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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 11/7/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
does any one know any thing about this drug  Neurontin
and Gabapentin My neighbor was just partially diagnosed and this is what they gave her.
Lee Ann

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 726
   Posted 11/7/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Lee Ann,
Neurontin is the brand name of gabapentin (generic).  Supposedly, the drug is similar to what is in Lyrica.  I've been on a low dose of Neurontin for aver 6 months, and I don't think it's doing much (for me, anyway).  But, my new doctor suggested that I may need a higher dose.
Just like every other drug, Neurontin affects everyone differently.  When I first started taking it, it made me a little bit sleepy, but when my mom had to take it (she had shingles about 5 years ago), it knocked her out.  Of course, this is the woman who gets high off of one Tylenol. smilewinkgrin
I hope something I said makes sense, LOL. wink
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix to try to quit smoking (started 08/20/08)
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 11/8/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not tried neurontin myself but my sister has been on it for years for diabetic neuropathy and had no side effects starting it or after all these years. It's the only thing that has allowed her to work with her hands and I don't think she would give it up for anything. But it's like all other meds it works for some without side effects and others can't handle it.
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   Posted 11/8/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on neurontin 600mg at night for a year after I was diagnosed with Restess Leg Syndrome which we now know was Fibromyalgia that had never been diagnosed. I take this along with Ambien CR and I finally get sleep without waking a thousand times a night. I do know it is also used with fibro patients to block pain. Take Care All!
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