low platelets due to one of the meds we take!

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Ginny
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   Posted 7/9/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey gals,
 
I've been having low platelet counts for about 6 months now.  Very low, dangerous almost.  Doctors couldn't figure out why.  Turns out it was being caused by Neurontin (Gabapentin) that I take for my Fibro pain.  1/1000 people will get low thrombocytopenia when taking it.  I guess I'm the 1!  Just wanted to bring this up in case anyone else was experiencing this with no clues as to why. 
 
Stopped taking it last weekend, and in 4 days my count doubled.  So that was it! 
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35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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