Neurontin for arthritis

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And if it doesn't work after the prescribed amount of time, go back to your doctor or get another opinion. Neurontin (or any med) may be excellent for someone else with your pain but may not work on you. Our bodies and brains are EXTREMELY different and it isn't wise to take non-MD suggestions.
yes, Neurontin is for seizures, pain, anti-anxiety. It gives some tiredness but is a very usefull drug to control seizures. I am going back on it to control my seizures. The Klonopin is not enough.
He prescribed Lyrica, which my insurance declined to pay for so I tried Neurontin for a month. It helped a lot at first, but was less effective as time went on. It also made me short-tempered, almost downright mean. Today is my first day on the Lyrica. I've read that it causes a lot of weight gain, which I'm less than thrilled about, but if it stops the pain it will be worth it.
I was just given a script for Neurontin (Gabapentin) from my neurologist. Need to know side effects. Also, how tolerated is this for a persons stomach or digestive track?
From what you have described, the symptoms are most likely arthritic in nature and the migratory pattern of these arthritides is really a diagnostic challenge. This is commonly due to rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis due to infections, or connective tissue diseases. Infections that can induce these forms of arthritis would include rheumatic fever and an uncommon form of urinary tract infection.
Again so sorry for length. Does anyone have any suggestions for any substancial relief? May God truly Bless YOU.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is actually the body attacking certain joints/ligaments. Usually this Arthritis occurs in many areas of the body. Osteo Arthritis tends to effect 1 area of the body.. but the pain of either can be excruciating. There are many treatments available for each type. Your doctor may suggest a drug such as Neurontin, which can significantly reduce nerve pain. I wish you much luck!! People don't realize how debilitating this pain can truly be. Thanks! Hope this helps!
The goal of treatment for spinal arthritis is to maximize range of motion of the spine. Physical therapy using postural and stretching exercises and the application of moist heat to the back are two common forms of treatment. Many patients benefit from NSAIDs, but this may be a risky option for IBD patients. Treating the IBD usually has no effect on this type of arthritis.
Hello, I have been taking 600mg of Neurontin (gabapentin) for neuropathy 3x a day for a week, I am working my way up to 900 mg 3x a day. Does anyone know how long it will take before it is working and I can tell a difference???
Thank you Grace for your response. I actually decided, after my last post, to get a second opinion. He actually had me stop all anti-viral medication yesterday and said, like you said above, that my symptoms did not seem like herpes. After a thorough exam, he diagnosed me with vulvodynia. He then put me on neurontin. I feel a lot better, mentally and emotionally, already. Thanks again!
Thank you for visiting the family practice forum. I have a couple of thoughts here. Firstly, I would agree that it appears as if you have some type of inflammatory condition such as Rheumatoid arthritis or Osteoarthritis. I don't think it sounds like a Neurologic problem. It really sounds like you have some type of muscle/joint inflammation. I would tend to think that this is a Rheumatologic problem.
But I have read that arthritis can cause this too. My ortho wrote to my GP this lady has grade IV arthritis in the left knee complicated by her MS. So if they don't know how do I work it out? I think what I am trying to say is I only had a small arthritic problem before teh relapse, yet one year later I still have problems walking - so when and how do I decide which is arthritis and which is the leftovers from teh realpse that could be with me permanently.
I have read that Neurontin is an effective medication for older cats with arthritis accompanied by pain. If so, what would the dosage size be for a 13 lb. cat?
I've been on Celexa, Neurontin, and Meloxicam for some time due to chronic pain, depression arthritis, and neuropathy. I've been reading a lot about DLPA and it says NOT to take it with SSRI's. Does anyone know whether I should stop taking the Celexa before I ever start taking Ithis supplement? I'm very anxious to give this supplement a try! My depression has gotten severe...to the point that NOTHING works anymore, I have no sex drive, feel hopeless, I have no motivation, etc...
I've used acupuncture and Chinese herbs for arthritis - 3 treatments and 2 weeks of herbs worked wonders! I'm still pain free in that joint. And that's after a cortisone shot that gave me relief for only 6 months. As far as neuropathic pain goes, yes, I take Baclofen, but I also see my Acupunturist weekly to keep the Qi flowing from head to toe. I find it relieves my pain, to a mild extent, but I also feel more energetic, and the fatigue doesn't hit me so hard for a few days.
My neurologist prescribed Neurontin 600 mg/day (Gabapentin) ) and I'm totally panicked about gaining a lot of weight or being dizzy and not able to work or drive. Please share your experiences with this medication. I had really bad experiences with other medications and I don't want to start with it without knowing what could cause. I'm feeling numbness on my left thigh for the last 3 days and today I could hardly walk due to pain in all my leg.
