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1855076 tn?1337118903 It doesn't show up on most drug screens and I guess that people do get 'high' off of it. I was prescribed it for nerve pain as well, and I also had a bad reaction to it. I had the same locked in feeling along with a lot of shakiness and almost agitation I stopped taking it after a week because I couldn't handle the awful feeling.. I think that it affects people in very different ways due to the action it takes on the brain.
Avatar f tn I took it for awhile and remember I had to get up to 3 pills 3 times a day. It took me about 2 months to get to that level and while I felt "goofy" I didn't have the extreme reaction you did. Unfortunately, you have to be at a certain level (I think 600 mg) before it has any beneficial impact. I wish you the best. It would be nice for you to have something that helps besides Vicodin.
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 f tn Now, if I can beat this cold so I can get to the gym and start exercising maybe I can get the endorphins working and get rid of the pain I seem to be stuck with. If my nose will just settle, I do have back exercises I can do, but since most of those involve lying on my back I'm having a bit of a problem with doing them. I swear the other stuff is nerve type pain and I have no idea where that came from.
630344 tn?1280108583 I have been on this medication since July 5th, and have been increased a couple of times and I am up to 1200mg daily. Was hoping that this could help and if I could get any feedback. I know I haven't been on this drug long enough to feel the full effects, but still want hope!
Avatar f tn Please be careful with using Neurontin... my husband who is addicted to opiates has become addicted to the Neurontin as well. It may sound silly, and I don't have a ton of knowledge on drugs and such, but you can find and read countless forums with people talking about how they abuse the drug, and the horrible withdrawals they go through when running out of it. My husband used it to lighten his opiate withdrawals, to enhance his mood and counteract anxiety and he became very dependent on it.
337492 tn?1212462436 Ok peoples... has anyone had success for BP on Neurontin? I am going to give it a try starting tomorrow. My Psychiatrist agreed that it may help me. I get migraines too, so a nice side benefit. I am starting with 300mg a night. Has anyone taken it and can give feedback? Thanks!
9704730 tn?1405744884 Hello I have a question about neurontin. I recently stopped taking tramadol after 13 years. I had a very difficult time doing so. I stopped Dec 6. My doctor put me on neurontin but I think I am now having withdrawal symptoms from neurontin. I have been taking about 900 mg a day since September. It gives me a lot of side effects such as drowsiness and the inability to think quickly. I wanted to know if it is possible that I am still in withdrawal from the tramadol or if it's the neurontin.
1207048 tn?1282177904 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.
Avatar f tn The basic question is - How long should it take to feel relief from taking Neurontin? I have been taking 3000Mg a day for about 3 weeks now and still haven't noticed any difference. A little background. I have been doctoring since April 1st for pins & needles/numbness/tightening/pain/tingling in both hands. Also, my arms and chest feel as if I have an extremely tight shirt on. The MRI revealed a spinal cord lesion at C3.
Avatar f tn Do you feel that this is related to stopping Neurontin ??? Also, are Neurontin and Lyrica the same drug? I have been hearing this, but have not found anything to support this in my google search. Do you have any opinions about the use of Neurontin for opiate withdrawal? Nauty..........
Avatar f tn 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.....
Avatar f tn I have been trying to find another doctor but since they don't believe the neurontin could cause this side effect I get no help and they don't listen any better than the doctor I'm stuck with at the moment. It is so frustrating. I know I shouldn't cold turkey this, but it is going to do me in if I keep taking it. One way or the other I am in trouble.
2097395 tn?1333265790 but i am taking 5 pills at a time 3 times a day. i tried to go without but i get insomnia,panic feeling,pain level is heightened. i called the pharmacy, didn't tell him who i was just that i had some questions, he said that its not addicting. then why am i feeling this way. my tolerance is increasing what do i do,how do i get off this evil drug.
620877 tn?1282767697 For those of you who take Gabapentin (Neurontin): Just curious what side effects you have experienced (and at what dosage), and how long they lasted? I just started this last weekend, 300mg once a day at bedtime. I am having a really hard time waking up in the morning and for the first half of the day I feel a little "loopy" or my head feels "swimmy"....if that makes any sense.....
