So I have been on Neurontin for 8 weeks. The first week was BAD. But it slowly got better. The problem was that as the side effects (nausea, dizziness, vertigo) went away so did the effectiveness. The pain was gone when the side effects were at their worst and then when I felt like I wasn't on the Tilt-A-Whirl I had pain. So I asked my rheumy to up the dose (at this point I was stupid enough to think that once the side effects were gone they were gone). So she upped the dose and again- same as above, only I haven't gotten past the side effects. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any opinions on what to do? I am desperate, because I usually build up a tolerance fast to any med (except the Vicodin that I am on for pain- it has actually never let me down even once over the past 4 months. Probably because I follow the dosage to the tee and never use it sooner or more or take advatnage of it. It is my Holy Grail and I am very happy to have it around responsibly) and I don't want this to happen every time or at least I would love to have some kind of arsenal to keep myself on the living list instead of the living dead which is how I sometimes feel. Any opinions? I could use em!!!
Dx'd with Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure, TMJ & Migraines
Meds & Supplements are Vicodin (as needed), Neurontin (300mgs 2/day), Cymbalta (60/day), Atenelol (50 mg/day) Biotin (5,000mcgs/day) & Yasmin (continuously). Oh and a LOVELY retainer for the TMJ!