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Re: Neurontin effect way different in day vs. at night 4WD

Posted by platinumbride on September 2, 2004, at 9:31:14

In reply to Neurontin effect way different in day vs. at night, posted by 4WD on September 1, 2004, at 20:43:28

> > 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?
> Marsha

Marsh, I think you might need to try 600 mgs during the day. Perhaps you are feeling anxiety in the mornings and 300 is just not enough.
My experience with N. is that it requires constant changes in dosing for it to work. I go up and down with it...sometimes as high as 4800 mgs and sometimes as low as 1200 mgs.

Of course I add the caveat that I could be wrong, but that is what popped into my mind when I read your post.
Best of Luck,





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