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Re: Bipolar II asks feedback on Gabapentin (Neurontin)

Posted by Elaine on May 30, 1999, at 1:05:30

In reply to Bipolar II asks feedback on Gabapentin (Neurontin), posted by Greg Grandiose on May 29, 1999, at 0:25:17

I am atypical bipolar. I am on lithium and a low dose of Neurontin (was 300mg per day, now 600). It is the latest, or one of the latest, in a series of anti-convulsants that is used for bipolar. I'm afraid I'm not on a high enough dosage to be able to say how it works by itself, but the advantage of Neurontin is in the ease of taking (can be taken without food) and minimal side effects (usually tiredness or drowsiness at first). My regular doctor told me Neurontin quiets the nerve endings. Anyway, I'm sorry I wasn't of much help, but I hope the Neurontin works for you, because I would rather take it than lithium because of the stomach upset I get if I don't eat enough before I take the lithium.




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