Also will it work for other types of pain such as a broken nose or joint pain in the knees or neck or even low back pain?
Hello Pricerick. Neurontin is technically an anti epileptic drug, but is indicated for use in nerve pain such as the sciatic pain your mother experiences. I have been on Neurontin for nearly two years myself. It seems to work a little for my sciatica, but not as much as I had hoped since I have severe nerve damage. I wish you the best and hope that your mother finds relief soon :)
Hi, I agree with the others. I have been on Gabapentin ( Neurontin ) for about 6 months now, I take it for nerve damage/pain in my foot. I have CRPS a nerve disease. It is helping me, it dosen't take all the pain away but helps to have somewhat of a normal life. Hope your mother feel better soon.
It helps with nerve pain - sciatica is often caused by nerve pain. It won't help any joint pain. If side effects are too severe, there are other meds in this category (insurance companies usually want you to try Neurontin first, as it is cheaper). The other nerve pain meds are Lyrica (very similar to Neurontin), Cymbalta (which is also an antidepressant), and Savella. Regards - EJ23
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