... I've taken Gabapentin for a very shortstint about three months ago. I titrated up to 600mg/day and it did alleviate my back pain, however I became forgetful and clumsy and developed a dry cough. When I developed a purple rash on my forearms called it quits, titrated down and ceased to take the drug. All the symptoms quickly abated except for the rash. The purple rash persists to this date, it blooms and ebbs. I can go to sleep with no rash and wake up with a new one in bloom. I've scheduled an appointment with a dermatologist to see what's going on. It could be something else but I believe this rash is due to the drug and it remains once off the drug. If anyone has similar experience please let me know. I'd like to get to the bottom of this as soon as possible
My dermatologist put me on Gabapentin for an autoimmune disease,
which comes with a terrible rash that takes forever to go away - the
Gabapentin stopped the maddening itching and started to take away some
of my rash - they go away and come back. They don't know the reason it
happens and have no cure for it.
Better check with your doctor. I have read the side effects of Gaba. and I
don't recall seeing anything about a rash. Good luck and God bless. Trish
I took Gabapentin for two months for nerve pain in my feet. After 3 weeks, I started getting large red welts that I figure is hives. It took around six weeks for it to go away and now around a year later, out of the blue, I have the large red welts again. I figure this is what I will be dealing with the rest of my life.
I've had exactly the same response to gabapentin now I have a rash on my legs and on my arms when I wake up and it's staying all day long. I've had double vision. I'm having trouble thinking of words. I believe it's all because of this drug. I was so very concerned after seeing the dermatologist who said that it could be lymphoma. Finding your email and your symptoms has at least given me a new path to follow.
I had a rash as you are describe ing for a 1 1/2 Years. I could not figure out what caused or why I could not get rid of it. Purple in color , very itchy, start to go away & then return worse than ever. I now know from your posts..It was that gabepentin! I researched & read to use unrefined coconut oil on it. Keep applying everyday as often as needed. Don't stop. This worked! I couldn't believe it. It went away in about a month & I hardly have a scar. Do this & promise it will be gone.
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