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Gabitril to Replace for Serzone to Treat Insomnia?

Posted by beardedlady on March 1, 2002, at 8:15:13

In reply to Re: GABITRIL (tiagabine) new anti-anxiety drug????? MB, posted by Mitch on January 4, 2002, at 10:25:25

I don't have anything but insomnia--and panic related to not sleeping. It developed three years ago, when my daughter quit nursing (and I had a few other crises). I've been on Serzone, after tries with Zoloft, Trazadone, Zanax. It has worked great! But now, because of the BLACK BOX (liver failure), I have to go on something different. My doctor prescribed Gabitril. I'm scared to death, of course.

Does anyone know if this is supposed to work? I'm afraid of all the side effects, even though my doc said I'll only be taking 4 to 8 mg. (I'm not depressed or anything else--except about this!) I took 2mg. last night and had a panic attack (just from the anxiety of the whole situation, though; I don't think it was the Gabitril. Or was it?). I finally took a sleeping pill so I could get some sleep.

Serzone had no sexual side effects, no weight gain, nothing. It was the best thing for me. So I am not looking forward to changing meds. Is there another drug out there (not a benzo) that might work? Should I feel safe with Gabitril?

Please help!




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