I was started on Neurontin about 5 days ago. For the past 3 days now I have had extreme diarrhea and incontinence. This is very embarrassing and has kept me house bound for 3 days now. There is nothing solid coming out despite the solid diet I am eating (BRAT diet.) It is all yellow water. I have severe stomach pain and a low grade fever, about 99.8. Could this be from the Neurontin? Or could I just be horribly sick?
Extreme diarrhea on Neurontin?
Added 21 Mar 2012:
Also, I was weighed at my rheumatologist appointment yesterday and weighed in at 165. 5 days prior, at my pcp's office I was weighed at 202. Is it possible that I have really lost all of that weight in so little time?!?
Hi. This sounds like a number of problems. Either way you need to see a doc because there could also be something totally unrelated to the med or a stomach flu that may be wrong. And if you are allergic to the new med, you need to talk with the doc right away.
Even if this is a flu, you may also have an intestinal problem that is more serious. There are a whole bunch of infections that do this to people. And they don't just go away. They require treatment. Dysentery, e coli, etc.
So get in or give a call to the nurse, if you have that ability where you live, and do so right away. Today. This does not sound normal for a stomach flu. Let us know what they say. Ok?
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