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    Sorry to appear when things are going bad again, but I am quite worried about Mr Bubble, who is now 12.

    He has been having problems with his balance for a few months, and has been treated for ec because his blood test showed high levels of the parasite. He is also on metacam and Tramadol for eye ulcers, and emeprid to help his poos. He is blind from cataracts and his limited hearing. The vet prescribed gabapentin 0.1ml twice a day about a week ago to try to help his mobility.

    These past few days, Bubble has been much worse. He had an increase of the gabapentin yesterday to 0.15 ml twice a day and today is having a lot of problem with his rear end. At times he is circling with his back end on the ground, at other times he just can't get up. Does anyone know if it could be the gabapentin? I don't know how much it is fair to put him through, at his age and being blind. My heart breaks seeing him like this.

    I will contact the vet tomorrow but just wondered if anyone knew if the gabapentin could cause this?
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    I've not known gabapentin to have this effect, but I'm limited experience with its use in rabbits.

    I think having a conversation with your vet is best at this point to discuss QOL and if anything else may be done to help.

    Lots of vibes being sent to yourself and of course Bubble x

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedug View Post
    Sorry to appear when things are going bad again, but I am quite worried about Mr Bubble, who is now 12.

    He has been having problems with his balance for a few months, and has been treated for ec because his blood test showed high levels of the parasite. He is also on metacam and Tramadol for eye ulcers, and emeprid to help his poos. He is blind from cataracts and his limited hearing. The vet prescribed gabapentin 0.1ml twice a day about a week ago to try to help his mobility.

    These past few days, Bubble has been much worse. He had an increase of the gabapentin yesterday to 0.15 ml twice a day and today is having a lot of problem with his rear end. At times he is circling with his back end on the ground, at other times he just can't get up. Does anyone know if it could be the gabapentin? I don't know how much it is fair to put him through, at his age and being blind. My heart breaks seeing him like this.

    I will contact the vet tomorrow but just wondered if anyone knew if the gabapentin could cause this?
    I am sorry that this will be a brief reply, I did not want to fail to pass on this info, scroll down to page 4 on this link

    http://www.medirabbit.com/Safe_medic...nt_effects.pdf

    I would contact your Vet ASAP to discuss the situtaion

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    I had been planning on retrying gabapentin with Mimz and Fiver but they worsened and passed before I could.
    It seemed to help them before we left Alaska, but they hated it so we stopped using it. It wasn't a drug we could travel with either since it needed refrigeration.

    The symptoms you're describing remind me of how Mimzy was about a month ago. I would think it wasn't the medication. I agree with dp, it might be a good idea to speak with your vet.
    My most fond wishes for you and dear Mr. Bubble. xxxxxxx

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    Thinking of you and Mr Bubble and sending hugs and vibes xx

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    Thank you all for the replies. Just waiting on a vet to phone me back. Unfortunately Bubbles' usual vet isn't in today so it will be someone else phoning.

    MimzMum, I'm so sorry you lost your precious Fiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedug View Post
    Thank you all for the replies. Just waiting on a vet to phone me back. Unfortunately Bubbles' usual vet isn't in today so it will be someone else phoning.

    MimzMum, I'm so sorry you lost your precious Fiver
    Thank you, weedug. We miss him and Mimzy terribly.
    I really hope your vet can help. I read over Jane's link and it has me thinking back to how my two dealt with gabapentin and I'm going to withdraw my opinion. For all I know it may have caused their recent difficulties.

    I do believe nerve agents in general should be used with cautions, and sometimes vets do not stress enough how high the risks are. I sympathize that your regular vet is not in today, but hope you will get the help you need for Bubble. (((((((((hugs and vibes))))))))))) xxxxxxx

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    The vet still hasn't been in touch. I stopped the gabapentin last night, not knowing that it shouldn't have been stopped suddenly. Bubble has been a better today. He has a problem with his rear end anyway, but last night he was really bad. His normal vet will be in tomorrow so hopefully will be able to get a hold of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedug View Post
    The vet still hasn't been in touch. I stopped the gabapentin last night, not knowing that it shouldn't have been stopped suddenly. Bubble has been a better today. He has a problem with his rear end anyway, but last night he was really bad. His normal vet will be in tomorrow so hopefully will be able to get a hold of her.
    Sorry that the Vet did not get back to you. I am glad that Mr B is doing a bit better today and I hope his usual Vet can offer some useful advice tomorrow x
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