Discussions that mention neurontin

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I was on Lyrica for a few weeks and the dizzyness and blurry vision was so bad it was causing problems with my driving. I also have astigmatism which normally isn't too bad, don't have to wear glasses often etc. It got to the point I didn't want to drive because I wasn't able to judge curbs and such. I had a minor fender bender and although wit wasn't likely linked to that, hitting curbs 3 different days during that time was enough for me to say, hold on a minute! I HAVE to be able to drive. So, I called the doc and the nurse told me to stop taking it right away. Most of these cause some dizzyness but it should go away after taking it for a while. I don't know about the back pain/kidney area as I didn't have that in the short time I was on it. I now take neurontin 2-3 times a day instead. I've had a few dizzy days, but nothing like before and I haven't hit one curb! haha. The doc wants me to take it 4 times a day but it really makes it hard to wake up. I don't currently work so I have been staying in bed to nearly noon everyday unless I have to get up early for something. I hate that. An occasional sleep til noon would be like heaven, daily is more like a curse...

I hope they find the right med for him. Good luck!