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HI everyone, I hope i find you all ok today, I have a question? I talked to my drs nurse today, And there going to try me on a new medicine, Its called Zonegran, I was just wondering if any was has taken this? I have had alot of trouble with my back lately , thats why i havent been on here much, I am supposed to go get this tommorow, So if anyone can give me info on it , I would appreciate it. thanks alot, Sassy


WOW! Some else besides me will be taking Zonegran YAHOO! So far I am the only one I know who has been taking it. I started it almost 3 weeks ago. I started with 100 MG for 2 weeks. Now at week 2 I am on 200 MG for 2 weeks then 300 for 2 weeks then 400 there after.

My surgeon said it will work like Neurontin for nerve pain. I was on Neurontin in the past. You will see my history below. BTW WELCOME!

If you would like to talk more please let me know. It's nice to find someone else who will be on this med also. I would like to talk about some of the side effects I am having with it. One big one is weight loss. That is OK because I did put some weight on while on Neurontin. Oh there is so much more to talk about if you would like too. As you can see I am not new to spine problems and all that goes with it. I am now dealing with cervical problems above the 2 level fusion that was done in Dec. :(



1980- Transaxillary resection of 1st rib and division of band (left side)
1982- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
1985- Transaxillary excision of cervical rib (right side)
1991- Laser stapedectomy (right side)
1992- Fractional D&C
1992- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
1996- Lumbar hemilaminectomy
1999- Left knee arthoscopic surgery
2001- Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
2002- L5-S1 Microdiscectomy
2002- L4-L5, L5-S1 Anterior inter-body lumbar fusion with cages and my own bone from left hip for bone graft
2002- Neck problems Surgery??????
2002 DEC 21- C4-5, C5-C6 Anterior Cervical Corpectomy with Fusion and Internal Fixation (Bone from the bone bank)