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Effexor Remeron, seeking feedback

Posted by PhilChemicalEngineer on July 13, 2003, at 16:44:38

In reply to Neurontin + Gabitril, posted by James on June 30, 1999, at 19:18:42


the following website had quite a bit of information, particularly from a Dr Seastrunk (MD). The umbrella site where I found this,, looks poor-to-crappy overall. However, you will find some specifics on GABA receptor dynamics there.

I can see there is a lot of concern about overprescribing neurontin. At my very superficial first look, it appears that prescribing it alone is done rarely.

My psychiatrist says it is a membrane stabilizer. I see recommendations that it be spread evenly through the day (and I just got directions to go from evening only to morning and evening).

The thing I am concerned about is "dose ramping." I started at 100 mg but then it took 200-300 to get to sleep. Now I am at 600 mg morning and 600 evening.

My psychiatrist saw me and my wife for a year before he or we discussed drugs. He has earned my respect (I am a scientist, mostly chem engineering), and he is not concerned about it except for checking kidney function (I needed a diuretic due to water retention on the neurontin).
Are you on neurontin? I am on 1200 mg/day neurontin, 75 mg/day effexor XR and 60 mg/day remeron.





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