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Re: neurontin to zonegran : weight loss, anxiety ?

Posted by terry on July 19, 2004, at 14:15:52

In reply to neurontin to zonegran : weight loss, anxiety ?, posted by jtevers on July 18, 2004, at 16:29:18

> i have been taking neurontin (a mood stabilizer) and seroquel (an antipsychotic) since a 2000 diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
> because i have gained almost 80 lbs. and sleep 10 hrs. since my medication, i am currently investigating a switch.
> i am attempting to go from taking seroquel to geodon (a more potent antipsychotic), which supposedly causes less weight gain.
> additionally, i would like to switch from neurontin to zonegran for my mood stabilization, but have experienced anxiety and panic once before while waining off my neurontin. SO i wondered...
> does anyone know the therapeutic dose of zonegran for mood disorders?
> what is the effect on my sleep or level of energy and when do you typically take a dose of zonegran, at night or during the day?
> does zonegran reduce or cause anxiety as a side effect?
> has anyone experienced weight gain or loss while being administered zonegran?
> thank you,
> jt

I had a very bad (suicidal) experience with geodon. I got terrible anxiety after a couple of weeks. when I tried to get off the anxiety got worse. I would never want to go through that again. I've heard of others who have had bad experiences with geodon.




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