Hi-- I took neurontin for pain as well and had the worst side effects that i've ever had in my life(and that's really saying something) I had major hallucinations that were actually real to me. I actually saw and talked with the people in the hallucination, while taking neurontin. It was awful. I called my dear husband when I couldn't get the "people" to leave and he raced home, got me to our dr's and she couldn't get a pulse.
I don't remember what she gave me to counteract the effects, but believe me, I never, ever took neurontin again!!! I have a really hard time finding any pain relief for the severe, severe,severe kyphosis I have and/or the severe fibromyalgia and arthritis that I have. Vicodin took the edge off, percocet worked ok for awhile, then lost its efficacy, oxycontin did nothing for my pain, but has helped others, I know, loritab wasn't helpful at all, and pain relief is still a major issue for me. I went to my doc's today and we're gonna try one that I think is pretty new, called "lyrica." so, keep my fingers crossed for that one! The best pain relief that I have actually found has been midrin, which is actually a med for my migraines! But it seems to at least knock me out until the pain has dissipated a bit. I wish you the best of luck in finding something to help with the pain. I find that a paper back pdr is really helpful to me for looking up different meds that might help, plus I have a Dr. Who will do anything to help me. Take good care and good luck-
i had an accident on 9/10/11 and had to have a craniotomy to remove a subdural hematoma from the right frontal lobe of my brain. i now have seizures and brain damage. i have been on neurontin for about a year now and up until last week i never really had any problems. last week i saw something that ran toward me and then disapeared. I've had a few more hallucinations since then. they seem so real. i'm kinda worried.