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Old 11-11-2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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Question Requip & Neurontin

Hi everyone,

My neurologist put me on requip and neurontin. I have the starter pack, and I am two nights into this. I am taking 300mgs of neurontin. (What does the neurontin do?) I am still having to take a vicoden because so far, I do not have any relief. I understand that it may take a while, until I am up to the full dose of requip to get results. I am not sleepy on the requip and neurontin like I was on the sinimet. Problem with sinimet, I was wide awake after 4 hours, and experienced a lot of nausea. My goal is to stop taking vicoden completely, and use only when I have a very bad night.

Anyone else using this combination??
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Old 11-13-2005, 06:41 AM   #2
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Re: Requip & Neurontin

Neurontin is for nerve pain. In RLS it is used because we often have burning nerve like pain in the legs.

I was taking 600mg neurontin 3x a day and .5 to 1 mg Requip at bedtime. 1800mg of Neurontin a day was starting to blur my vision, so my neurologist switched me this past Thursday to Lyrica 75mg 2x a day and increased the Requip to .5mg 3x a day. This combination is starting to work and I have been able to do without take Tramadol (Ultram) at bedtime.

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Old 12-13-2005, 09:13 AM   #3
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Re: Requip & Neurontin

I am on 1 mg of Requip, I take it each night at 9pm. It started working for me within the first few days of using the sample pack, each day seemed better & continuing to take 1 mg has been fine for me. I started mid-July of this year. It doesn't make me very sleepy, either, although it can I guess for other ppl. My dr & I were hoping that would help with my sleeping problems as well, but it did not so I still take Ambien... but only take 1/2 of a pill when I really need to.

I have never taken Neurontin before.

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Re: Requip & Neurontin


Are you still using the Lyrica? Have you found it helpful? What about side effects - particularly weight gain - are they a problem?

Old 02-03-2006, 05:50 AM   #5
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Re: Requip & Neurontin

Hi lindawainwright

The lyrica worked a while; but I started get RLS symptoms earlier in the day. The main side effect I got from taking lyrica was blurred vision which was very annoying since I work on computer all day.

As a matter of fact, I am going to see my neurologist today, since neither lyrica or requip is no longer working for me.

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Old 02-07-2006, 07:54 AM   #6
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Re: Requip & Neurontin

Actually, Neurontin was originally released as a seizure medicine. It also has the same side effects as other seizure meds. Watch out for memory problems. Mine was so bad that I had to quit taking it.

Old 09-22-2007, 08:11 AM   #7
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Re: Requip & Neurontin

I've been using 1mg of Requip everynight for over a yar - it ony took a couple of days to begin working and does work 99 % of the time. It makes me very sleepy though and I have no choice but to sleep about a hour after taking it. That, for me, is bliss because before I started using requip I hadly slept because of my restless legs syndrome, which madly, I get in all of my body! I've not experienced any tone side effects. Althoug I do get RLS alot more often in the day time now. Especially if I'm relaxing into a good long film - so I tend to avoid the TV as it makes mine worse. Some say sex is a good reliever - but I find sex makes it worse - does anyone else?

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