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Taking neurontin before back surgery?

cjp1986ccjp1986 Posts: 42
edited 09/04/2012 - 6:20 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Has anyone heard of this? My spine surgeon has given me a prescription for Neurotin 300mg to take every night until 9/17, when i will have my 360 degree lumbar fusion. Let me know if you have taken this med.
thanks carol in atlanta


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,827
    edited 09/04/2012 - 6:32 AM
    Generally prior to surgery, the doctor will provide you with a list of medications that you can continue to take and those that you have to stop. For my last three surgeries (though they were joint replacements) I was taking neurontin right up to surgery and right after surgery.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I also took this before my first failed surgery. It was pretty effective at getting rid of nerve pain, but for me, the side-effect of losing the ability to talk fluently (and it appeared - intelligently!) was unbearable. It's not that I couldn't think normally, the words just would not get to my mouth. Not good with my job.
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