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Re: Anyone have experiences with these drugs????

Posted by Bowtie Bob on August 26, 2005, at 13:25:31

In reply to Re: Anyone have experiences with these drugs????, posted by 4WD on August 22, 2005, at 21:31:30

> > Saw a new psych. dr. today, and I have had TERRIBLE luck with SSRI's, so as of now she is keeping me on klonopin, and ambien to sleep at nite, but suggested maybe in a couple months trying one of these: Neurontin, Zonegran, Gasitril, or Topamax. She seemed to lean toward the Topamax, as I have a binge eating problem, and she said there were studies showing, that Topamax, was good for that also. And that these were well tolerated drugs, as the SSRI's, I could not tolerate, due to the nausea. I would so appreciate any insight, or input regarding any experiences you had with any of these drugs. thank you so much.
> Neurontin didn't help with my anxiety but it did help me fall asleep easily and calmly. I was very groggy the next morning for the first few days but that passed relatively quickly. It also helped somewhat with chronic pain. No side effects except the morning grogginess.
> I haven't tried any of the others on your list.
> Marsha

Hi Marsha,
There is very little data behind the use of anticonvulsants for these problems. Topamax will certainly affect eating and weight. The only one approved for use in bipolar is Lamictal--which seems to work well on the depressive side, and not as well on the manic side.

Good luck.




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