Last Thursday my pcp prescribed my first trial of gabapentin. I followed the prescription dosage and took 300mg. 3 times per day. By Day 2, I was dizzy and disoriented and since the pcp had left for 2 weeks of holidays, called the pharmacist. His suggestion was that I keep taking it in the same dosage for a few more days to see whether the symptoms would go away. Instead of decreasing, they escalated coming to a point where I could barely navigate at all. I then called another pharmasist who was horrified at the dosage and told me to see a doctor within 24 hours.
I did see an on-call physician and her advice was that once I was feeling better(?)I should take one 300mg dose / day preferably at bedtime. I haven't taken any dose since Tuesday.
What is the typical starting dose of this drug?
Is there anyone out there who's had a similar experience with Neurontin/Gabbapentin?