Mark wrote: For those who have tried neurontin and stopped what has been your main reason for stopping? Wast it lack of effectiveness, side effects, or just because the dose was getting too high even though the effectiveness and side effects were ok? Did you ever get to a point where the effectiveness was good and you didn't have to increase the doseage for a long period of time? What was the longest period between dose increases?
Mark, I only tried it for 2 weeks, and then stopped. I took the first pill and it just made me goofy. That was OK, though. After a few days, I upped the dose to 600 mg. (what the prescription was for, no titration period). I didn't really mind the drug in the evening when I took it. After the first few days I hardly noticed it. But I had a lot of daytime fatigue. I quit taking it a week ago and am starting to have energy again.
For me the Vicodin is enough to control the RLS, and I really don't have any adverse effects from it during the daytime. Now I just have to convince my doctor to give me a prescription for it long term. Not easy in this day of DEA-run health care. I suppose I could try Ultram, but that affects the seratonin system, and has interactions with all kinds of other meds, especially antidepressants, and I just don't want to mess with it if I don't have to.
It's all one giant puzzle to figure out, isn't it.