Posted by MomO3 on August 20, 2002, at 22:10:27
In reply to Re: Neurontin, posted by cybercafe on August 19, 2002, at 5:23:01
> hmmm.. how high a dose did you go ? ....
1 pill per day - what's the standard pill size? 20mg?
> > .... this would seem to fit with evidence that neurontin is about as effective as placebo... maybe placebo would work for us? :)
> .... so the neurontin lost it's sedating effect? ... that's what i'm curious about i guess... is the sedation a side effect that disappears or is it the primary effect ...
Yes, the sedation is a side effect that disappears.. or well... is atleast reduced over time. My Dr took my increased anger as a sign to up the dosage of neurontin from 1200 to 2400mg. The other night I ran out of klonopin, and I thought - well I'll just take 6 neurontin (1800mg) - instead of my usual 4-5. Nothing. I was up until 5am. I had my husband go to the store at 3am and buy some tylenol flu nighttime.
> > Sorry for the long post ;-)
> i think it's really important to write long posts... or at least give enough detail for people to understand what causes what... like if 10 people tell me a med works and 10 tell me it doesn't... i'd like to know that the 10 who it worked for were taking dosages 5 times higher than those who it didn't work for!!! ... otherwise a person giving less information might cause you to miss out on trying a med that might be excellent for you :)
FYI - My current prescription for neurontin is 2400mg/day. I take 1200-1500 at bedtime and usually 300-600 during the day depending on how I feel. At 1200mg during the day I was 'sloppy'.