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Hello, I'm under a neurologist, I've been on Lyrica, and now on 6 month course of Neurontin. I live in France and finding it hard to get my neuro to tell me what he thinks the problem is, and why the course of Neurontin is for 6 months. My itching, spasm/cramps, pain is better, but I still have "flare ups" and my fatigue is just really bad. Do you think this could be MS? I think I could 'fight' this better if I had some idea of these bizzare symptoms. Thank you for reading.
Hi does anyone know of this or take it in the treatment of MS and what does it do, my neuro has put me on neurontin
Dear Ms. Williams, Neurontin is an anticonvulsant, and it is not normally prescribed as a front-line treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It may be that your son has been diagnosed with a condition alongside the ADHD. Have you discussed this with the prescribing physician?
) I noticed on our town's police department FB page that they had a list of drugs that are being abused and some arrests have been made and Neurontin has been included. Just never really see much about it and heard that it really is great for some people for nerve pain. (I believe it was originally an anti-seizure medication.
I am still testing to figure out the cause of the lesion - tumor/MS/transverse myelitis/something else. A doctor prescribed Neurontin starting at 300MG/day and then increasing up to a possible 3600Mg/day.
The problem many people have with Neurontin and meds like it is they start at two high a dose and increase too fast. That maximizes the sides effects and they stop it, when it might have worked wonders. Then it goes on their *bleep* list. Neurontin is not used for sleep unless the problem with sleep is with neuroapthic pain or paresthesias. We had a pain management doc visit us a while back and he wrote a couple Health Pages for us. You might be interested in both.
I'm sorry that you aren't getting any relief from your Neurontin. I personally don't take Neurontin but there are several on here that have taken it and I'm sure that they will be on to give you the information that they have. I hope that you will keep us updated as to how you are progressing. Again, I want to let you know how happy we are that you are a member.....
I have noticed weight gain, and here lately I'm having major tingling, pins and needles, burning, numbness, pain and the neurontin isn't touching it. The heat I think is the culprit. If anyone else has ideas for the numbness, please share!! :) Blessings and good luck!
I take 5 different medicines and only pay $135 a month for all of them. 60 MS Contin 30mg 60 MS Contin 15mg 240 a month of OxyIR 5mg 60 Flexeril 30 Ambien All generic... I do agree that it's good after checking with the Dr. to check out other ways to handle the same prescription...That's why I don't do 10mg Roxi because two 5mgs are less expensive.. I always suggest people call around to every Pharmacy and ask the cost of your medicine. Thanks for your post!
My friend was taking 500 mg a day of Neurontin. His stomach has been injured and he finds it very difficult to eat and digest his food. Does anyone else have this problem? He is thinking of suing the Neurontin maker. Do you have any information or input, please as to symptoms caused by taking Neurontin? Thank you.
She finally tried me on Baclofen, but I couldn't handle it. I am not on flexeril and neurontin and it has mad a difference. I absolutely cannot miss a dose but, my symptoms that she said the neurontin would take care of are still there and that is why I am wondering if I am on too low of a dose. My neuro and I seem to have communication issues. I'm debating on whether or not I should call her or my PCP or start looking going to another neuro or a MS specialist.
Amitriptylene and nortriptylene belong to the same class of antidepressants, the tricyclics. They have a somewhat different structure;but, similar side effects and toxicities. They are also sometimes effective in assisting with pain relief. Amitriptyline tends to be somewhat more sedating so may work better as a sleep adjunct.
Urinary problems of all sorts are common with MS. Retention is a serious issue, as urine can back up into the kidneys and cause all kinds of problems from there. Also, the longer urine is in the bladder, the greater the chance of infection. UTIs can be dangerous, as many here know from experience. I urge you to see a urologist, or if possible a urogynecologist, as soon as you can. There are tests that can tell a lot about the state of your urinary functioning.
Has any one heard of or experienced being on Cymbalta and/or Neurontin and where the side effects suddenly became MS like symptoms after being on them for a year?
I noticed almost an immediate reduction in pain and about a 50% reduction in fasics. My question is neurontin a long term solution to this problem? Are there long term side effects to this drug? Can neurontin mask possibly more serious problems such as MS? Are there any other avevues I should be looking down? My physical condition seems good. Strength is good but I seem more shakey during and after exersion. Thank you for your time!
