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This is my first post to this board. I just found you all yesterday. I have severe nerve pain from two previous disc herniations at L5-S1.

Pain dr. just put me on a new medication.....Neurontin, 300mg. I remember him telling me to take 3 a day, then gradually increase until 2 pills-3x a day. I just went online and read a little about this medication, and usual dosage is to start with ONE 300mg pill a day, then work up.

This is what is written on my prescription bottle:
"Take 1 capsule by mouth 3 times a day (increase by 1 every 5 days, up to 2 capsules 3 times a day)"

I have already taken 2 capsules today and was planning on taking the third before bed soon. Am I reading the directions incorrectly? Dr. office is obviously closed now and my pharmacy is also closed.

Thanks sooo much! I am so glad i found this board. I have been living in severe pain for sooooooooo long.