Neurontin dosage neuropathy

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Avatar m tn Is there a database for Neurontin dosage? I will be ramping to 300mg of Neurontin per day but am wondering if that's too conservative. Given the 4 week time constant before the benefits are realized, I am wondering if I should ramp up higher, evaluate the effectiveness at that point and then reduce the dosage if necessary. With the long delay with these days, I'm worried that I'll be in a lot of pain for a while before the right dosage is found. Any advice is appreciated.
630344 tn?1280108583 It will do nothing for muscle pain, just like how NSAIDs (like Advil) will do nothing for nerve pain. Also, as my doctor described it to me, it can take awhile to hit the right dosage with neurontin. Too little and it won't help, too much and you can get into lots of side effects (drowsiness being a big one). Often it's best to start small and slowly up the dose.
Avatar f tn Looking for people's experiences with Neurontin 1) in general and 2) specifically if its helpful for withdrawal. The poll is for people's experiences using Neurontin during withdrawal - not necessarily FOR withdrawal but just if you used during. lso let me know if you feel like it, what it actually helped with. If you have other experiences with it, please comment on this post and let me know. I was prescribed it weeks ago for facial pain, but I havent filled it.
Avatar m tn I was prescribed Neurontin for what they are thinking are overactive nerves. I had an injury 2 years ago and am still in pain and they think it's from the nerves not having settled or still being irritated. The doc said this was the safest med he prescribes. I don't like medicine.
1762990 tn?1372421100 I have been dealing with worsening severe neuropathy for over 20 years. I've been taking a prescribed dosage of neurontin 600 mg. 4 times a day (2400 mgs.) I don't like it, makes me feel like a zombie. Should I slowly discontinue the neurontin and try the medical marijuana? Opinions welcome.
Avatar f tn Hi friends, Has anyone taken Neurontin? My pm gave me an RX last time I was in and I was a little apprehensive about taking it before my trip since I've had bad experiences in the past starting and switching meds. I did try it shortly before I left and had a really weird episode of complete loss of bladder control (thank God I was at home!!) It was VERY strange. I didn't even know anything had pants were just wet all of a sudden.
1490607 tn?1288383290 If anything it sounds as if you may need to increase the dosage of your neurontin and this is something to discuss with your doctor. It does not sound as if your doctor is being very sympathetic by saying you have too many symptoms...this is very unkind and not empathic. The doctor should be taking note and doing what is necessary to alleviate your symptoms and discomfort. I am wondering how long you have to wait for your MRI and are you under a neurologist?
Avatar n tn I dont know if the doctor would care to reply, but do you find that people tend to gain or lose weight with neurontin? Is the weight gain proprotional to the dosage? I have been taking neurontin for just over a year. Within a few months I had gained over 25lbs. My weight had been stable for years prior to that. I now feel better but am on a low dosage, run 3-4 miles 4-5 times a week but still cannot get back to my original weight. I have had very little other problems with the drug.
Avatar n tn I have periphal Neuropathy. I have a lot of pain, burning and tingling in my legs. I have been on Neurontin for several years.and lately have tried Lyrica. I seem to be getting immune to these drugs and cannot find any relief for my pain. Does anyone have any suggestions?
372680 tn?1228165210 I've been taking neurontin for "peripheral neuropathy" for a year now, but one of the side effects is "mild confusion" which basically makes me lose focus. I just saw my neurologist again and we're now trying Lyrica, typically prescribed for fibromyalgia. I've only been on it two days, with a much lower dosage (was taking 1200mg gabapentin/day versus 75mg Lyrica once at night!) and much much much better results (I only take one or two 300mg gapabentins a day).
Avatar n tn Then I remembered I had forgotten to take my Neurontin the night before. So, don't forget your dosage - you will not like what you will go through. Another point I want to make is that I was initially told by my Neurologist to take it at bedtime. Another Neurologist I saw recently said that taking it only at bedtime is like starting all over again every day. He said it should be taken throughout the day. I'm not too sure about this so it needs to be checked out.
Avatar n tn How many people on this site have been put on neurontin for pain issues, etc? I have done reading on the side effects, withdrawals from this drug and it is scary. I have a whole *hitload of this stuff and have not touched it. Why are we becoming the guinea pigs for many of these drugs that have been on the market for a short time? I just would like some feedback.
Avatar n tn Was sent to neurologist. His diagnosis - peripheral neuropathy. Started on neurontin 100 mg./day, now increased to 200 mg./day. Some mild, minor side effects but absolutely no pain relief. How can I be sure PN diagnosis is correct? How much neurontin will I have to take to relieve pain? Will I be taking neurontin for the rest of my life? What long term effects will there be from neurontin? Is there anything else I can or should take instead of the neurontin? Can anyone help?
Avatar n tn Her health has deteriorated so much from inactivity since she's had neuropathy with weight gain and depression that I'm very concerned and want some answers for her. Potassium and Magnesium somehow relate to leg pain and I'm wondering what dosage is recommended for diabetics to take and if it is dangerous to take too high a dose of either. She takes the 90 mg Potassium with Magnesium. CAN SHE TAKE A HIGHER DOSE TO SEE IF SHE GETS SOME RELIEF???
