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Re:TOPAMAX-can't take it any more! chloe

Posted by kid47 on August 20, 2001, at 10:52:16

In reply to Re:TOPAMAX-can't take it any more! Emme, posted by chloe on August 19, 2001, at 16:59:31

Hi. Sorry for your hassle. Why are you taking Neurontin? 300mg/day is a pretty low dose. Neurontin worked very well for me but needs to be taken several times a day to work as a mood elevator & stabilizer. I had very few side fx with it & it had a very subtle calming stabilizing effect. At one point I was taking 800mgx4/day. What is your dx? I am Bipolar II & have had good success with Neurontin, Wellbutrin, & Klonopin. I was on Topamax 50mgx2/day for a while. I didn't have severe side fx while taking Topamax, but didn't really care for it. Good luck. Take Care.


> Hi Emme
> Thanks for responding.
> Topamax definitely did not work for me and I am still reeling from it's effects. My skin and scalp are still unbearably sore and my hands still tingle. I will be so please when this is totally out of me. At least the awful anxiety has gone.
> I am currently taking
> 1.5 mgs Celexa
> 300 mgs Neurontin
> 7 or so mgs Valium
> I am praying that this is going to be enough for me for a while. I need a good washout period to see where I am at emotionally, and let my body recover from these drying side effects.
> Right now, emotional instability seems preferable to being beseiged with side effects or anxiety.
> It's my experience that all these new AC drugs with this "novel" AD bonus, is a real problem for me. Initially, I find the extra energy nice, but then that boost snowballs into anxiety and overactivation for me. NO THANKS!
> Again thanks for your reply
> Chloe




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