Sooo, back in late September I decided to quit Gabapentin (a drug I took for neuropathy pain) because it really wasn’t helping and it was causing some weight gain and fatigue. I stepped down off of it because it’s not a drug you can safely just stop.
At just about the time I completely stopped the drug I began to lose control of my blood sugar. It began to run higher for no apparent reason. At this same time I also had a three day weird symptom of extremely pale bowel movements which I know can be a symptom of liver issue. Tying this all together I know Gabapentin is known for liver related side effects…I just am not sure if coming off it can result in liver problems.
So here I am having struggled with unexplained very high (200’s - 300’s) BGs that I have to take tons of insulin to bring down only to have them spike right away again for no reason ever since I quit the Gabapentin.
I don’t have any lab work scheduled until mid December and I don’t see my endo until later in December so I haven’t talked to her about my problems, yet.
My question is could quitting the Gabapentin have damaged my liver? If so, could this explain my stubborn high BG’s?