Does anyone use Neurontin on an "as needed" basis?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by RedB, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. RedB

    RedB New Member

    I'm still pretty disappointed that I had to stop taking it because of disorientation setting in after 5 weeks. I was wondering if I should ask to try a 1mg dosage instead of the 3mgs I was taking.

    Has anyone ever taken smaller dosages just on an "occasional" basis, or is this definitely a drug that has to continue in your system in order to avoid the beginning side effects?

    Kathy
  2. kgg

    kgg New Member

    I use 300 mg neurontin for sleep at night. I believe it can be used on an "as needed" basis. Don't know how severe your episode of disorientation was, but it might be worth exploring this with your doc. If you take it for pain and your pain varies it would make sense to take it when you need it. I think the only time you need to take it regularly is for seizures.