• Anyone prescribed Neurontin for neoropathy or back pain? What is your experience/side effects of this drug?

    Asked by susanz on Sunday, December 25, 2011

    Anyone prescribed Neurontin for neoropathy or back pain? What is your experience/side effects of this drug?

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    • danellsar's Avatar
      danellsar

      My husband has taken it for about 3 mos now. It's helped a lot. Side effects were drowsiness at first, but that faded after a week or so. Other than that, it just takes a while to work.
      Ellen

      over 5 years ago
    • Bashiemn's Avatar
      Bashiemn

      I have been taking Neurontin for a couple of years now for low grade migraines. I take it on a daily basis. I have never had any side effects from it. I do have a little numbness in my toes from the Chemo, but it's minor and it doesn't stick around - maybe that is because I'm already on the Neurontin.

      over 5 years ago
    • Sofi's Avatar
      Sofi

      I've been on Neurontin for years--started using it because I have nerve damage in my left arm (pre cancer). I continue to take it as I think it helps with my neuropathy. When I first started taking it, 100 mg would wipe me out; now I can take 200 mg at a time without getting tired. I think you need to develop a tolerance.

      about 5 years ago
    • budgiegirl52's Avatar
      budgiegirl52

      I was on Neurontin for phantom senstions in my stump. I am a right below-the-knee amputee. The drowsiness is an issue and occured the entire time I was on it. I was able to finally discontinue it tho. It did work like a charm tho for me!

      about 5 years ago
    • GymVamp182's Avatar
      GymVamp182

      I have taken it for many years now and it has been a huge help and a wonder drug for me, It does make me drowsy but it gets easier over time

      over 4 years ago

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