Avatar f tn I have peripheral neuropathy. I had bad reactions to Neurontin when I took the higher doses of it. So, the doctor prescribed it at 100 mg doses that can be taken up to four times a day for the peripheral neuropathy. A friend of mine warned me that Neurontin can be dangerous. And, if you're changing meds, you should not abruptly stop taking Neurontin. It needs to be tapered down and through directions from the prescribing doctor.
559187 tn?1330786456 My doctor is giving me an option to try Neurontin and I am wondering if it is worth the switch over from Lyrica. And who beeter to ask than my the members of our forum. I started taking Lyrica about 1 month ago and although it is helping with the pain, I have also noticed that I've gained 6 pounds since. I don't gain weight easily so this is a concern. The pamphlet they gave me said it is a side-effect of the drug.
Avatar n tn I would like to ask another question about peripheral neuropathy and SLE. I am on Neurontin 200 mg twice a day. My question is if the cause is an inflammatory response will Neurontin help? I still continue to take IV Solumedrol and this is helping the numbness and tingling I have. It is hard for me to tell if the Neurontin is helping or not or if it's the Soludmedrol. I am wondering should I ask my doctor about this. Also I have benign fasciculations that have been going on for years.
1278070 tn?1276228005 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???
Avatar m tn Hi every one. I've been a diabetic for almost 10 yrs now and have neuropathy as well as chronic back/ neck pain. I also have some pretty severe nerve damage in my legs from my back injury and had back surgery in 2007. Any way, I take lyrica twice a day 150 mg in am & 150 mg at night, and it has really helped alot with the pain. Im also on norco for my back / neck pain, but the lyrica has been a great help to me. However it is expensive if you don't have insurance.
Avatar n tn I found out what depression REALLY was, and I'll never forget it!! As far as the neurontin, it helped my neuropathy a little, but I was on a 3200mg a day dose and it made me very tired. I just finished my first week on Lyrica, and so far I don't have any big changes. I am experiencing leg cramps also, but not real bad. I don't have diabetes, but I think my neuropathy was caused from a compression injury to my spine. All I know is that neuropathy sucks!
390388 tn?1279639813 This relieves some of the pulling pressure. Lyrica or Neurontin may help. I take a little Neurontin now, but only when it gets severe. These medications tend to hamper cognitive ability and make it somewhat difficult to grasp certain things. While it does help with the neuropathy, it isn't without some side-effects. I've also taken Lyrica, which I prefer over Neurontin. Neither of them caused me to have depression or suicidal thoughts, but everyone is different.
Avatar f tn The one thing that has helped me keep my sanity is medication for the pain - as your boyfriend may tell you, ibuprofen/tylenol etc doesn't do a thing for this type of pain. Lyrica (heavily advertised on TV these days), or Neurontin (Gabapentin) may work to keep the neuropathy at bay. I'm still numb, but the pins-and-needles don't wake me up at night anymore, and I'm able to get through the day. Good luck to him and you!
543791 tn?1216385377 I recently had to come off of Neurontin due to side effects. It really did help control my pain so now I'm searching for another option. Can you give me some ideas? One of my doctors recently told me they are now using the popular weightloss HCG shots to treat chronic pain. Seems they accidentally found that chronic pain patients were reporting big improvements in their pain while on the weightloss treatment. So have any of you tried HCG and did it help?
Avatar f tn I have been on Percocet for 10 years and then was taking Ultram to not have withdrawal but after reading all the horror stories on here about Ultram, I tried the Neurontin. I have been on it for 3 days and no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. I am shocked. I heard it is not addictive either so I'm staying on it for a week or two and then stopping to see if the Perc are out of my system.
Avatar n tn I accepted my oncologist's recommendation of 6 sessions of chemo with a standard dose of taxol/carboplatin (three hours/1 hour). However, after the fourth chemo session, the very mild peripheral neuropathy that had thus far developed took a quantum leap forward.
Avatar f tn 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 the point that NOTHING works anymore, I have no sex drive, feel hopeless, I have no motivation, etc...
16785591 tn?1451600281 I actually slept about 5 hours without waking went back to sleep and slept another three. I took an ibuprofen pm along with the Neurontin. the next tonight I took just the Neurontin. the effect was not as good. so I added the ibuprofen pm. I only slept for two hours before waking up. I did not have the severe hurt that made me go down stairs to my exercise machine. but I did have dry mouth. I have been on it I think now for one week and I'm really feeling discouraged.
Avatar n tn He said my dosage of Neurontin will likely get higher before I get much relief. I hate taking pills and feeling high all day! It has only neeb a week, should I give it more time to heal before I really panic???
Avatar f tn the dopiness mentioned was more of a drugged out stupor for me and only occurred at dosage changes. Tingling in the fingers or toes lessens over time; occasionally have bad days. I do tend to have numbness in the tips of my fingers most of the time. These things I've gotten use to. What I've finally discovered from reading here, is the cause of the hair loss which was extreme over the last six months.