Neurontin and bipolar

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been following your thread and how are you feeling on the neurontin? is it working for you?
I oppossed this greatly and explained that to me this was a function of her discontinuance of her previous medicene (lithium) and her not taking well to the neurontin. He agreed and now she is on the lithium and seroquel (again as a temporary bridge). She also currently and historically takes 10mg of lexapro and 3mg daily of clonopin. My question is - Is Nuerontin FDA approved for bipolar disorder and is it an effective monotype therapy for the disorder?
On the 5th day I felt as if there was a lump in my throat and got the worst tremors in my face and the front of my neck. It has been pure hell. It has been an absolute nightmare. I am under the care of a Neurologist for the tremors. My dx is Pscychotropic Tremors from Neurotin. He said they will eventually go away, doesn't know how long it will take and I am on medication for them. I would listen to your pdoc.
I have tried Topamax. Now I am on Neurontin 100 mg (mood stabilizer), Celexa 20 mg (bipolar) and Effexor 37.5 mg to ween myself off of it. I have been doing a lot of research on Neurontin and all I have found are negative things about it i.e: lawsuits, how it's not supposed to be used for anything but Epilepsy etc. I am scared to keep taking it. My psychiatrist assures me that it will be fine and nothing bad will come of it, but I have talked to a different doctor and they tell me differently.
Have you been unable to take standard medication like lamotrigine, lithium, or diprovalex? Again if you google neurontin and bipolar the scientific articles aren't very positive. But whatever you do don't go off your medication until you talk to the psychiatrist. They may have reasons for putting you on these medications that I don't know about. I do know that rapid cycling bipolar is really hard to treat so if you've tried other drugs with no success he may be trying anything in the arsenal.
I have a bottle of neurontin and trying to get off tramodal. If I was to try the neurontin to ease the withdrawls from the tram, how many should I take? The doc gave me neurontin for nerve pain in my hand but I don't think it works. I want off the tramadol and I know I'm gonna feel withdrawls but if I can curb some of the pain that would be great. But still I'm repeating the cycle. Replacing one drug with another. I want to go ct, but I'm so scared.
sorry I have never heard of using neurontin for depression???? neurontin is for epilepsy and also used for nerve pain, I've used it for this for a number of years...but my pdoc prescribes other meds for antidepressants... Was this prescribed by a psychiatrist for you?
for nerve pain makes me feel high and hypomanic and fuzzy brained in a pleasant way
I started on 300mg of neurontin for bipolar disorder a week ago and was aware that another benefit is it would help with my migraines. I also take 500mg of magnesium for my headaches but I space it out so that it will not conflict with the neurontin. I had the strangest migraine last night and my aura was different and I have not suffered a headache for several months, last time being caused by Lamictil.
g., for so-called bipolar disorder. Neurontin now outsells Viagra.
The information about usage of Neurontin throughout pregnancy is of particular interest and concern. Any comments and sources of additional information would be appreciated. Thank You Follow Ups: Re: Neurontin HFHS.MD-D.E.
The information about usage of Neurontin throughout pregnancy is of particular interest and concern. Any comments and sources of additional information would be appreciated. Thank You Posted by HFHS.MD-D.E. on June 07, 1999 at 12:19:53 Dear Christine; Neurontin (Gabapentin) is indicated as adjunctive therapy (added to other anticonvulsants) in the treatment of partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. It is also used for many other neurological diseases.
So, I am kind of frustrated and worried right now.. I don't know what to do with the Neurontin; it's a vicious cycle. I want to get down to around 600mgs of it because that has always been the best dosage for me; it's effective, I don't adapt to it, and there's less cognitive dulling (I'm a math teacher). But, if it's working as a mood stabilizer, I am TERRIFIED that I will relapse into BP episodes if I drop the dosage too low.
