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Hi Michelle,
Yes I am sleeping well with the help of Ativan (1mg at night). My doctor has also stressed the importance of sleep. I take three times as much Neuronton as you do (2700 mg) which is disturbing to me. Hopefully next time I can get the doctor to try something else. Though when I asked him last time it was the Lexapro. He didn't explain it was an anti-depressant, found that out when I came home and read about it. Don't really want all these "mood" mind-altering drugs, just pain relief.
Anyway, I am glad you are finding some pain relief. Thanks for the reply. Keep me posted.
Quote from Ann123:
Hi Michelle,
Yes I am sleeping well with the help of Ativan (1mg at night). My doctor has also stressed the importance of sleep. I take three times as much Neuronton as you do (2700 mg) which is disturbing to me. Hopefully next time I can get the doctor to try something else. Though when I asked him last time it was the Lexapro. He didn't explain it was an anti-depressant, found that out when I came home and read about it. Don't really want all these "mood" mind-altering drugs, just pain relief.
Anyway, I am glad you are finding some pain relief. Thanks for the reply. Keep me posted.


Maybe you can try some combination of medication like I do with the Keppra 1000 mg and Neurontin 2700 mg. It is just a thought. My Neurontin totals 2700 mg; it is just in divided doses (900 mg three times a day). Are you taking 2700 mg several times a day?

I have also heard of lidocaine injections being given in the face. I am not sure how it works. I plan on asking the neurologist tomorrow.

Have you noticed any weight gain from the Neurontin? I feel like I am gaining on it right now. Not a good thing because I tend to be on the fuller side.

I will keep you posted on my neurologist appt.

I pray things get better for you soon.

Thanks,
Michelle