Posted by cybercafe on August 19, 2002, at 5:23:01
In reply to Re: Neurontin » cybercafe, posted by momo3 on August 18, 2002, at 21:54:20
> When I first started taking it I was quite sedated, and if I take a bunch during the day - my husband said it was like I had been drinking
heh heh ... well that doesn't sound too bad ;)
>or something. I am not sure whether what I experienced was mixed states or just very rapid cycling but I described it before like being a caged animal - like a big cat - who smashes
ah yes... paxil made me like that.... though instead of depression i went from euphoria to caged animal back to euphoria ...
... everytime i found out it took 4 months for a pdoc appt, i would go caged_animal*10 ...
... i am thinking caged_animal = energized_frustration .... i mean i had an awesome girlfriend and an awesome job and i was terribly afraid of losing it ... and thanks to the 4 month wait, i lost it all!! :) :) ....
>then I would have an apocalyptic anxiety attack that would leave me too scared and depressed to move. After daily recurrences for about a week
yep... though i just took benzos for the anxiety ...
> Moral of that story is that I like the neurontin pretty well, but it did little or nothing to stop what was happening with intraday cycling...AND I will never take paxil again.
hmmm.. how high a dose did you go ? ....
.... this would seem to fit with evidence that neurontin is about as effective as placebo... maybe placebo would work for us? :)
> I was then force-fed hellbutrin. I raged angrily at my family for the entire 2 weeks that I was on it. To my surprise the neurontin couldn't even mediate my anger.
.... so the neurontin lost it's sedating effect? ... that's what i'm curious about i guess... is the sedation a side effect that disappears or is it the primary effect ...
> Sorry for the long post ;-)
i think it's really important to write long posts... or at least give enough detail for people to understand what causes what... like if 10 people tell me a med works and 10 tell me it doesn't... i'd like to know that the 10 who it worked for were taking dosages 5 times higher than those who it didn't work for!!! ... otherwise a person giving less information might cause you to miss out on trying a med that might be excellent for you :)