Neurontin and kidney disease

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Avatar m tn Since Vit D is a fat soluble vitamin, disorders affecting fat metabolism can affect Vit D absorption. These include liver disorders, Crohn’s disease, colitis, and kidney problems. Rarely this is a hereditary disorder. The deficiency is due to either diet poor in vitamin D or because there is not enough sunlight to help body synthesize it. The only other factor is parathyroid gland problem. If you have low vitamin D, you must rule out the above mentioned causes.
Avatar m tn I have burning and tingling and sometimes all over knife-stabbing pain. My legs and arms are heavy. Anyway, my Rheumatologist put me on long will this take to start working? I am feeling nothing. I start taking 3 pills tonight at bedtime. I hope this works because I am sick of being in pain. Is anyone else in this boat?
Avatar n tn My concern is with long term use and side effects of Neurontin (mid-forties male, 170 lbs). Can you please enlighten me regarding this question? Thank you in advance.
Avatar f tn Even though it says to stay away from grapefruit and maybe other citrus while on gaba, I also discovered that drinking Squirt and some other popular clear sodas with citrus will greatly interact with gaba and cause a feeling of being slightly drunk (they should mention grapefruit AND Squirt on the insert and the neurontin website because people don't think of grapefruit with sodas). I have gained about 15 pounds either from inactivity or gaba or both over the last two years.
Avatar n tn But then again the specialist said we still have a small chance that we might suffer from polycystic kidney disease. We were basically told we have to wait until shes around 20 to see if she will develop any other cysts on the other side to say 'yes she suffers from this horricle disease. As a mother I fell very helpless as I cannot do anything to prevent or give a medicine to make all this go away. Are there any other parents out there who have gone through such experience.
Avatar f tn 05g nometaphrine- 399mcg metaphrines- 195mcg total 594mcg total protien urine 24 hour- 84 mcg aldostrine- 49mcg I am awaiting appt with new nephrologist to go over blood work.......................................................... However, urologist told me that my kidney disease and kidney stones SHOULD NOT cause pain (unless actively trying to pass stones). i can completely tell its my kidneys that are inflammed on and off.
Avatar f tn Yesterday I went to my Dr. and during an exam...she said i have Fibrocystic Disease and that means it is usually non cancerous. She wants me to get a mammogram. Now, i read that sometimes a mammo doesnt always show if you have cancer because of dense tissues. Is that true? Should I get a biopsy? Im very worried, I have 2 mentally disabled children. Im so scared...she told me right after i get the mammo she wants me to come in to see her for the results.
Avatar m tn Most days it still feels like my kidney is still there and hurts exactly like it did when I had kidney infections or kidney stones. When I had my surgery they cut me from back ribcage to the front below my bladder so there is a lot of nerves that were severed during the surgery. Most of the time if feels like my kidney is huge and taking up too much space inside and under my ribcage, so the pain is not just right in the nerve endings.
Avatar m tn Once your GFR goes below 60 or if you start to have protein in your urine, that could indicate kidney disease. Still, with your continuing concerns and your aching kidneys, you could safely take the precautionary kidney-protective measures of not eating too much protein, not adding salt to food, monitoring your blood pressure, avoiding ibuprofen, continuing to periodically follow your GFR labs, and not overdoing high-potassium foods. Good luck to you and God bless!
Avatar f tn I'm in a different boat than you since I'm already decompensated and a liver transplant is a known necessity. On top of that, I'm down to one kidney so the choice was made to spare the kidney vs the liver (easy choice in my case but not yours I think). I take straight pain meds without any additional blending with Tylenol, etc. It's also a requirement for me (from my viewpoint) since my pain is 24/7, even with the pain meds.
Avatar n tn This is also a kidney forum so the itching you describe may not be the same as for kidney disease. You may want to talk about neurontin with your doctor, I know it is good for diabetic neuropathy and used in MS sometimes.
Avatar m tn (certainly not a complete list) rhematoid and osteo arthritis lupus Sjogrens celiac disease Bursitis Chondromalacia patellae Gout (especially found in the big toe) diseases, including ◦Epstein-Barr viral syndrome ◦Hepatitis ◦Influenza ◦Lyme disease ◦Measles (rubeola) ◦Mumps ◦Parvovirus ◦Rheumatic fever ◦Rubella (German measles) ◦Varicella (chickenpox) Injury, including fracture •Osteoarthritis •Osteomyelitis •Septic arthritis •Tendinitis A rhematologist will take an overview of symptoms al
Avatar f tn Physical conditions associated with copper imbalance include arthritis, fatigue, adrenal burnout, insomnia, scoliosis, osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, migraine headaches, seizures, fungal and bacterial infections including yeast infection, gum disease, tooth decay, skin and hair problems and female organ conditions including uterine fibroids, endometriosis and others.
1684282 tn?1505701570 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?
