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Is anyone taking Gabapentin (Neurontin)

Started this discussion. Last reply by neilin Dec 8, 2011. 6 Replies

Does anyone have experience with taking Gabapentin (Neurontin) for neuropathy? If so, how effective has it been for you?

Tags: neuropathy, lyrica, neurontin, gabapentin

4th of July Diet

Started this discussion. Last reply by neilin Jul 6, 2011. 12 Replies

I had a hard time sticking to a proper diet over the 4th of July holiday with the celebrations and charcoal grilled meats, and the special deserts! How about the rest of you?


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CALily replied to neilin's discussion 'Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Capsules or Tablets?' in the group Neuropathy
"I am very interested in this!I have nerve damage in my feet/legs,lost muscle mass too.I have had my diabetes since i was 19,and im 45now.I know whats happened to me,is my own doing.Right now,all i want to do,is stop it in its tracks,so it doesnt…"
Sep 19, 2013
Phedras replied to neilin's discussion 'Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Capsules or Tablets?' in the group Neuropathy
"Hi flipper, hi everybody. Flipper: I am finding a lot of good information in these threads, but it would be great if it was more specific. For instance: how much ALA do you take? Have you increased it throughout these years? And when you started,…"
Sep 10, 2013
flipper replied to neilin's discussion 'Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Capsules or Tablets?' in the group Neuropathy
"I have been on ALA for about 10 years and my neuropathy has not progressed during that time. Who knows why it hasn't progressed because I'm sure I may have done other things that affect the problem? I will continue to take it because I…"
Jan 10, 2013
Nancy replied to neilin's discussion 'Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Capsules or Tablets?' in the group Neuropathy
"Hello, Are you taking alpha lipoic acid (apa) for autonomic neuropathy? If so, what have you noticed in terms of positive affects? I have heard they have done tests in Germany giving patients the APA both in vitamin form and IV form with some nerve…"
Nov 11, 2012
neilin replied to Cherise's discussion 'Question maybe someone can answer for me' in the group Neuropathy
"My story is similar to yours. Medication helps, and the doctor says I have to take the time to rest more often with my feet elevated. A recliner is helpful there. I see the specialist again next week, and hopefully will have some better information…"
Feb 16, 2012
Emmy replied to neilin's discussion 'Neuropathy, Benfotiamine and ALA' in the group Neuropathy
"I'd go back on the low dose that they recommend for maintenance Neilin, otherwise, you may lose any ground that you gained while on the benfotiamine. I had cut back on ALA recently and noticed that my blood sugar started to rise, so I'm…"
Dec 10, 2011
neilin replied to Taylor Bennett's discussion 'I have no faith in medicine'
"Yes, it makes one wonder, do they really want to find a cure? To your comment, "Within the last 50 years, the incidence of type 2 diabetes has skyrocketed." Could this be due in large part to better diagnosis as opposed to an actual…"
Dec 8, 2011
neilin replied to Cathy Jacobson's discussion 'Would you ever ask to be put on insulin, why?'
"The only reason I get is that if I can control the diabetes on my own I will be better off in the long run. Whether this is true or not, I do not know. However, the doctor did say if my number reaches 7, I will be put on med."
Dec 8, 2011
neilin replied to neilin's discussion 'Is anyone taking Gabapentin (Neurontin)'
"For anyone who may be following this discussion, I have added some related comments in the Neuropathy, Benfotiamine and ALA thread in the Neuropathy Discussions."
Dec 8, 2011
neilin replied to neilin's discussion 'Neuropathy, Benfotiamine and ALA' in the group Neuropathy
"I thought I would give an update on my progress. Back in September I started taking Gabapentin (Neurontin) for the neuropathy. The neurologist started me on a low dose and has gradually increased the dosage. The only side effect I notice is…"
Dec 8, 2011
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Dec 8, 2011
State Worker replied to neilin's discussion 'Neuropathy, Benfotiamine and ALA' in the group Neuropathy
"Peetie: The vitamin B12 shots, how did your doctor know that was the answer to the problem . Has he used them before on others with good results."
Dec 6, 2011
xring and neilin are now friends
Dec 2, 2011
angelic 1 replied to neilin's discussion 'Neuropathy, Benfotiamine and ALA' in the group Neuropathy
"hello. Boy This sight is a breath of fresh air. been following your comments this evening trying to understand what my son at age 21 is going through since his DKA in September. a week after he came home from hospital started having numbness and…"
Nov 17, 2011
Jam Ham replied to neilin's discussion 'Is anyone taking Gabapentin (Neurontin)'
"I have been on Gabapentin twice for about 60 - 90 day's & all it did for me was make me so tried, dizzy, loss weight, & my feet hurt all the time. I been on just about everything for it & pain ; Lyrica (perkasets, oxy-cottons) did…"
Oct 4, 2011
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Oct 4, 2011

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At 2:27pm on July 17, 2011, Peetie said…
Nelin: How is the ALA working for you. Have you had any healing?
At 1:42pm on May 30, 2011, neilin said…
Thank you all for the 'welcome'. I am glad to have found a site like this. I will check in every few days.
At 6:03pm on May 23, 2011, catlover said…
Hi neilin- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 12:31pm on May 23, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

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At 8:37am on May 23, 2011, Marie B said…
hi there and welcome! Please take a look at this Group
At 4:56am on May 23, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 3:06am on May 23, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.



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