I just had my dose of gabapentin increased. I have been experiencing diarrhea.
I have been on gabapentin for nerve pain for 2 months. It was gradually increased and I am now on 3- 300 ml. 3 times a day. I have diarrhea daily... no pain from it or discomfort. just lose stools.. It concerns me. Other than that I have no side affects. Should I be concerned?
I have read up on the side effects of Gabapentin so I was prepared for a small problem. Since day one, I have had chronic diarrhea and general weakness. Spend most of the time in bed. This is only day 4 but it is certainly not good. According to different sources, it seems to be quite common with gabapentin but I don't think that it's good for medication to have this effect. Sympathy to everyone who is having problems.
I have been taking gabapentin for 2 years. My first dosage was 300mg twice a day. It was not helping me with the pain. It was increased to 600 mg twice a day. Now it was increased to 900 mg 3 times a day. I also take 50 mg of Tramadol twice a day. I have severe diarrhea - especially at night. I have back pain and it is intense pain. The increase in mgs has helped but I am miserable. I don't sleep well because I have to get up several times during the night. I guess I am going to have to deal with it. It is better than being in pain all day.
I have read all the responses on the side effects of gabapentin. Today I had a pre-booked, double appointment with the doctor that I am registered with, instead of just seeing whoever is available. She was very good, and told me that most of the medications prescribed for nerve and other types of pain have this effect. Not what I wanted to hear, but at least I can now make my own decision on taking it. As a trial, I am going to try codeine,which can cause constipation but at least sensible eating can help with it. I honestly don't think that gabapentin is good.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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