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Re: neurontin for migraine?

Posted by florence on April 20, 2004, at 0:00:25

In reply to neurontin for migraine?, posted by bookgurl99 on April 17, 2004, at 18:36:42

I have had menstrual migraines for over 20 years. I was given neurontin about 4 years ago. The headache specialist said it held promise based on a study. Well, I started at a very low dose (100?) and gradually tried to work up; 400 made me so tired! I stopped when I read the actual migraine study: they saw results when the people were taking 900 mgs twice a day! Shortly after, there was a report on tv (Dateline or 20/20) that showed how the salespeople were PUSHING NEURONTIN to drs with claims of relief/cures for MANY medical problems. Anyway, my migraines never responded to anything- ADs, beta blockers. Fioricette is the only thing that helped alot. Thank God I found a "normal" ob'gyn who does not have a problem giving me 20 a month. The headache specialists at a world famous medical center always seemed to want to try the "latest" med du jour. I have read many posts about Topamax helping; but it makes some people drowsy.(I think 50 is recommended) It does help my headaches BUT I am in menopause and my migraines are not nearly as severe as they used to be. How often do you get them?




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