I am a diabetic. I have a bulging disc that is pinching a nerve in my back. What are the chances that neutontin has increased my blood sugar? I have climbed into the 460s range.
It is a rare reaction but it can happen. I would tell my doc and wean off of it to see if your blood sugar comes down.
Surety to hear about your pain. I too suffer from bulging disks. I wish I knew about raising your blood sugar level. I feel for you.
Call your DR RIGHT AWAY !!
First of all if your readings are that high you need to call your dr. Right away... That is dangerously high !
And as far as the Neurontin affecting your blood sugar goes when I was diagnosed with Diabetes about 5 or so years ago my specialist went over all the medication I am on to see if any of it could be affecting my blood sugar numbers. I have been on Neurontin for 10 yrs plus. And she said the Neurontin does Not affect your blood sugar #s.
Are you on any type of medication for your Diabetes & if so what do they have you on ?
It sounds like you need to either have medication adjusted or different meds added.
Please Do Not wait to contact your Dr. if you cannot get in right away call & leave a message for the drs. Nurse & she will speak with the Dr.
Because with numbers that high you could due Permanent Damage to your body. I wish you the best of luck. Kathy
i am a diabetic. I'm on neurontin for disc problem. neurontin does affect my blood sugar. my go low instead of high.my dr.and throughout my years of being a diabetic everyone reacts to medication diffently.r u on other medicine for ur back.
1) seek your doctor that number it way too high.
2) Neurontin is not known to effect BS.
I'm 30 a diabetic and have had 5 back surgeries. I also have multiple sclerosis. I've got permanent nerve damage and neuropathy. I recently had a stimulator put in my back. My friends call me a robot now. Lol. With other meds, I take 3000 mg of neurontin a day.
For some reason my sugars have dropped since they upped my neurontin dosage.
My blood sugar increased to 260 after 2 weeks taking Neorotin. I think the drug can affect blood sugar reading.
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