Neurontin and incontinence

March 22, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I should probably be introducing myself, but this thread made me want to reply out of that normal order. I am new to the entire GBS world, in this case as a caregiver. I’ve been reading as much as I can, when I’m not tending to unending tasks, and this one stopped me.

I had issues with my feet about seven years ago (plantar fasciitis and Morten’s neuromas in both feet) and was prescribed Neurontin for nerve pain. Within days, I had wet the bed. I was astounded. This became an issue for me and I never dreamed it could have any relation whatsoever to the meds I was taking for my foot problems, until I read all the fine print in the package insert on Neurontin.

It’s been years now, so I can’t remember the wording, but if you’ll read the entire drug info sheet on that medication, you’ll find incontinence issues listed as a side effect. I quit taking it and, for me, that problem stopped!

My edit: I’m not at all suggesting this is the cause of all incontinence problems for those who are taking Neurontin, but it might be for some.