I'm currently taking Gabapentin (Neurontin) for whole body parathesia. I've been on these meds for months continually having the dosage increased. I also have a high RA Factor and inflammatory arthritis that came out 2 years ago. I noticed that my white cell blood counts were going south and finally went low a couple months ago. What are the odds of the Gabapentin being the cause of this?
It is important to keep in mind that arthritic cause of hip pain and leg pain should always be considered, though burning pains are not a typical symptom of arthritis. The treatment in general for neuropathic pain includes physical therapy and medications such as gabapentin (neurontin) and pregabalin (lyrica) as well as other medications used for other indications (such as epilepsy and depression) that also work for pain. Anti-inflammatories are used as well.
Both contain synthetic compounds similar to natural cannabinoids and found to be effective for MS pain. In the US I believe Cesamet is approved by the FDA for chemo induced nausea but not for MS pain, so it may not be easy to get access to it. And as far as I know, Sativex isn't approved in the US. In US states where it is legal, natural may be the easiest to get, and perhaps is preferable to the pharmaceuticals.
My insurance company won't pay for a CPAP because I haven't met the deductible, so I have found a compromise for now - a Breathe-Right strip. My sleep specialist says that fibro is caused by sleep apnea, but I have trouble buying that. If it were that simple, then everyone would be on CPAPs. My point is get the best sleep possible. I can't stress that enough. I found out that I can't sleep on an inner-spring mattress. After 5 minutes on one of those things, I'm in excruciating pain.
I have read that that dose needs to be 3 times a day! So I hope it will be more effective for you than it is for me. I really just wanted to reach out, to tell you that you are not alone. I am currently tapering as I write this. I am tapering from 40 mg Opana 3 times a day. I was able to do 25 mg Opana 3 times a day yesterday. Today hasn't been as great for me. But, I am finding the key is patience with yourself, when your body won't do what you want it to do.
I had the burning you describe for years until I suggested Neurontin to my doctor. It acts like Lyrica which my insurance didn't cover. Neurontin numbs the pain at the 'nerve endings' thus cooling me down. I also tolerate hot weather better now, too. I take 600mg twice a day.
I was given very large doses of Norco/Vicodin before and my physician took me off because you are basically overdosing on Tylenol. Not good for your liver. I am on Neurontin/Gabapentin and that seems to help me a lot, have you considered these medications? They help a lot more with this kind of pain. I am also on morphine and a variety of other meds (spinal cord injury) and those don't help for that kind of pain.
Chezz..we all are lookin for ya! Thoughts, prayers are for you all the way...Hope you are getting some relief hon.
As many if you know I am tapering off of high dose fentanyl patches (and eventually oxycodone) prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease over the past 20 years. I take the medication as prescribed but I now believe I am being prescribed too much. My psychiatrist suggested going on methadone to help the taper from fentanyl. He said that since it has a longer half-life it is easier to taper from and that the methadone taper will create less withdrawals.
I would like to know if the pain will worsen, would it make my muscals seize up? I have had this disability for 10 yrs and its getting worse, the chronic pain is sometimes so unbareable I can't get out of bed until i take 2 T3's as perscribed. im so troubled by this , also scared, can someone give me any idea's how to releave so of this pain?
I hear that prison is alot better than county jail. I was in county for a couple of days when I was arrested and they didn't allow my scripts for percocet or trazodone. So, I was hoping to see if I could find anything that would fly under the radar. How about: tramadol, ultram, ultracet, tramaden, lyrica, neurontin, carisprodol, ecotrin, clonodine, or tussion ex? If you don't know, maybe someone else does?
neurontin, trileptal, and elavil which all have a better side effect profile. 2.I'm always reluctant to prescribe narcotics for chronic pain syndromes due to the addictive potential. It's better to max out on the non-addictive meds such as the ones mentioned above. However, if your mother is simply using it as a bridge until the medication to be used longterm kicks in, then this may be ok.
Hey guys. I'm starting to see a new PM doctor for the first time in 2 days. I'm excited, and nervous at the same time. Long story short, I have at least 2 herniated disks, and DDD, and 2 or 3 bulging disks in the lumbar area. I've had every Dr, physical therapy, epidurals, etc. After all of this, and 4 years later, I'm in more pain than ever and having sciatica too. Can't sit/ stand for more than a few minutes. Finally I'm seeing a PM doctor and wondering what he will do to help.
Have you had a bariatric surgical procedure and the weight is starting to come back after all you've gone through? It does happen, and the ill effects on the health that come with being overweight or obese are just as likely to return with it. With a StomaphyX incisionless procedure, a correction can be made to your gastrointestinal tract with even shorter recovery than laparoscopic surgery. Dr.
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