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Does anyone take neurontin? Is it effective on jerks/tremors/seizures? Any side affects?

Does anyone take neurontin? Is it effective on jerks/tremors/seizures? Any side affects?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Gabapentin (generic) is generally prescribed for nerve damage in the arms and legs. It is, however, prescribed “off-label” for other conditions. I’ve… read more

posted 6 months ago

Does neurontin cause weight gain or weight loss? Does anyone have experience with that?

Does neurontin cause weight gain or weight loss? Does anyone have experience with that?

Also please describe any side affects you may have experienced while taking.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thank you. I just signed up at my new job for their medical insurance and they have a program called rally and it is suppose to help you get healthy and… read more

posted 6 months ago

Has anyone had a baby while on seizure medication? Were they okay?

Has anyone had a baby while on seizure medication? Were they okay?

I am seven weeks pregnant. With the help of my doctor I have stopped my antidepressant and am doing okay. But I cannot stop my seizure medication. I am worried for my baby. I waited ten years for this, I had given up on having a baby. My husband and I are simultaneously happy and terrified. My medication, Neurontin (gabapentin) has not thus far been flagged for causing problems for a baby. And I know the consequences of having a seizure now could… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I took lamictal while I was pregnant and my little one is 7 weeks old and perfectly healthy, it was a constant fear of having seizures while pregnant… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Has anyone seen a neuro-endocrinologist? I'm in Canada, and they seem rare (if in existence at all).

Has anyone seen a neuro-endocrinologist? I'm in Canada, and they seem rare (if in existence at all).

Women could benefit from a neuro-endocrinologist (partic those who have catamenial seizures). If I could get a specialist to understand my stomach, I think my seizures would be much better.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

They 'do' exist, but I have been unable to find one. I know Dr. Alan Jacobs is a neuro-endocrinologist, but also that he lives in the US (not Canada… read more

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago

Neurontin

Neurontin

Does anyone else get joint pain whilst taking Gabapentin. ? Mostly hands fingers if not I guess it must be my age well at 21 I am getting on a bit. Not really I am 49 but these pains only seem to have come whilst been taking these tablets. It maybe coinsidental

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have joint pains on carbamazepine

posted over 1 year ago

Holding on

Holding on

My current treatment is working of limactal and neurontin much better than tegretol and neurontin previously, but I have been experiencing that feeling of "here it comes",which is better than surprise blackouts,although I have been experiencing the onset and holding on for all its worth. Will that go away or does my dose have to go up. I just want it to all stop.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Travis, I hope all is well for you today. I too am the gabapentine at this time for no reason according to my new neurologist. I have been on them… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Anyone experience many muscle spasms or partial epileptic spasms before epilepsy took over?

Anyone experience many muscle spasms or partial epileptic spasms before epilepsy took over?

I've been experiencing conscious night body spasms that start in my legs then moves to my neck and head then my whole body but the only time I wake confused is when it happens in my sleep. The neurologist I had, originally gave me flexeril but change me to neurontin. The flex help a lil with no side effects but the neurontin gives me major migraines tho it'll stop the spasms/seizures for a time. What to do? Is this real… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Good idea. My epileptologist said that many times when we don't think we're having a seizure but have something like you described and I also have and… read more

posted about 4 years ago
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