I have swollen feet, ankles and legs on this medication and suffer several side effects but the one that is troubling me most is the bruising over my legs and ankles. Probably about 3 months ago for no reason I could see all this blood on the floor and could not understand where it was coming from then looked down at my legs and it seems like small vein there was like a thin thread of blood just oozing out of my leg. After raising my leg it stopped about 10 mins later but the bathroom was covered in blood. (mentioned to GP who said these things happen). about 6 weeks ago same thing happened again but it took longer for bleeding to stop. On Monday when I was at work it happened again (I work at home carer) and blood on clients floor, looked down my trousers leg was soaking with blood. Could not get it stopped so had to phone paramedics (it was stopped by time they got there). Felt quite woozy after it and about 10 mins of sitting on stool, fainted and had to be taken to hospital.
Anybody else out there suffer from this. I have been on gabapentin for about 4 years and lyrica on last 2 years. This is very worrying for me, feel quite drained each time it happens. Do stumble a lot and on Friday before this happened fell in café went down with quite a thud and fell on the leg that was bleeding.