I am currently taking gabapentin 400 MG three times day for my legs and feet nuropathy. What are your thoughts on this. Thank You. firstname.lastname@example.org
Neurontin is a fairly safe medication. It is an anti-seizure medication, but years ago was discovered to be very effective for treating nerve pain. It can cause drowsiness and, for some, weight gain, but overall the risk of addiction with it is low and it can be very effective at reducing pain. Nerve pain can be caused by many factors, so make sure you see a specialist for this condition, such as a neurologist, who can determine the exact reason for your pain and treat it. If your diabetes is out of control and blood glucose levels are high, lowering blood glucose can help reduce the neuropathy. However, this can take several months and some people find that when they lower blood glucose, they actually experience an increase in nerve pain, as though the nerves are waking up. If you have had nerve pain for a long time, controlling your diabetes will not help you get rid of it, but it will help keep it from getting worse.