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Neurontin Allergy In Children
Congestion, rash: Neurontin allergy, like other drug allergies, involves both systemic and local allergic reactivity. There is nasl congestion, sinus congestion, as well as signs of rash on the trunk, neck and limbs. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Is it possible to suddenly become allergic to medication I have been on daily for two years (100mg gabapentin) or is it something else cause allergy?
Unlikely: A 41 year old female on gabapentin for 2 years now having an allergic reaction. Unlikely to be due to the gabapentin now. If you had atopic dermatitis as a child, now a new skin rash could be a flare of atopic dermatitis or a new onset contact dermatitis to an exposure. Could also be an allergic reaction to something in the environment - insect bites, other irritants. ...Read more
I've been feeling sick for a week, started like allergies now coughing slot very worn out and sick just started gabapentin could it be that what is it?
Not sure: What do you mean by your question? At any rate you seem to have a viral illness, better see your doctor for proper management ...Read more
Been on gabapentin many yrs, seem 2have developed an allergy. Itching, hives, swelling n hyperventilating after taken, any alternative I can ask for plz?
Been taking gabapentin 100mg once daily for 2 yrs. Started having sudden allergy to it, itchy all over and random bumps on my calf. How do I wean off?
Homeopathic Rx: If you are reasonably healthy at all at 41 years of age, gabapentin 100mg twice daily is almost of no benefit therapeutically and virtually not affecting you systemically. You could stop the gabapentin immediately and most likely suffer no side effects. If that concerns you, take one capsule daily for 3 days then stop completely. If there is no improvement in your rash--likely another allergen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After DRESS syndrome felt due to a spinal orthopedic implant, the implant was removed but the patient developed body aches, electrical sensation.....?
Cobalt Chrome Allergy:
This is a difficult situation as removal of the implants does not mean that all of the cobalt has been removed. I am aware of two types of facet replacement and both utilize metal on metal technology that will result in metal and ionic debris that can still persist after the implants have been removed. Given the severity of your symptoms, small amounts of retained cobalt in scar tissue around the implants is likely the source of continued symptoms and there are no reliable methods to eradicate any remaining metal deposits.
The lateral thigh symptoms are consistent with compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerves and the most common cause is from positioning during lumbar surgery in the prone position. ...Read more
53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?
Not knowing from: Where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 51 more doctor answers
18 year-old female with past pseudotumor cerebri and shunt placement, but now has intractable daily headache, emotional lability, slow cognition.....?
For most people,: None or transient side effects. These could include clumsiness, changes in bowel habits, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue and even some weight gain. There are more serious potential side effects, including allergic reactions. But the take home message is to talk with your doctor about what is happening with you. After all, that's the only important thing! ...Read more
Possibly: "high" is so subjective that this is impossible to answer clearly. Some people feel sedated, cloudy, or "doped up" on gabapentin, ; they might call this "high." but the same is true of over-the-counter cold tablets. Research on altered states suggests that expectations ; the setting play a big role in whether a drug user feels "high." using Neurontin to get high is not a good idea. ...Read more
Nothing: The two do not interact, safe to take both at the same time ...Read more
Yes: It's an especially useful pain medication because unlike opiate pain medications, one does not develop physical dependence on gabapentin. This means it can be taken for long periods without developing tolerance and needing higher doses. It is safe with reversible side effects. And it is especially effective with neuropathic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is not. It's one of the safest medications on the market and is often used to treat nerve pain, headaches, seizures and other conditions. Rarely, it can be associated with depression and occasionally it causes forgetfulness, weight gain or leg swelling, but the overwhelming majority of people who take it tolerate it fairly well and it does not interact with any other medication. ...Read more