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Hey all~

I took 900mg of Neurontin for about a year and all it did for me was put 40 pounds on and gave me memory problems. My doctor took me off for a while after my cervical fusion. Six weeks ago put me on a newer med. like Neurontin called Zonegran. I got up to 400mg. I started at 100 and every two weeks increased it by 100 (1 pill). Zonegran didn't cause memory problems but it had other side effects. I couldn't eat. I felt hungry then tried to eat but when I ate a very little of anything I felt sick. The other side effect was with my moods. I got very angry! I didn't want anyone to touch me, look at me, or talk to me. I wanted to just get out of my body and run away. It was horrible! My doctor took me off ASAP which took 8 days to decrease back down.

Just thought I would share that story.



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)