gabapentin and Tylenol. Two weeks and almost thru the w/d.
Avatar n tn Check her vitamin D level and have her start taking at least 1000 I.U.'s a day. Please keep me updated!!!
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with benign tonsillar ectopia, fibromyalgia, vitamin d deficiency, and hypoglycemia in June after changing doctors. I was prescribed vitamin d 5000 units and Gabapentin 300mg Capsules. Pain has reduced but numbness and disorientation still there. My hands also go completely numb periodically. Had an eye exam and further testing on my vision. Nothing explained the double vision. All tests to include spinal tap and EMG show normal.