Last week I was prescribed 300 mg Neurontin x 3 time a day -- I haven't even hit full dosage yet and today I feel incredible. Today is the first day I've had in 7 months with little to zero pain. The feeling of actual relief is overwhelming. Since my initial disc herniation, my pain has usually fluctuated from highly uncomfortable to intense to finally, sometimes, totally unbearable. The one constant however that the pain was always present, 24 hours a day.
Its hard to describe how GOOD it feels to just feel normal. Its like I'm floating in peaceful, blissful tank of..normality. The shift from pain to non-pain could not be described as anything other than euphoric.
I slept the entire night last night without waking up a single time. No tossing and turning. No waking up with the feeling that my arm/neck/shoulder blade were being crushed in a vice or stabbed by a knife. Just restful, dreamless sleep.
All I have to say is WOW.
If any of you are suffering intense nerve/referred pain from herniated discs in your neck/spine this medication is absolutely worth asking your doctor about. Using this, I see a possible way to postpone surgery for as long as possible and maybe, possibly get my life back.