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Erica1836
09-27-2010, 04:44 PM
Hi Everyone! My doctor told me today that he wanted to try neurotin for my ic. He hopes it will help with the bladder spasms I've been having. Just wondering if anyone has tried this and what they thought of it. Thanks!!
Erica

Snowden1
09-27-2010, 07:33 PM
Hi, I am on 2400 mg now and had to build up to this point. I have not noticed a difference in my pain levels yet. I am wondering if the Dr. will up my dose more or try to prescribe something else.

needsrelief
09-28-2010, 04:19 AM
It works for my nocturia only I take 1200mg. IC patients generally are prescribed 300-2400mg a night depending on thiere symptoms. most people find the most relief of at least 1800mg. your doctor will probaly slowly increase your dosages. when I take it at night I get up to use the bathroom 0-2 times a night. without it im up5-7 times a night or more.

mary124
09-28-2010, 11:53 AM
I just started taking it for IC in the last few minutes. Noticed a big difference right away. For the most part, I sleep thru the night (every once in a while I get up but am able to go right back to sleep. I am taking 1500 mg at night.

Erica1836
09-28-2010, 02:28 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm starting it tonight...a little nervous bc of the side effects listed. I'm taking 300 mg 3x a day. Im worried it will make me drowsy during the day. Does anyone else take it during the day or just at night?

Snowden1
09-28-2010, 06:07 PM
Erica,
I take it 3 times a day. I take 800 mg each time. I was tired when I first started it, but my body just kept adapting and now I am much better.

needsrelief
09-29-2010, 03:51 AM
I have taken it before during day (which did nothing for me) I take it at nite to help me sleep. The drowsiness will go away in time

Erica1836
09-29-2010, 04:02 AM
thanks! i'm always just so nervous to start new medications....but hopefully this one starts to give me some relief. Its so nice to be able to talk to other people who have IC and have actually been on these medications.