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Posted by SandyWeb on July 12, 2004, at 17:58:01

In reply to Re: NEURONTIN SandyWeb, posted by robz on July 12, 2004, at 17:28:08

Hi Robyn,

I'm glad that you are having a good experience with Neurontin. It seems that it's a black and white either works for you or it doesn't. But when it works, those people are very pleased with the results. Like us!! *big smile*

Neurotin has a very short half life. I think it's about 4 hours. Which means that most people take doses 3 or 4 times per day. Like I said, I take 800mg 3x per day. I just started back on Celexa, and I take that dose along with a Neurontin dose....and I don't get the start-up anxiety from the antidepressant.

I don't really know what Neurontin does for me. It's a very subtle med. I guess it just helps me to remain calm.

I've also found that it loses it punch over time. You will probably want to take a med vacation in about 6-9 months. Then you can come back on the Neurontin, and it'll work great again.

No, I didn't have any withdrawal from it. Remember, the half life is extremely short. You can just stop the med without tapering down.

You should also know that your body can only absorb 600mg at a time, so you don't want to take a dose higher than that because it's pretty much a waste (although you will absorb SOME of the remaining med, but not very much). I take 800mg because I just pop two of the 400mg capsules.

I've also found that if I don't space my doses far enough apart, I'll get high! I'll get very speedy. And that's NOT what I'm looking for. SO be careful with spacing of the doses. Of course, I haven't heard of anyone else getting speedy on it may just be my own body chemistry. Lucky me! *smile*

You were lucky that your doctor suggested Neurontin. I had to prove to my doctor that people actually used this med for anxiety!

Take care!





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