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09/19/2013 05:15 PM

Gabapintin and Blood Glucose Flux

donarae
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I was concerned about my sugar levels fluxing all the time since being on Gabapintin. When speaking with my neurologist he said it did not effect my blood glucose. In my untrusting nature for doctors who seem to think I lost my mind. This is what I found.

Incidence in Controlled Clinical Trials

Table 3 lists treatment-emergent signs and symptoms that occurred in at least 1% of Gabapentin-treated patients with postherpetic neuralgia participating in placebo-controlled trials and that were numerically more frequent in the Gabapentin group than in the placebo group. Adverse events were usually mild to moderate in intensity.

Body System/Preferred Term Gabapentin N=336% Placebo N=227 %

Nutritional Disorders

Peripheral edema 8.3 2.2

Weight gain 1.8 0.0

Hyperglycemia 1.2 0.4

Is anyone else experiencing this. This was found on drug.com

God Bless Everyone

DonaRae

Post edited by: donarae, at: 09/19/2013 05:17 PM

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09/19/2013 05:28 PM
revvanbus
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Weight gain and peripheral edema are a definite yes for me. I have had RSD/CRPS for going on 14 years, have taken Neurontin/gabapentin for most of that time, developed diabetes 4 years ago and have fluctuating blood sugars. Not because of the gabapentin but because I also have to take steroids for very severe asthma and allergies. I have never read of gabapentin affecting blood sugar. Doesn't mean it can't, I've just never heard of it.(~;

Sending hugs. I hope this topic does not disappear on you.

Rev.


09/19/2013 06:37 PM
donarae
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Hi Rev,

I have never been put on or needed diabetic medicines since I was told I was pre diabetic a year ago. I have been able to control it with diet. I guess my concern is that because my numbers are all over the place I don't want a Dr. putting me on meds to control it and make me hypoglycemic. I am still not coming to terms with the determination that I have RSD. I was bitten by a dog two years ago 3 times twice on my right foot then once on my left foot. I was told that I had crushed nerves on the left foot. I started seeing a pain specialist in October of last year. After doing a nerve conduction study he determined that I had neuropathy not caused by being pre-diabetic my A1C was 6.1 and that the neuropathy was caused by the dog bite. I finished up treatment in December 2012 which included injections of lidocaine followed by a treatment called synexis which used electrical impulses to increase nerve repair, which took all the pain away, 3 weeks later the pain came back with a vengeance and has not gone away since. Returning to the same doctor he determined I had RSD, I have had 7 nerve blocks in my back and a additional 100 injections in both feet. Tried to work through the pain which after 4 months I could not deal with it thus starting the Gabapintin 2 months ago. I have lost my job and everything else I worked for trying to keep me from being homeless. To say the least this has devastated me so I am not sure if this disease is from the dog bite or from all of those injections if indeed it is RSD. My last nerve conduction test showed that almost every nerve in both feet are 50% or more non responsive with my planter nerves be 75% on the right and 99% on the left non responsive.

God Bless Everyone

DonaRae


09/20/2013 06:35 AM
jpcrps
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Dear DonaRae,

That is a lot of injections! I am amazed that you were able to handle all those nerve conduction studies. When my daughter had them done, they were very very painful in her CRPS foot. (She is in remission now).

I hope you can find some time to check out a few good resources for treatment info. It is really helpful if you can have a little knowledge of the symptoms and treatments for CRPS so you can partner with your doc and work out a plan of care that works for you. (Please don't take this as an assumption that you are under-informed...your knowledge of the blood sugar levels etc show that you have done your homework!)

Nerve blocks do not help everyone. And we all respond differently to the meds. Please do not give up hope if one of the meds doesn't work. It is often true that it takes a "quilt" of various treatments to find a treatment plan that works for each individual CRPS/RSD patient. We all respond so differently.

So here are just a couple sites you might want to check out. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, search the Resources section or old posts to become familiar with what others have experienced, and never, never give up hope. There is new research being done everyday, and different pain management docs have different tools to work with. I hope yours is a good fit for you.

Sending lots of light and love, it sounds like you are in one of the tough spots of this journey to healing - and we will all be here to help you however we can.

Love,

Jenny

http://www.rsds.org/pdfsall/RSDSA_SlideKit_01062010.pdf

http://www.rsds.org/aboutCRPS.html

http://powerofpain.org/

http://www.rsdhope.org/

Post edited by: jpcrps, at: 09/20/2013 06:37 AM

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