Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 837314

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Lyrica To Feel Socialable

Posted by bulldog2 on June 30, 2008, at 13:14:00

Currently need around two doses of neurontin at 1200 each for a total of 2400 to feel sociable so i can function and feel good at a party. Sometimes have gone up to 3600. Only use it a couple times a week.

Now I know lyrica is stronger so could anyone estimate how much i might need to get that nice lyrica social buzz that I have heard about.

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable bulldog2

Posted by IAMtheWalrus on June 30, 2008, at 14:10:17

In reply to Lyrica To Feel Socialable, posted by bulldog2 on June 30, 2008, at 13:14:00

> Currently need around two doses of neurontin at 1200 each for a total of 2400 to feel sociable so i can function and feel good at a party. Sometimes have gone up to 3600. Only use it a couple times a week.
>
> Now I know lyrica is stronger so could anyone estimate how much i might need to get that nice lyrica social buzz that I have heard about.

I've been on Lyrica for 2 years and i love it. First of all i recommend that you only take it 2 days a week as to not build up a tolerance to it. I would say initially 600mgs. wold give you that 'buzz' you are talking about...than you might have to take a higher dose to get the desired effect. Lyrica is WAY better than Neurontin in my opinion. I was on high dose neurontin for years and never really noticed any positive effects from it. Lyrica rocks, i encourage you to try it.


-W

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable

Posted by bulldog2 on June 30, 2008, at 15:15:03

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable bulldog2, posted by IAMtheWalrus on June 30, 2008, at 14:10:17

> > Currently need around two doses of neurontin at 1200 each for a total of 2400 to feel sociable so i can function and feel good at a party. Sometimes have gone up to 3600. Only use it a couple times a week.
> >
> > Now I know lyrica is stronger so could anyone estimate how much i might need to get that nice lyrica social buzz that I have heard about.
>
> I've been on Lyrica for 2 years and i love it. First of all i recommend that you only take it 2 days a week as to not build up a tolerance to it. I would say initially 600mgs. wold give you that 'buzz' you are talking about...than you might have to take a higher dose to get the desired effect. Lyrica is WAY better than Neurontin in my opinion. I was on high dose neurontin for years and never really noticed any positive effects from it. Lyrica rocks, i encourage you to try it.
>
>
> -W

Take 600 at one time? Does that last all day? If I only took it two days a week would I be able to stay on 600 mg?

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable bulldog2

Posted by IAMtheWalrus on June 30, 2008, at 17:40:47

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable, posted by bulldog2 on June 30, 2008, at 15:15:03

> > > Currently need around two doses of neurontin at 1200 each for a total of 2400 to feel sociable so i can function and feel good at a party. Sometimes have gone up to 3600. Only use it a couple times a week.
> > >
> > > Now I know lyrica is stronger so could anyone estimate how much i might need to get that nice lyrica social buzz that I have heard about.
> >
> > I've been on Lyrica for 2 years and i love it. First of all i recommend that you only take it 2 days a week as to not build up a tolerance to it. I would say initially 600mgs. wold give you that 'buzz' you are talking about...than you might have to take a higher dose to get the desired effect. Lyrica is WAY better than Neurontin in my opinion. I was on high dose neurontin for years and never really noticed any positive effects from it. Lyrica rocks, i encourage you to try it.
> >
> >
> > -W
>
> Take 600 at one time? Does that last all day? If I only took it two days a week would I be able to stay on 600 mg?

Yes, yes and yes. It works for me, but as you know everybody's different. You could split the dose 300mgs AM, and 300 PM...but you won't get the buzz doing it like this. But, if your new to Lyrica, splitting the dose might not be a bad idea. Most Docs won't start you on this high of a dose..probably start you on about 2-300mgs. I have taken Lyrica megadoses and it feels great, but i now take it only as directed. Good luck, let me know how it goes for you.

-W

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable IAMtheWalrus

Posted by Phillipa on July 1, 2008, at 0:55:16

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable bulldog2, posted by IAMtheWalrus on June 30, 2008, at 17:40:47

I know someone who takes 25mg for anxiety heard that the high doses are very stimulating. Write me I'll tell you more. Phillipa ps my feet hurt.

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable

Posted by bulldog2 on July 1, 2008, at 15:34:48

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable IAMtheWalrus, posted by Phillipa on July 1, 2008, at 0:55:16

> I know someone who takes 25mg for anxiety heard that the high doses are very stimulating. Write me I'll tell you more. Phillipa ps my feet hurt.

Kisses on your feet to sooth them my dear Phillipa.

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable bulldog2

Posted by Phillipa on July 1, 2008, at 19:50:11

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable, posted by bulldog2 on July 1, 2008, at 15:34:48

Still need a pedicure and massage. Tonight? Love Phillipa

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable

Posted by bulldog2 on July 2, 2008, at 16:01:20

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable bulldog2, posted by Phillipa on July 1, 2008, at 19:50:11

> Still need a pedicure and massage. Tonight? Love Phillipa

yes tonight...massage followed by a nice pedicure and than some sole kisses

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable

Posted by Crotale on July 4, 2008, at 11:38:09

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable IAMtheWalrus, posted by Phillipa on July 1, 2008, at 0:55:16

I'm curious about Lyrica too. Can't take it now (with ECT) but am considering trying it at some point. I didn't find Neurontin very helpful at all but have heard Lyrica is good for anxiety. True?

-Crotale

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable

Posted by bulldog2 on July 5, 2008, at 11:23:05

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable, posted by Crotale on July 4, 2008, at 11:38:09

> I'm curious about Lyrica too. Can't take it now (with ECT) but am considering trying it at some point. I didn't find Neurontin very helpful at all but have heard Lyrica is good for anxiety. True?
>
> -Crotale

I've found that neurontin taken twice a week has an ad and anti-anxiety effect. After that I build a tolerance. So i keep it to two times. Since I've heard that lyrica is much better that has made me curious about it's effects. only thing is the sides are supposed to be much worse. Won't take any med that puts on weight.

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable Crotale

Posted by IAMtheWalrus on July 5, 2008, at 13:53:43

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable, posted by Crotale on July 4, 2008, at 11:38:09

> I'm curious about Lyrica too. Can't take it now (with ECT) but am considering trying it at some point. I didn't find Neurontin very helpful at all but have heard Lyrica is good for anxiety. True?
>
> -Crotale

Yes, it is true. Unfortunately if you take it every day you build up tolerance-in other words it's still working but you don't get that nice 'sociable feeling'.

-W

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable

Posted by dcruik518 on July 8, 2008, at 20:05:39

In reply to Lyrica To Feel Socialable, posted by bulldog2 on June 30, 2008, at 13:14:00

On of the reasons you may need such high doses of neurontin to feel sociable is that the drug is not very stable or consistent as you go higher in the dose. My guess is that you'd need less Lyrica that Neurontin. Also higher doses are sedating, not stimulating.

 

Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable

Posted by bulldog2 on July 11, 2008, at 15:45:37

In reply to Re: Lyrica To Feel Socialable, posted by dcruik518 on July 8, 2008, at 20:05:39

> On of the reasons you may need such high doses of neurontin to feel sociable is that the drug is not very stable or consistent as you go higher in the dose. My guess is that you'd need less Lyrica that Neurontin. Also higher doses are sedating, not stimulating.

I know you need less but I heard heard ratios of neurotin to lyrica potency varying from 1:4 to 1:10..Trying to gauge a good starting point.


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