Posted by utopizen on November 22, 2002, at 21:16:44
In reply to Nardil gone; surprising new med to try, posted by HopeNotLost on November 22, 2002, at 20:18:56
Yeah, I tried Neurontin several months ago for my anxiety (although I don't get panic attacks-- it's social anxiety).
I just started taking it two days ago. Strangely not similar feel like Neurontin, less "blatant" effect... sort of like Benadryl, minus the mild psychosis Benadryl puts me into. Drowsy effect. But then again, I need lots of sleep. I don't know, I'll have to give it more time to feel it out.
Pretty mild drug, though. Not something I would worry about. It's a type of drug used if a doc can "get away" with it (if it ends up working) because it is an alternative to the habit-forming benzos. That and I'm 19. Taking new prescriptions is one of the few thrills I have in my life right now. Yeah, it's pretty dull, but hey. As long as I never fear new meds, at least my life still has some excitement in it...
As for fearing meds, that's like, for me that would be like missing out on the only fun thing I do in life, once every several months when my doc finally gives up on a certain script and writes a new one.
Imagine my smile when I convinced him to script Desoxyn one day. Just knowing you have a drug that so few have three pharmacists at the busiest pharmacy in the city never heard of it and go crazy when they find out what it is.
Wow. I found a drug the pharmacists were impressed over. Wow.