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Has anyone had any luck with pain reduction with neurontin. The Oxybutol patch has helped with frequency but not pain.
05-13-2004, 04:56 PM
I can tell you I tried neurontin and it helped my pain but made me very ill so unfortunately I could not take it. I have read other post and some people do good with it. Best wishes and hope you can find something that helps with your pain.
05-14-2004, 04:35 AM
I take Neurontin. 1800mg. a day, if I go any higher I get very ill. It has worked at keeping flares away, but it hasn't helped my pain tremendously.
05-14-2004, 01:39 PM
I love neurontin.....I have the odd permission to use it as needed and it helps my pain a lot.
05-14-2004, 01:53 PM
I just started taking Elavil. Is Neurontin similar or is one better than the other?
05-14-2004, 02:39 PM
For those of you who have been helped by Neurontin, at what dose do you feel has made a difference for you? Jess, you said 1800mg. That seems like so much to me. Are you well adjusted to the side effects? My doctor at a pain center told me that Neurontin will not work for pain unless you take at least 800mg a day. I have tried it for several months and just don't like what it does to my mind and memory.
05-15-2004, 04:13 PM
I started with pain dr. about 4 mos. ago and he started me at 300mg. 3x day on nuerton. Then the following week when I saw my nuerologist for another condition he said that would really cut back on migraines and other pain. Boy was he right! Then, pain dr. increased 400mg. 4x day. I was a zombie and slept all day, really out of it. So he lowered to 300mg. 4x day. I love it and wish I'd been prescribed earlier, much earlier. My migraines are down to once a month versus 3-4 days a weeek. To me it's a miracle. To anyone not on it, you may want to suggest to dr. and start low and build up. It's been a wonderful for me.
Please excuse my spelling, it's late and I can't figure out how to set up spell check!
Best to all, sweet dreams,
05-15-2004, 07:09 PM
Neurontin has helped me. I take 600mg 2 x a day,but my docs say if I need to increase it,they will work with me. It isn't really a pain reliever I don't think,but it sure does help some for me~
05-15-2004, 07:46 PM
I take neurontin 400mg 4 times daily. I built up to that dose slowly and have no bad side effects. I have found it to be extremely helpful for both by bladder pain and my migraines. I used to take a lower dose - 400mg 2 times daily. This dose did not have much effect on my bladder pain. The 1600mg daily that I am currently on has been very helpful along with my other meds.
05-16-2004, 05:11 PM
I've been taking neurontin since Thursday (5/13). I'm taking 100mg 3 x a day. I think it's helping me a lot with my bladder spasms. I've felt a lot better the last couple of days, but I still have pain - it's just less pain. I am hoping these side effects wear off after a while because I am spaced out.
05-17-2004, 02:55 AM
They will, it just takes a lot of time, that's why it's important to build up slowly. At first my pain dr. put me on 400mg. 4x day. WOW, talk about out of it! I had to call him. Anyway, this med. does make me sleepy, but it's worth it. I used to get migraines 1-2x wk., now maybe 1x a month, isn't that great? Plus it just helps w/ overall pain and I'm thrilled to be on it.
Hang in there, pls. let me know what happenns,
:kiss: :pray: ;)
05-17-2004, 12:46 PM
1800mg is a fantastic dose for me. It helps me so much with my Fibromyalgia. I am able to sleep at night, and I no longer have to nap during the day. This is really the dose that helps me the most, and I have no side effects. At first it made me drowsy, but that went away. I am free to take it and go on as the day progresses without having to nap! :) As for IC...eh. I know it helps others, but for me, it hasn't been helping much lately. How are you doing? Long time no talk to!
Hugs and love,
05-18-2004, 02:59 PM
My IC pain has given me a real problem these last several weeks, but yesterday and today I feel great. I can't explain why, but it is such a relief. I'll take a good day whenever I can get it! I was on Neurontin for over a year for back/nerve pain. It helped somewhat, but just couldn't handle the side effects. And it didn't help with my bladder, as I thought it might. So.... I've been down the long road of trying other meds.
Hope you are doing well,
05-31-2004, 03:11 PM
I took Neurontin for about 9 months for muscle pain from when my interstim failed and tightened up a muscle in my abdomen. It helped also with the muscle spasms and IC flares because my implant wasn't working right and had to be turned off. I took 900 mg a day. It took about 3 weeks for me to get used to it and a month to wean off of it. Don't stop it cold turkey. It has nasty side effects stopping abruptly like stroke.
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