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Re: Neurontin?

Posted by dove on July 18, 2001, at 17:12:43

In reply to Re: SalArmy4me (neurontin)?, posted by Cass on July 18, 2001, at 0:56:48

Neurontin started with a good-vibe kick for me initially, then waned. I categorize this med's anti-anxiety effects as "subtle, gentle, and mildly smoothing." I would categorize Neurontin's anti-depressant and mood-stabilizing effects as about the same. I have gained weight since initiation, but it would be near impossible to finger Neurontin alone as the culprit. For me, Neurontin's anti-anxiety properties are probably the most significant of all its effects, but it is subtle. Note: I also take Klonopin, Serzone, Prozac, and Amitriptyline for anxiety/depression/panic.

I've gone between 900 mgs and 2400 mgs and find that 1,500 mgs seem to work best. However, I'm on a six (6) med cocktail and almost everything I take interacts with each other (this is a planned choice not an oversight.). When I go over 1,800 mgs. I get massive carb cravings, which could be a side-effect from the increased availability of either of my SSRI's. So, no help there I guess.

Neurontin is also used as a pain killer for certain types of pain (Neural?). It has been very useful for patients suffering from Shingles. And it doesn't cause Epilepsy! Someone can have a seizure for a myriad of reasons, including cold-turkey withdrawal from anti-seizure meds, mood-stabilizing meds, CNS stimulants, anti-depressants, ect... They may also have a seizure as a reaction to certain external situations, certain flashing light's frequencies, very low blood sugar. I am almost 100% positive that Neurontin absolutely cannot *give* someone Epilepsy!

And meds work different for every person, no way to predict with absolute certainty how this med will work for you. Best of Luck!!!





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