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    Default Started new med tonite:/ a Lil scared

    I hate adding meds! I'm super paranoid of reactions and interactions. I just started neurontin, just took my first 300mg right now, I'm also on klonopin, 800mg ibu, wellbutrin and a small dose narcotic that I only take once a day...so I'm nervous I'm gonna get too loopy:/ at least I can just go to bed, hope I don't have that hangover feeling people talk about! I'm pretty sure after sept 19th I'll be starting daily aspirin and most likely plaquinel too....guess I gotta get used to it....but I'm still nervous:/ the doc knows my meds, so I suppose she wouldn't prescribe if it wasn't safe right?
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    I took the generic version of Neurontin (gabapentin) for a while, and I had a mild stoned feeling for a few days, but then my body got used to the drug. And 300mg is a pretty low dose to start off with-- some people take 1800mg+ of the drug. Generally, it's considered a pretty safe drug.

    One thing to keep in mind with Neurontin, though, is that your body gets used to being on it. For it to be effective, you need to take your doses daily. Also, you should not stop Neurontin without talking to your doctor about the appropriate taper to get off of it, because stopping it abruptly can have dangerous side-effects.

    Overall, though, it's a pretty common drug that can be very, very helpful for nerve pain. I hope it works well for you!

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    Ty derrie! Yes, they plan on getting me to 900mgs by the end of the wk and eventually on 1800 mgs doc said. I will take it faithfully from here on out I appreciate your input and I'm Soooo looking fwd to being able to walk better again! Without on fire feet and use my hands better!
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    Make sure to always use the same pharmacy as well. As long as you do that they too will keep an eye open for meds that can't go together
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    I've been on Neurontin for extended periods many times over the past few years, and it really worked well in reducing or blocking nerve pain. Like Derrie, I too had a bit of a stoned feeling for the first few days of taking it, but I got used to it quickly.

    I try to look at the whole medication thing from the viewpoint of being thankful that there are meds I can take that will definitely help me, and without them, I would be in real trouble (and in real pain).

    I try to not worry about it, because worry=stress, and stress feeds Lupus.

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    Thanks everyone! I didn't stay awake long enough to feel stoned, I was laying down and literally fell asleep 20 mins after I took it lol....but now I'm not scared! They want me to double it the second night, does that sound normal or should I try a few more nights on one and the double? My neuropathy has been calming down in the last week, so other then being scared, I was also in that mindset of "it's not bothering me do why take it" but yes I know, just cuz it's calmed down know doesn't mean tomorrow it'll be back full force I appreciate all the encouraging words! And yes, I do use the same pharmacy for me and my kids! Thanks again
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