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Re: Any one ever heard of Gabitril for anxiety

Posted by worrier on July 8, 2003, at 22:00:12

In reply to Re: Any one ever heard of Gabitril for anxiety Ritch, posted by Viridis on July 2, 2003, at 1:00:46

> Hi Ritch,
>
> There seem to be a lot of negative posts here about Gabitril -- I'll definitely try it carefully. I'm not too worried, because my pdoc will definitely provide Klonopin and Xanax as needed, which work very well for me. I think he's mainly interested to hear about my reaction; he says some other pdocs he knows have had good success with it, but he generally holds back a while before prescribing new meds to his general patient population. He also mentioned he may try it himself, since he has anxiety problems and isn't shy about admitting it -- kind of refreshing to have a pdoc who actually uses these meds.

>Hey guys, just took my first dose of gabitril tonight 2mg...I'll be interested to see what happens. Viridis, let me know how it works for you, as from previous posts we seem to react in similar ways to many meds (I've had all the SSRI nightmare experiences you've had). Like you, I'm not really worried about this drug because I've got my xanax in case of emergencies. About a month ago I switched from xanax to xanax XR, which is much smoother and lasts about 12 hours. Anyway, the experiment begins...so far I haven't gone nuts,passed out or freaked myself out. I'll let you know how it goes and please do the same. Oh, the dose my pdoc recommended is 2mg at night for 1 week then 4mg at night for 3 weeks then I see him again. He says most people experience side effects only when they try to take too much too fast. He said the key is to increase the dose really slowly.Luck to all, Worrier.


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