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Neurontan

Posted by carol on 10/02/01 at 13:39 (062071)

I live in South Africa and had a TT operation in February. I am better than before but still battle with burning and my foot is a mass of pins and needles especially behind the toes. Can someone tell me what sort of drug Neurontin is so that I can ask my specialist about it. It probably comes under another name here. Many thanks. Carol

Re: Neurontan

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/02/01 at 18:41 (062095)

Neurontin is a trade name for the drug, gabapentin. It was originally designed as a drug for epilepsy but has been found to ease nerve pain or neuropathic symptoms.
Ed

Re: Neurontan

Don D on 10/03/01 at 04:00 (062134)

Hello Carol, I have TTS and my Doctor put me on neuronten months ago. He told me it was originally devised for seizures but that only comprises 10% of the prescriptions. It is mainly used to control pain. Diabetics love it for their feet pain. I take approx 2500 mg daily and the burning and electrical type of shocks in my feet are controlled. The numbness is still present. It is non-addictive and is secreted from the body by urine, I am told.You should try it. Good Luck!

Re: Neurontan

Mike M on 10/03/01 at 07:18 (062138)

Carol
Not sure, but we may have talked before. I had my TTS/PF in Feb 2001 and scar tissue removal surgery June 2001.
My POD has given me Neuorontin last month to take.
On Monday I had a return visit to him and he asked how it was working.
A week before that I went bike riding on a trail (smooth, flat not mountain biking) in Pennsylvania. I rode 14 mile that day.
I told him I still have pain but it doesnt seem to be as bad.
Although I asked him, am I getting better or is it the neurontin? It seems to help lessen the electric shock, burning pain I had before taking it.
Although I have noticed I take my last dose around 11PM and for about an hour I fly high - willing to do house cleaning etc before I begin to come back down. The problem is when I try to function after the nightly dose on less than 7 hours sleep, my brain feels like mush for most of the morning.
Seems its NO problem when I can sleep 7 to 7 1/2 hours.

Re: Neurontan

carol on 10/06/01 at 07:42 (062363)

Thanks everyone for your information on Neurontin - I will ask my Speicalist what we have here. I am sure there will be the equivalent. I am actually a lot better but do get the burning still and feel if the edge could be taken off that I would cope much better. Yes Mike we have spoken as had our ops in the same week. Wow hasn't it been a nightmare! I had a previous op two years ago by an idiot who didn't know what he was doing so it been quite a thing trying to get rig of scar tissue etc. Atr least the man I went to here is extremely experiences and very very good at his job. Go well everyone. I will let you know if I get some Neurontin!!!
Carol in Johannesburg

Re: Neurontan

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/02/01 at 18:41 (062095)

Neurontin is a trade name for the drug, gabapentin. It was originally designed as a drug for epilepsy but has been found to ease nerve pain or neuropathic symptoms.
Ed

Re: Neurontan

Don D on 10/03/01 at 04:00 (062134)

Hello Carol, I have TTS and my Doctor put me on neuronten months ago. He told me it was originally devised for seizures but that only comprises 10% of the prescriptions. It is mainly used to control pain. Diabetics love it for their feet pain. I take approx 2500 mg daily and the burning and electrical type of shocks in my feet are controlled. The numbness is still present. It is non-addictive and is secreted from the body by urine, I am told.You should try it. Good Luck!

Re: Neurontan

Mike M on 10/03/01 at 07:18 (062138)

Carol
Not sure, but we may have talked before. I had my TTS/PF in Feb 2001 and scar tissue removal surgery June 2001.
My POD has given me Neuorontin last month to take.
On Monday I had a return visit to him and he asked how it was working.
A week before that I went bike riding on a trail (smooth, flat not mountain biking) in Pennsylvania. I rode 14 mile that day.
I told him I still have pain but it doesnt seem to be as bad.
Although I asked him, am I getting better or is it the neurontin? It seems to help lessen the electric shock, burning pain I had before taking it.
Although I have noticed I take my last dose around 11PM and for about an hour I fly high - willing to do house cleaning etc before I begin to come back down. The problem is when I try to function after the nightly dose on less than 7 hours sleep, my brain feels like mush for most of the morning.
Seems its NO problem when I can sleep 7 to 7 1/2 hours.

Re: Neurontan

carol on 10/06/01 at 07:42 (062363)

Thanks everyone for your information on Neurontin - I will ask my Speicalist what we have here. I am sure there will be the equivalent. I am actually a lot better but do get the burning still and feel if the edge could be taken off that I would cope much better. Yes Mike we have spoken as had our ops in the same week. Wow hasn't it been a nightmare! I had a previous op two years ago by an idiot who didn't know what he was doing so it been quite a thing trying to get rig of scar tissue etc. Atr least the man I went to here is extremely experiences and very very good at his job. Go well everyone. I will let you know if I get some Neurontin!!!
Carol in Johannesburg