I take neurotin for the nerve pain.
I understand that some medication no longer work after a period of time, is this also true with neurotin?
The nerve pain has increased but I really don't want to share the details.
Haven't done anything to cause an increase in the pain so I am wondering if it is the meds not working.
Usually, people who take neurontin work up to 1800 mg total per day before a good pain relief is felt. I was told I could go as high as 3600 mg if needed. It's one of the meds you take the lowest dose possible that gives you relief. Everyone is different.
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Thanks chrischris, I can't take that high of a dose because of the side effects.
I can not afford the cost of Lyrica so I have stayed with neurotin.
Wc isn't paying for meds other then Loratab because we are still waiting for the judge to make a decision, been 15 months now.
Freebird the nerve pain meds is for the back and we still wait (15 month) for a decision from the judge to add the back to the claim.
So I pay for the medication.
Hi Bummer... Neurotin or gabapentin is a drug that must be gently increased. Its absorbtion rates are different for different people and can also be influenced by other drugs. Depending on your dosage, as said above, it may be time for a gentle increase. I had a doctor who put me on it for neuropathy due to the MS, and started me out at 600 mg three times a day... that caused me to be drugged and no it. I could barely walk with it...so I only took it for a few days and decided it wasn't a drug that I wanted on my list... so I walk with my knives pushing into my feet. My positive side to that is at least when I take a step I know where they are....lol... Del is also taking it and it was increased over a period of about 8 months... he is now taking 3200 mg daily and he says it is better than taking a Vicodin for his pain.
also Still, there is Miraprex... for RLS...that is what I take. I take the max dose right now.. so may have to come off of it. Also know that anytime your iron is low from blood loss or other reasons, your RLS concerns will rise to the point that medications will not help. They check my iron levels every 3 months for that very reason. I experience RLS in my shoulders, hands, and abdomin area which is very rare, but not with people who have both RLS and MS... so Miraprex is very good also..however it is a drug that is usually used for other health issues and its side effect is it impact on RLS...good luck bummer...
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