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I'm taking it now was posted 01/01/2008 12:57 am by Anonymous
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Not much of a problem. At first it made me feel off balanced and sleepy. It depends on the dose. What dose is your mom taking? I was taken 300mg 3x's a day, and then the nest day I took 600mg 2x's aday. I wouldn't worry much about the lawsuit. Lawyers seek out just about any drug today. Each time I stop and start it, it has a different effect on me. Sometimes it works well for pain and then the next time I take it, it won't help the pain. I was told by my dr that they can keep upping the dose. It is not the best pain reliever I have had. I get to sleepy on it sometimes. I'll be ok one minute and then I'll settle down to read the board and get sleepy if I sit and try to focus on the screen, once I almost fell out of the chair. You have to just be aware this can happen when you first start on it. Tremors and sleepiness can be a side effect of neurontin, I don't get the tremors anymore but I did in the beginning. I think the reason some people have sued is because they didn't know how dizzy or off balance it could make them and they may have fallen. This happened to me when I first started to take it but not anymore, I couldn't even get to the bathroom without holding on and my legs felt like rubber. I was told it depended on your dose and building tolerance. It was meant to ease nerve pain. I just don't think it is working for me. Your moms dose might need adjusting or she may need to get use to it. Someone should be with her until you see how well she handles it. I can easily see where it put your mom into a deep sleep and she lost control of her bladder. Not something to be to worried about, it lets you have a deep painless sleep if nothing else. She may just have to get some pads until she gets use to it.

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