Avatar m tn I have a bottle of neurontin and trying to get off tramodal. If I was to try the neurontin to ease the withdrawls from the tram, how many should I take? The doc gave me neurontin for nerve pain in my hand but I don't think it works. I want off the tramadol and I know I'm gonna feel withdrawls but if I can curb some of the pain that would be great. But still I'm repeating the cycle. Replacing one drug with another. I want to go ct, but I'm so scared.
Avatar n tn If I need to take more and more of this stuff and can't sleep ...isn't that addiction? How do I get off this stuff and get back to sleeping normally? I tried weaning myself off but I can't sleep AT ALL no matter how exhausted I feel.
1831849 tn?1383231992 I have been on gabapentin for 2 months, It helps somewhat with pain, it helped me to sleep very sound, until this week, I can't seem to get to sleep and awake alot during the night.
382218 tn?1341185087 But I wondered given the short half-life of this med, if taking the same overall daily dose but more frequently would make any difference? Has anyone experimented with this? Any advice on how to proceed? I will get my GP's opinion, but won't be seeing her till month end.
Avatar n tn Honestly; I don't know how you get out of bed on that high of a dose of neurotin. Yikes! I myself am a fan of Topamax...way less side effects. You do lose weight on it but be careful because instead of making you sleepy it makes you "dingy" forgetting to eat dingy. I have a daily planner and I follow it closely so I do fine :) As for your hair...I'm sorry but you're gonna have to cut it shorter to get your curls back. I'm pretty darn sure that it is the meds.
Avatar f tn I've been cautioned by several of my doctors and my brother in law who is a retired pharmacist, not to get my intake of it too high but to augment it with another medication to synergize the same effect. Perhaps your doctor feels at night is where you need it the most and is being conservative. Might make a note to discuss his rationale if it still bothers you. It's probably something that none of us have thought of! Hope this helps some.
Avatar m tn It hasn't been effective so I am planning to switch to Neurontin. What is the average dose of Neurontin for pain management? More specifically, with a chronic pain level between 5-7. 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.
605458 tn?1265086851 for nerve pain makes me feel high and hypomanic and fuzzy brained in a pleasant way
Avatar f tn First off, I don't take Neurontin, but I know people who do; and it makes them high. Can you get addicted to Neurontin?
576796 tn?1217579856 Hi, yes, both drugs are associated with dizziness, need is to adjust the doses and please get your blood pressure checked too. Please consult your doctor for the same. Also, some patients develop tolerance to dizziness but if the symptoms are affecting your daily routine, need is to consult doctor. The incidence of dizziness is quite high with both gabapenti as well as buspirone.Other option is to replace buspirone with other drug from the same group.
684676 tn?1503190263 I take Gabapentin (generic) for nerve pain. It does NOT get me "high" although the first time I ever took it I felt very wasn't a pleasant feeling, and it went away after that first dose. It helps me tremendously with my condition, however stopping it suddenly can increase risk of seizure. Although not common, it is wise to taper down from it. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I also wanted to know more so I did some research on the net (just put neurontin in any search engine you'll get lots of hits). It appears to work for pain by increasing your pain threshold. I don't recall any "bad" side effects listed. Also, Neurontin goes by the chemical name gaba pectin.
874521 tn?1424120397 next week to get my doc to increase the prescription. What do you get for side effects with the high dose you are taking? Have your tried CYMBALTA? thats another medication that I've been told is good for nerve pain and I wonder if others find it more effective and what abt those side effects? Have you read the book CLIMBING HIGHER by MONTEL WILLIAMS? I have read it because I saw him on tv, he has MS and the leg pain he described was similiar to my own.
1415174 tn?1453246703 I am tapering off of Neurontin for that reason and would like your opinion as to how to get off of it will less side effects. I am at 500mg now per day. I am now trying 100mg per week as I get ill feeling, insomnia and anxiety. What do you all normally do?
1474625 tn?1371100679 Also, I was wondering if anyone knows if it helps with the restless legs you get from opiate withdrawal or otherwise. I just stopped taking tramadol yesterday, which I was taking to the point of abuse because it gave me a feeling different from other opiates that I loved and gave me energy. I took this for such a long time that I was up to around 12 pills a day.