Gabapentin side effects diarrhea

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Avatar f tn Has anyone found a good way to combat the worst effects of Diarrhea? I eat only 2-3 oz food at a time and I take fiber tablet 1/2 hour before each meal. I can sort of deal with the gas/diarrhea - I just need to get rid of the urgency to go to the bath room. I travel for work so it is a big issue for me. My pharmacists did nto know of anything that could help.
Avatar f tn Hi there, The most common side effects of Gabapentin are drowsiness, drowsiness and swelling of extremities. The latter effect is more common in elderly patients. Mood swings and problems in concentration are also seen. It does not have any effect on digestive tract as such; however, it should be used cautiously in patients with kidney disease. Also please remember that the side effects are not seen in everyone. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn Hi. I have only been on my gabapentin since march 1 and so far I am very happy with it. I take 300 mg twice a day. I am sleeping better than I have in years. I still have some pain, but it is much more manageable. My doc also put me on tramadol twice a day to go with the gabapentin, but I hated the way it made me feel. I have hypothyroidism in addition to the fibro so some of my pain could be attributed to that. I see my new endocrinologist for that tomorrow. Good luck with the gabapentin.
Avatar f tn Dizziness -- in up to 28 percent of people Drowsiness -- up to 21.4 percent Coordination problems -- up to 12.5 percent Infections -- up to 10.9 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 n tn What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?
Avatar f tn diarrhea for the last 7 days, including today leg cramps (not my normal ones) strange buzzing sensation in my face/head insomnia (way worse than usual) agitation-yelling at EVERYONE, including my poor child sneezing uncontrollably racing thoughts no appetite-not even for chocolate Nausea to the point of drooling Now, I've also been on Gabapentin 3 times a day, for the last few months, for peripheral nerve pain and the PM dr has tapered me down to 1x day on that and 1 50mg of Topamax, with eve
Avatar f tn I looked up some information for you on Neurontin - Gabepentin. It does not list any stomach side-effects. It is most often used for people with pain from Neuropathy and used in persons with Multiple Scerlosis for muscle spasms, but the drug is also used in combination with other drugs for people that suffer from seizures. Hope you don't mind me stepping in like this and posting this information.
329994 tn?1301666848 While Cymbalta did help manage both my depression and muscle pain, the side effects were what i hated about it. I never had digestion problems from it, but my stomach hurt constantly and my appetite disappeared. Eating became a chore and if i got distracted with school/work responsibilities, i would forget to eat, sometimes for 2 days. I also developed hyperhydrosis and always had a chemical/metalic taste in my mouth.
Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
Avatar f tn My doc was opiates and I take Neurontin for my spinal stenosis. It took some time for my system to adjust to the side effects but I take it regularly and never crave it or take more than prescribed like I did with opiates. This is the difference for me. Tramadol didn't get me high but I kept popping them anyway to keep from getting dope sick from opiates so I concider this an addictive drug for me(the Trams) and will not use them.
647120 tn?1256605251 I weaned off of Effexor because I haven't been able to have an orgasm in 4 months. Since weaning off the Effexor, other side effects seem much worse. No lesser evil to trade for, in my opinion. I think I need to get off of the morphine, but then I'm back to square one with the pain. Just wanted to get some feedback from others who have had these kinds of side effects. Light-headedness is also getting me way down. I thought these sides would all be gone by now.
Avatar n tn Now my Doctor would like to put me on effexor, and I just don't know about taking an antideppressant when I'm not depressed, side effects seem so bad. My chiropractor has given me a naturopathy doctors card. He said that maybe I can start taking some vitamis that may help me. I am so tired of feeling this way I am willing to try it. I was having really bad chest pains last week, xray came back fine so that's why my family doc thinks it's panic attacks or anxiety.
Avatar f tn There are other mood stabilizers, Valproic acid (Depakote) being the most common. It is not without side effects (e.g. nausea, diarrhea, sedation, and weight gain), but is often better tolerated than lithium. Other mood stabilizing agents include Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Lamotrigine (Lamictal), and Gabapentin (Neurontin), to name a few. I urge you to discuss your concerns further with your treating physician/psychiatrist.
Avatar f tn All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Gabapentin Capsules: Clumsiness; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; nausea; stomach upset; tiredness; vomiting; weight gain.
1348302 tn?1286579303 Chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath Constipation Diarrhea Difficulty swallowing Dizziness, balance problems Dry eyes, difficulty focusing Dry mouth Gas and cramping, abdominal pain Heartburn Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Itchy, dry, or blotchy skin Localized edema (such as swollen fingers) Neurally mediated hypotension (blood pressure that lowers when standing) Painful sexual intercourse Pelvic pain Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement during sleep Rhinitis consi
Avatar f tn Suzzie, Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, ingestion, gas, and irritable bowel syndrome and all known and documented side effects from taking gabapentin. Since your side-effects are consistent with some of those known AND the onset was after taking the gabapentin, I think it is safe to assume there is a strong correlation. Medications are intended to help one.
