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gabapentin

Discussion in 'Diabetes Medication and Drugs' started by ally1, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am in this for my neuropathy pain, yesterday and today am now on 900 mg and have cold/flu like symptoms.
    Anybody else on this have had this.
    I read the leaflet for side effects and one is it can cause flu like symptons.
    It could just be me maybe coming down with a cold.
    But if anybody had these symptons, assuming it's not a cold, how soon do the symptons go away
     
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  2. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    it works in the brain, so initially, people can have a lot of symptoms, until their brain get used to it..I just looked it up in danish, and yes it can be a sideeffect : flu-like symptoms

    my mother felt dizzy the first 2 weeks
     
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  3. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    I won,t worry now
     
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    Hi Ally - Didn't you say you'd gone to the pharmacy to pick up cold remedies the other day? Maybe something lurking.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been taking Gabapentin for years but suffered none of the side effects. It has worked well for me and is one of the pain meds I wouldn't want to give up.
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @ally1 , until earlier this year I'd been taking Gabapentin for an uncomfortable nerve sensation in my head - on the plus side, I got none of the side effects I'd had from Amitriptyline or Lyrica, but on the downside it didn't touch the nerve sensation!

    I didn't get cold or flu symptoms from it.

    Hope you feel a lot better soon.

    xxx
     
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    The consultant tried me on gabapentain for nerve pain and it did not work for me and while i was taking it i put on weight so they took me off it and got my GP to refer well being clinic and i lost most of the weight, The doctors told me that some medication can act in a different way with other medication and now i have lidocaine infusions every 4-6 weeks to try and easy the pain
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I did and got something and not helped
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    One note of caution, though. Gabapentin is widely known to cause weight gain in a lot of people but, like me, for some people it has no effect on weight. Some people even lose weight on it. Just be aware that it might have an effect on your weight.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the warning about possible weight gain. I did read that on the leaflet.
    As I am already over weight , that does worry me.
    I will see how things go xx
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    but there are also some that lose weight when being on gabapentin. peoples reaction towards this medication really varies a lot
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will see how things go
     
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