... once again I have wet the bed I don't even realise that I do it,it is happening more and more,i am so upset that this is happening to me I read up on side effects and sure enough it is a side effect.I am wanting to hear from anyone else who has or is experiencing this side effect. My Dr said this is a side effect and sooner or later it will pass.like it was no big deal well it is a big deal to me it is so humiliating for me and especially to my husband.good luck to every one Loretta
I am taking gabapentin 1200 mg daily (300 2×daily-600 bedtime) for itching,pain. I just woke up and
- 8 Oct 2016 by Lorettachristie
- 8 October 2016
- bipolar disorder, anxiety, cough, insomnia, pain, pruritus, restless legs syndrome, gabapentin, binge eating disorder, side effect
I've recently begun gabapentin for RLS and neuropathy. I haven't experienced nighttime incontinence, and I'm sorry you hear that you and others have. I don't have an answer, but I wanted you to know that I'm cheering for you. Also, remember there are special mattress pads and disposable underwear that you might consider using at night so as to not inconvenience your bedmate. It's not just plastic sheets like in the 1970's.
Take care and good luck
This is a distressing problems and occurs usually after 50 years of age.
It didn't say the average dose.
Gabapentin is a seizure drug that was found to have pain control benefits but ONLY neurological pain.
The bladder operates with the nerves communicating to the brain to tell you when it's full.
eHealth.me has a support group with everything you want to know for people with this problem.
I forgot to check this site forum to see if it's appropriate. I don't want to stop now or I'll have to re-write. Lol...
Have you checked what used to be called adult diapers lately? They have changed!
I wouldn't say sexy but cute and functional. You step into them,no heavy plastic at
all, pretty colors and no panty lines because they don't dig into your skin. One even has a swan on the top! They are a tad expensive so what I do is take an overnight,extra-length and change it several times a day. Just the liner. At night, I repeat using a new set-up. So I'm using 2 undies a day. AND watch for those coupons. It saves laundry bills too. :)
Of course, avoid drinking fluids a few hours before bed.
I was once on the same medicine and I did the same thing several times. I went off of it because my Doctor never gave me any kind of an answer about it. But the medicine also made my legs swell and my hands. I also had an appetite that was unreal. I hope it will work out for you and I will keep you in my prayers.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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