Neurontin/gabapentin To Prevent Chronic Migraines?

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Neurontin/gabapentin To Prevent Chronic Migraines?

I just started taking Neurontin/Gabapentin to prevent chronic migraines. Is there anyone else out there doing the same? I seem to be doing all right with the side effects at my present low dosage, but I worry about what it will be like at the full dosage they want me to take. What have other people's experiences been on this med?

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Hi me,

Neurontin is an antiseizure medication used Migraine prevention. The doctor seems to have you on a slower taper schedule and with some medications that is good. It may take up to three months to see a reduction in your Migraine frequency however. And your dose may have to be changed along the way. It really is a trial and error period. What works for some people may not work for others. You can read about Neurontin HERE.

One more thing if I may, side effects of medication are potential- meaning they don't happen to everyone all the time. If everyone experienced each side effect the FDA would never be able to approve new medications.

Good luck

Nancy

P.S. Here are some other links you might find helpful as you're dealing with your condition:

10 Tips for Effective Migraine Management

Chronic Migraine - Essential Information

Your Migraine Treatment Options

Answered by Nancy Harris Bonk