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Neurontin Dose ?

Jaws650JJaws650 Posts: 34
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Pain Medications
Hi All,

Was at my PM appt yesterday reviewing my last mri and was told that there really wasn't anything that could really be done surgically or otherwise. Then she upped my Neurontin dose from 300mg a day to 3600mg a day. Is anyone else having success with Neurontin at this kind of dosage for nerve pain? Just curious.

Thanks Jeff


  • Hi Jeff,
    Do you mean a hop up to 3 x 600, I hope so, as giving you 12 times your original dose seems rather a rather drastic "over kill" to me , building up the dosis slowly and seeing what works for you personally would seem more sensible. I say this because there are some unfortunate side effects to this drug. I am on 3 x 600 per day and as far as tackling the miserable nerve pain I have, it is a success. However my short term memory suffers and my ability to concentrate.It makes me sleepy too.

    There are some Chronic pain sufferers who are on higher doses and are having good pain relief from it, but others have had to weigh up the pain relief it gives, against the side effects interference in their lives. ( Those who need their memories and concentration intact so they can earn a living for example )
  • 3x600 here also.
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  • I take 3x600 a day too,i take them at night....
  • I certainly hope you were given a tirtration schedule to slowly increase as your body will allow.

    I would double check with your doc to make sure you are on the same page.

    I have great luck with Neurontin and have been on 1600mg 3 times a day for several years. It took me quite a while to build up to that dose.

  • Thanks for the replys,
    No I'm stepping up 300mg a week so 330mg last week 600mg this week 900 next week and so on but she wrote it down for me and the end result is 3600 a day.

    Anyone having this short term memory loss? And how bad does it get? Right now I'll trade some memory for some relief. ~X(

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  • Memory loss seems to be a "necessary evil" associated with Neurontin. Sometimes I can't even remember how to spell simple words...lol. Had the hardest time trying to spell "our" one day. I mean, it's not but 3 letters!
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,349
    400mg 4x a day = 1600mg

    I started out with only 1 300mg a day. The it worked to twice a day, then 2 400mg twice a day, then 3 and now 4 a day.

    I cant think of any negative effects Neurontin has had for me.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I guess I'll just give it a try hope for the best , and see where that takes me. It would be nice though to get rid of some of this pain.
  • Jaws

    I can't remember ever having any memory loss issues with the Neurontin.

    Maybe I just can't remember them. =))

    (why do you think I have such a short name) =))
  • Do any of you remember :/ at what dosage level you started to feel any relief? Right now I'm at 600mg a day plus vicodin and anti-inflamatory.

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