When starting on the Neurontin, are patients being given a daily dose or
just when the neuropathy is bad? What dosage? 100 mg.? I am so hesitant to
add another drug, but Neurontin has been mentioned to help with cramping
which my doc feels is more neurologic than electrolyte-related. Has anyone
used the Neurontin? Is this instead of or in addition to Ethiol? I am not
yet on either one. Acupuncture initially helped the neuropathy - it is still
there, but it hasn't gotten any worse. However, cramping can be HORRIBLE at
We have manipulated and fine-tuned the potassium, magnesium, and calcium
intake. It seems as if I absorb almost nothing from my diet and must take
these throughout the day (especially when it's hot and I sweat more). The
dosage doesn't last 24 hours. Unfortunately, when I have lost more of the
electrolytes, it's often after the fact that I realize it. Also, if too much
potassium that creates its own set of reactions.
Tonic water (which contains quinine) also helps the cramps. I drink at
(8-oz.) bottles per week.
Thanks for any additional info anyone can provide. Lenora Austin