Ok, I guess I'm looking for some input as to WHY this could happen, because it makes no sense at all to me, but as stands, it's happening! I have been on and off Neurontin for 2 years or so. I'm terrible at taking medications, and I hate to, so often I go off of it for months at a time. In August (while I was on Neurontin), I quite suddenly lost the ability to swallow solids. They would lodge in my throat for 24+ hours. Now my throat problems have been intermittent since.
Skarey I've never taken Neurontin and don't know anyone else who has, but perhaps back off on the dose till the apparent side effects go away, then try a small dose again instead of ramping up it up so fast. I'm very sensitive to drugs generally, so even on 'normal' doses I often get side effects. Also go online to a website you like and search for side effects for the drug and see what it says. There are several good websites out there. And of course call your MD and report the symptoms.
If your Neurologist was not a MS Specialist and he is leaning towards MS you might try a MS Specialist.
I have probably given too much info, but I guess I just need to know what you guys think, and should I go ahead and try to find a neurologist who specializes in MS? I really do not want this to be MS, but I have struggled for years with the symptoms I've described and sometimes felt like I was loosing my mind when I kept being told nothing was wrong with me. Just putting a name to my symptoms and knowing how to live with it would be a great improvement to what I am dealing with now.
One consideration would be to try a medication called elavil which is well known to help with nerve pain, and is also an antidepressant. Neurontin is also helpful with nerve pain. Talk to your doctor about treatment options and if depression is becoming significant, consider counseling. Good luck.
I've had MS for 25 years and for 20 of those years was fine. In the last year I have had two excerbations and have suffered declining neurologic function. My leg pain was getting worse and the tingling/numb feet were permanent. My neurologist recently prescribed Neurontin relatively low dose. I started 300/mg at bedtime for 7 days and then added 300/mg in the a.m. At first, the bedtime dose knocked me out but as the days wore on I did not react as badly. Then the daylight dose started.
I have been taking about 3200 mg as I have MS, horrible burning in feet and lower legs. I remember years ago taking the dose your on, and with time obviously had to constantly up the dose. At present I still have burning, some days better than others. when I have my period it's worse! Just last week I slipped another pill before bed, the pain was soo bad!
I am currently undergoing a weaning from Neurontin and Tegretol and I am still having trouble with my eyesight. I guess I am of no real help as they have not come up with any other reason for the vertical double vision although it occured while I was having other symptoms at the same time and they don't feel that it is a relapse of MS. I, myself would talk to my pharmacist at the very least and see what he thinks and if he thinks it best to speak to your doctor about it.
Is neurontin a narcotic? I have had propblems with addiction in the pst and I want to be careful. Also, I have to urinalysis test and am concerned about it showing up.
) hee hee. Anyone with MS taking this and has it helped? Hope you all are well!
The drugs used in Neurology aren't my specialty. Neurontin is an old drug and has been really useful for neuropathy, but the side effect profile is heavier than with other drugs. Recently I came across a discussion of the treatment of neuropathic pain and the author was more in favor of some of the newer drugs. I don't remember the specifics, but the one suggested was Lyrica (pregabalin). It is said to have a much better side effect profile.
The MS-Contin is a continual sustained action (works over so many hours), Methadone is similar, but the MSIR is immediate release for those times when pain is so terrific that you need help right now! I take neurontin, ms-contin and the msir for my paralysis and tumor pain. Your mother takes a mere 800 mgs per day. Any more, due to her side effects, would be the ultimate no no. This is why I mentioned the other meds. It could be that 800 mgs is too strong for your mothers system.
I have burning and tingling and sometimes all over knife-stabbing pain. My legs and arms are heavy. Anyway, my Rheumatologist put me on Neurontin.....how long will this take to start working? I am feeling nothing. I start taking 3 pills tonight at bedtime. I hope this works because I am sick of being in pain. Is anyone else in this boat?
You may need to start with a lower dose and take it more often. Typically neurontin should be taken 2x a day. You may be experiencing some withdrawals. This would make you have more symptoms as you are never getting your body used to the med. Talk to your doctor.
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