Jaden, I too take Neurontin, have been for nearly a year now. I took 600mg two times a day for along time but just started taking 600mg 3 times a day recently. Hopefully the sleepiness will pass after your body gets adjusted to them but my only problem that never went away was my thought process. When talking I have a very difficult time coming up with words I want to say or a persons name. I can see the word in my head or the persons face but for the life of me I can't get it out of my mouth. Sometimes I will lose my train of thought in the middle of a conversation and can't remember what we were talking about
. This is irritating but the neurontin helps so much with the muscle spasms in my cervical area that I will continue taking it. I guess all our meds have their downfalls.
I do tend to differ on whether muscle spasms can be caused from spine issues. When the spine is not working properly due to herniation, bulging disc, facet syndrom or other problems, this can cause the surrounding muscles to work harder to keep everything in place. I do have alot of issues with muscle spasms in my entire back from my ddd and arthritis of the spine. Maybe I'm wrong though.
Sounds like you & your doctor are on the right track. Good Luck!!!
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3