Avatar f tn I went on insulin two months ago. I have early kidney disease and diabetic neuropathy. My ankles and feet are so swollen I can't find shoes. My feet and ankles sometimes hurt so bad I can't sleep or walk. I am on Lyrica for fibromyalgia and it makes the swelling worse.My blood sugar is coming down slowly with the insulin.I was put on another blood pressure pill but it made the swelling worse. I take Lisinopril and a water pill and am trying another new pill. My blood is still high.
398059 tn?1447949233 these may include kidney disease, too little water intake, and loss of water due to diarrhea and/or vomiting. •A decreased concentration of sodium (hyponatremia) occurs whenever there is a relative increase in the amount of body water relative to sodium. This happens with some diseases of the liver and kidney, in patients with congestive heart failure, in burn victims, and in numerous other conditions.
Avatar n tn Thanks so much for the replies. I'm currently ending a very stressful period (son had a kidney transplant) and I've been in a flare for months as a result of a bad fall I took last winter. I'm overweight even though my caloric intake is low. My thyroid is normal and my doc says I must exercise vigorously and cut calories.
Avatar n tn My neurologist and pain management specialist agreed on 1200mg Neurontin per day and 15mg Oxycodone per day. This combination works far better than the 40mg of Oxycontin I was on for the first couple of months. Some people, like myself, can't take NSAID's (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, ibuprophen, vioxx, etc.). I am also able to do without Tylenol with this combination.
Avatar n tn If an addict is unwilling to recieve treatment, it is important that the people that care about the addict seek treatment to learn how to live with someone that has such a disease. Pain and addiction is by far the worse and the most difficult to treat. Physical therapy, to help get through the pain is available versus drugs that can and will kill you. They almost killed me. ***@**** email me if you want to talk.
Avatar m tn He doctor prescribed it for nerve pain from shingles without any regard for existing kidney disease. Kidney ultrasound showed that his right kidney is very small and not functioning. His left kidney has 11% functionality. Creatinine is 4.6 and on multiple meds to maintain his blood pressure. In these seven days he went from Stage 4 to Stage 5. I hate to ask, but what can we expect now?
10866013 tn?1413403500 I am afraid Cipro my have been the culptrit but I don't know?? Why a year of flairs. Oh she did get a med to test and and help itch (Neurontin) and that made her existing rash flare up!! Not getting it?
Avatar n tn I am a large but not terribly overweight person, just tall and Nordic (lol). I have seen some commentary about edema, kidney issues, and heart issues associated with this kind of swelling (God forbid it's any of those). I have never had this type of thing happen before (well, unless you count injuries from general clumsiness). My insulin usage has also skyrocketed for some reason. I check my blood sugar and take an active part in my health.
Avatar n tn I had alot of trouble with pain (still struggle with it 2 months post tx) and found a combination of Neurontin 1200-1400 mg/day and Oxycodone 15mg/day to be helpful. The Neurontin helps with nerve pain from peripheral neuropathy. If your husband has pain from nerve damage, then this might help. I take two 300mg doses during the day and 600 at night. In combination with the Oxycodone, the night dose makes me very sleepy. I finished my 96 wks of Pegasys at the end of November.
Avatar n tn I am relieved and angry . My neurologist has me on neurontin for pain and it works like magic. I begged her for topamax after researching it for 2 minutes lol. at this pont in time I am not afraid of anything. Possible side effects don't scare me any more. weight gain does lol slight BDD going on also along with OCD and all the other initials out there. Talk to your Dr. but try anything once If it doesn't help you you can stop!
1340994 tn?1374197577 With kidney problems, fatty liver, diabetes, and bipolar disease, what can my brother-in-law take for severe nerve pain in his legs? His PCP believes it's sciatica from his spine problems, although I'm sure the diabetes is also a likely culprit. Is there any medication he can take for the severe pain he's in?
Avatar f tn One doctor told me I haveBack Pain with Sciatica, Hematuria and he went on im his notes I have MS and the MS is called Arthralgia and Muscle problem.Now another told me that Diagnostic were that he note Facet Arthrosis in the lower spine -L4-L5 and L5-SI and mild facet hypertrophy.But no significant disc bulge or protrusion is seen at any level. Disc space are well maintained. Now after my baby was born 2 month she came down with Baterial Meningitis after I stop breastfeeding expain that to me.
Avatar n tn My very good friend, a percocet abuser, just got off a dialysis machine 2 days ago, for failed liver and kidney function. He is an otherwise healthy 32 year old man. Then there are changes that occur to the brain, that in many cases can be permanent. Some addiction specialists draw the analogy of an addicts brain to a person that has had a stroke. Although recovery is CERTAINLY possible, the addict has to basically train different parts of the brain to resume normal function.
Avatar n tn So I've let it go and been told over the past years i have chrons disease, irritable bowel, rheumatoid, lupus, and the latest one a couple of years ago is MS. I haven't had the ct scan but I'm sure that's not my problem. What I am becoming very aware of is my teeth are involved. I have always since childhood had bad teeth and after each baby they got worse.