Posted by Elizabeth on November 6, 2001, at 15:35:54
In reply to Re: ****Survey****: T.C.A. Drug Use » Elizabeth, posted by SLS on November 4, 2001, at 11:34:05
> I wonder if adding Neurontin might not help your insomnia.
I tried Neurontin for insomnia. It was like most sleep meds I've tried: I kept having to increase the dose. (It also gave me the munchies.) I was taking it t.i.d., not just for insomnia but as an anxiolytic also, and I do think it helped in that regard.
Say, have you ever tried Gabitril, or if not, do you have a feel for what it generally does for/to people?
> It might also make a nice add-on to Trileptal should it prove inadequate.
I'm waiting until I can see a neurologist to think about diddling the anticonvulsants.
> Perhaps it would display some unexpected overall efficacy in treating your condition should you have any bipolarity (as might be suggested by your manic reactions to antidepressants).
A lot of doctors have questioned whether I might be "a little bit" bipolar, but I think that's pretty much been ruled out. (It has been starting to seem like I'm "a little bit" epileptic these days, though!)