I take generic neurontin for neuropathy in my feet and legs [not associated with diabetes - mine is from my Crohn's disease]. The neurontin has really helped with the symptoms. I hope you doctor told you to gradually work up to the dosage. Mine wanted me at about
500-700 mg three times a day. But he said if I started out there I would likely have side effects that would make me want to stop the medication. So he had me start at 100 mg once a day for 3 days, then 100 mg twice a day for 3 days, then 100 mg three times a day, then 200 mg twice a day, etc. etc. I worked up to the dose that controls the symproms.
I hope that the medication relieves your symptoms. Make sure when you see your doctor that you make him/her test you for the likely causes of neuropathy. If those tests don't reveal a cause, ask for a referral to a neurologist that specializes in neuropathy. I wish I had demanded a neurology referral sooner than I did.
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