a family member was just given this at the hospital. within 20 min. she was out of the bed and sitting up in a chair. before we couldnt hardly even roll her over without her screaming out in pain
This is wonderful. It depends on what causes the pain and what the pain level is on how fast it works- Sounds like your family member had pain at level 10 the highest. I have what you call RSD. Sometimes it flares up, and it takes about 2 weeks for neurontin to help me really good. The pain starts easing up in about 2 days for me. So you have wonderful news-congraulations!! Also, I haven't had any trouble from major side effects. I sort of feel a tad numb-but that's caused by what is causing my pain-and the neurontin working on it.
I am not sure about how long it takes for the Neurontin to work, I have been on it so long now. I have had great success with this drug for Neuropathy and tingling of the legs. I would not do without this drug but it can cause sleepiness. My dosages were increased over time and the increase helped tremendously. Find out from the doctor what may be causing the pain. Find out more about the medical condition before you prescribe to any more drugs. Education is the key here and it puts you in full control when you know more.
Hi all, I'm dealing with DDD. I have been on Neurontin 600 mg for a few years for anxiety.
Went to the pdoc and asked for an extra 300 mg for the pain with the DDD. It works! Yes I do get sleepy with the new mid-day dose, but I imagine in two weeks I will be right as rain. I'm very thankful as my quality of life has been zip.
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