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Neurontin effect way different in day vs. at night

Posted by 4WD on September 1, 2004, at 20:43:28

In reply to Re: Neurontin having AD effect?, posted by zana on September 1, 2004, at 16:35:20

> neurontin definitely has AD effect for me and eases pain from long list of orthopedic causes but zonked me out completely.
> i now take 900mgs at night which makes me slightly giddy, unsteady on my feet if i get up in middle of night and not zonked.
> if i take 100mgs during day, i am a zombie. go figure.
> i still take it at night and think i get some AD and pain benefit.

My (weird) experience with Neurontin is this:

If I take it during the day (300mg) I get wired and nervous and hyper like too much caffeine - unpleasant, although more energy. I can't do anything with the energy, though, it's just nervous energy. Then when it wears off, it's like coming down from a hit of speed - unpleasant and enervated.

If I take it at night (about 9pm) 600mg, after about an hour and a half, I start to feel actually good as in *normal*. NOt depressed, not anxious, not wired or hyper., just normal (after being depressed and anxious normally). Then after a couple of hours, I go to bed and easily go to sleep.

I do *not* understand this reaction. Can anyone shed some light?





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