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SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:40 AM in Pain Medications
Just added neurontin (gabapentin) to my regime today (already on Opana, Norco and Soma). I knew neurontin made me a bit loopy but since I'm not working now I'm hoping I can get through that side effect and neurontin can help with any potential post op nerve pain.

Anyone have good experience with neurontin/gabapentin?
2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,837
    with Neurontin. I started at a low dosage (300mg) then worked up to about 2600mg a day and now I use 1200mg a day.
    It has done a lot to control my nerve pain. I never any slowdown/sluggishness/loopy using it. What I have and still notice is a degree of short term memory problems.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
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  • Hi SpineAZ,

    I have been taking Neurontin for a couple of months and it controls my nerve pain very well. I hope you find the same results!

    I first started taking Lyrica, but I developed a lot of swelling in my hands and fingers. My PM doctor switched me to Neurontin and I had no problems with the switch.
    When I first started the Lyrica, I did feel drowsy at first and I also had blurred vision. These side effects went away after a week. There have been a couple of occasions to where I have had to take two Neurontin at once and that dose does make me drowsy. (I have full permission to take two at once, from my PM doctor).

    I hope you find great relief with Neurontin. My son takes it for Trigeminal Neuralgia and it has worked wonders for him. He has a little bit of short-term memory loss, but that's pretty much it. (I already suffered short-term memory loss from my other meds, so adding one more to the pile was no biggy).

    Let us know how it is working for you.

    Take care,

    Tammy in AZ :)

    P.S. Hi Ron. Speaking of our short-term memory loss, I need to send you a PM and I will do that today. :H
  • I am neurontin 600 mgs. x3 and it helps more than the morpine 60 mg avinza which I think is a joke. I am going in for my second fusion operation within 13 months because of loose screws and spanning rods is this a common thing or did I have an incompetnat surgeon or a stroke of bad luck? Mark
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