2010625 tn?1329375656 I think it may be the medication I am on, Gabapentin, I am having other weird side effects too. Like it makes me feel like a drunk person for half the day. I am going to call my doctor on monday about it.
Avatar f tn , and specific medications are effective in this type of pain. Neurontin is one such medication, and it has relatively few side effects but the side effects could include nausea, sedation, weight gain. Often after a few days on neurontin, the patient develops tolerance to the medication and stops experiencing side effects but the medication continues to be effective. Another way to deal with side effects is to slowly go up on the dose so that tolerance can gradually develop.
974371 tn?1424656729 I may have a small BM if I take a dose of Miralax. I am now having some side effects on the higher dose, some chest and throat tightness, worse bloating, more discomfort. Reported this to the doctor (specialist at a university clinic) abpndcwas told to get an EKG done but stay on the med and give it time to work. It's been a month and I am absolutely no better!! Read on other boards this drip ugh has worked for many but not for me!!
Avatar f tn Some people may experience gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, heartburn, upper chest or throat discomfort. "**Note: if your total cholesterol levels are very high (i.e. above 300 mg/dL), this may be an indicator of a metabolic abnormality or inflammatory process that needs to be addressed.
Avatar f tn Although I only took Lyrica for a week, I had no side effects until I stopped - then severe stomach cramps and diarrhea (I know, sorry for the thought..). Neither drug made me feel loopy - it's just Neurontin is like taking a sugar pill for me - no pain relief at all! If I sound cranky in any of my posts today.. it's just from the pain. Levels are pretty high right now, even while resting. Good luck to you - give it a little time and hope it works for you. Please let us know if it does!!
2194148 tn?1397327075 Common (occurs in more than 1 in 100 users) feeling unwell, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, cough, dry mouth or throat, runny nose, loss of appetite, increased appetite, being or feeling sick, problems with teeth, inflamed gums, diarrhea, stomach pain, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, increase in weight.
1595613 tn?1297288099 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 n tn My doctor told my to stop taking it and instead put me on prestiq, he reassured me that Prestiq was a cleaner antidepressant and it didn't have all of those side effects. I took prestiq for 4 days and had horrible side effects that landed me in the hospital many times. I had dizziness, excessive sweeting, numbness, confusion, severe nerve pain in my head, diarrhea, anxiety. its been 7 months and I feel much better but I still have nerve pain in my head, some confusion and anxiety.
Avatar f tn Seek medical attention right away for these severe side effects: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
3079363 tn?1363277315 Has anyone noticed any side effects or lack of effectiveness with the manufacturers they use. I saw a post on another site where a person thinks she may be getting diarrhea from the new baclofen that Express is using. It made me wonder about some things that have been going on with me. My feet and ankles have been swollen since last Wed. when I got my first order of Baclofen from them. They hurt! When I press my finger against my foot or ankle it leaves an impression for 2 or 3 minutes.
Avatar f tn After researching all the side effects, I am going to try the Lyrica, so many people report agitation, anger, and similar reactions with the Cymbalta. I was on an antidepressant for over 34 years and it took me 6 months at LEAST to wean myself off, the side effects were affecting my well being, forget having a sex drive, and I wasn't even in a relationship. Every antidepressant has had THAT side affect on me. When I mentioned it to my Primary Physician...
Avatar f tn It is prescribed to you in view of experiencing similar pain along the distribution of nerve. The most common side effects of neurontin in clinical studies were: dizziness, sleepiness, vision problems, swelling of hands or feet, clumsiness, diarrhea, and weakness. Alternatively, I think you should take a review opinion from another neurologist along with MRI what you have. Keep me informed about your disease progression. Bye.
Avatar n tn Bananas have lots of potassium, and they don't worsen the withdrawal diarrhea. Sport drinks also have added electrolytes. I've noticed that some people take gabapentin (Neurontin) to ease the leg pain as well. And tell yourself frequently that these symptoms will diminish and then disappear in a relatively short time.
612876 tn?1355518095 Weaning should be slow -- no more than 10% per month -- to avoid severe negative side effects of withdrawal. Medical treatment of withdrawal symptoms should be provided. These may include treatment for runny nose, diarrhea, etc. Hyperalgesia is a common symptom of opioid withdrawal. While symptom fades with time, in the early months of withdrawal it can be quite debilitating depending on your underlying pain condition.