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Neurontin

l've been prescribed Neurontin in the past as mood stabilizer in conjunction with meds for ADHD and did well on it so thought it would be perfect when l came across it as a migraine prevention dug.

It seems like the reviews for treatment of migraine are mixed so l wanted t hear experiences.

l''m trying to find a drug that will address facial pain and pain from jaw clenching, if gabapentin can prevent migraine along with these symptoms it seems ideal.

Thoughts?

  1. Hi MaryTyler,

    Thanks for your question. I was on this medication for a number of years with pretty good results. Hopefully others will be along shortly to share their experiences with you.

    Wishing you a low pain day,
    Nancy

    1. I'd ask my dr if a med would reduce the clenching since that is the pain source. Three that are used to treat this are muscle relaxer, antianxiety , and botox.

      Some meds cause bruxism (clenching) So check your current meds for that side effect, slso.

      1. I have been on Gabapentin for several years with dosing ranging from 600mg per day to 2400mg per day. I did notice a reduction in my pain from migraine in general. The side effects of the medication were minor. I did, however, stop taking the high dose due to swelling in my legs. If your doctor is willing to give it to you I would definitely give it a try and see how it works to manage your symptoms.

        1. Thanks everone,

          Appointment tomorrow, l think I've decided on the neurontin, l was considering going back on SSRIs but it looks like they all strongly interact with Imitrex, which is very effective for me so l wouldn't want to discontinue it.

          @Tom Picerno, may l ask how many times daily your gabapentin dose is? l don't remember taking it 3 times a day, but l spoke with a friend who has migraines and she was RXed so much she just couldn't keep up with the dosage.

          Generally speaking, l don't remember having many side effects with it, though.

          Initially l was actually going to discontinue Nortriptyline completely at this appointment, but some time in the last week (of heavy rain which is a crazy trigger for me) it seems like it may actually be working better than l thought it was,so maybe l'll just add the gabapentin along with it.

          1. my dosing for gabapentin it twice daily. At one point I was on three times daily but we found that twice daily gave me similar relief and was easier to manage.

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