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Re: what do you mean your body didn't tolerate it?

Posted by Emme on December 16, 2001, at 10:28:24

In reply to what do you mean your body didn't tolerate it?, posted by 3 Beer Effect on December 15, 2001, at 21:54:58

I felt sick starting a few days after hitting 12 mg. A little feverish, eyes hurt and felt swollen, I felt like my head was going to explode (no sinus problems) and slept for a night sitting up, shaky, and just plain cruddy. I had a creepy gut feeling that the Gabitril wasn't agreeing with me. My doctor had blood drawn for CBC, which was fine. As soon as I skipped a dose and then resumed at a half dose I felt much better. So, we concluded it was probably a drug reaction. I am sensitive to meds, so don't be scared off by my experience!

I wasn't on gabitril long enough at a high enough dose to really make a good comparison between it and neurontin. I do like Neurontin. It seems to provide some background smoothness. At times when my nerves were totally jangled, neurontin was soothing. Aside from being tired if the dose is too high, it's easy for me to tolerate. I can easily adjust the dosage by a few hundred milligrams to accommodate my fluctuating anxiety/energy levels. It's more subtle for me than Klonopin, which I also like. I'm not sure it's doing much for depression. I think the gabitril might give you some help with both anxiety and depression (if you need help with depression). I can't tell you much about social enhancement as I'm not social phobic. Okay, well, my social life is the pits because I haven't had the energy or decent mood to make many friends since moving to where I live now. But I'm happy enough to talk to people when I am actually around some.


> What side effects did you encounter from Gabitril?
> Did Neurontin work better as a social enhancer/anxiety reducer? >
> I found some antianxiety effects with it when I got up around 12 mg. I was also taking Neurontin and a little Klonopin, but I felt some additional anxiety control with Gabitril, as well as some antidepressant effects. Unfortunately, my body didn't tolerate it well at that dose, so that's as far as I can comment. But it seems to me the potential is definitely there.
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