Neurontin and Topiramate and Lithium are good for bipolar, but they are all bad when taken along with alchohol. There is a great danger of convulsions when he drinks that much and takes these kind of powerful drugs. I know the problem you are having and how difficult it is but only AA or detox and rehab. will make any difference and you are going to have to continue to work the system to get him into some sort of community rehab. program.
Medications such as Lithium, Depakote, Tegretol and Neurontin are used in the treatment of Bipolar disorder. I would think that Lithium can be helpful in controlling his mood swings. All these medications take a while before any positive effects can be noticed. If he becomes a threat to him self or others, he needs to be hospitalized. Seeing a counsellor on a regular basis in addition to the medication can be helpful Sincerely HFHS-M.D.
Neurontin, Topomax, Keppra, Trileptal, Lovaza (anti-cholesterol medication used experimentally for bipolar it works like fish oil but is an FDA approved medication) and Clonidine (which I take having exhausted all other options). Those are only the ones I've tried and am familiar with. I wouldn't reccomend one over the other but speak to your psychiatrist about any of these options (or others listed on that site which is clinically accurate).
Medication can make you do terrible things. I have a friend who is a nurse and was treated with a medication that caused her to steal drugs at work and beat her adopted child. It was Neurontin and has a class action suits from bipolar and other patients. If you google "neurontin class action," you can read about it. Wellbutrin can trigger mania in some people. It's not your fault, so I hope you are able to get beyond this stigma.
A child psychiatrist put my 15 year old daughter on Zolof for depression and anxiety and Neurontin as a mood stabilizer. When I looked it up, it said it was used as a seizure medicine and sometimes for bipolar but hadn't really been tested much for that. She's never been officially diagnosed with bipolar. She does have angry outbursts a lot over things that shouldn't be that big of a deal. In other words, she overreacts a lot.
I had gastric bypass surgery 17 months ago and lost 107 pounds but have regained 20 pounds. She took me off of Neurontin and Flexeril because of weight gain and I am in severe pain and cannot sleep. I now find out Depakote puts on weight. I have heard that Topmax helps with the weight. Any advice?
Lyrica works on the seritonin system and seritonin and bipolar can be bad news together and flip you into hypomania or mania. I found lamotrigine helped my fibromyalgia symptoms. Neurontin also helped but I stopped taking it when I started the psyc. meds. I find chinese massage helps the fatigue. It hurts like a bugger while she is doing it. I wouldn't call it relaxing, but afterwards I have much more energy than before. Too I found someone new in her practise so she only charges $30.
As for your question about the Depakote and Neurontin I have no clue.... But please do yourself a favour and cut the pills down with medical supervision... Your body and mind will thank you.... P.S. I know all to well what it's like to be numb It sucks man but you will make it man trust me...
A female relative, 81, was on lithium for two decades and had no psychiatric hospital. during that time. In 2003, she became toxic and was changed to Neurontin (300mg pm) and Exelon 1.5 mg am/pm. This occurred a month before death of husband of 50+ yrs. She did well for 6 months -was more mentally clear and focused than for sev. yrs. Lived independently. Psych. said he doubted that she had Alz, but didn't want to remove the Exelon bc she was doing so with w/the Ex./Neuron. combo.
Yesterday, I dropped in for an emergency appointment at my school's mental health office to discuss my increasingly serious suicidal ideation and what seems to be rapid cycling induced by an anti-depressant. The doctor was concerned enough that she made a full length follow-up for this morning.
m only working on day 2 without tramadol but last night I was having RLS and I took Hyland's Restful Legs (got it at walmart) and it helped instantly (they dissolve under your tongue). I am also taking the vitamins/supplements you mentioned which do help alot as well throughout my tapering but since I stopped it got worse last night. I don't know much about them except for the label says they are homeopathic and I had seen them mentioned in some posts so I thought I'd try them.
Go to the Neurontin website and look at all the ailments it's prescribed for. I was given it to withdraw from Attivan. My g/f's brother is prescribed it for phantom leg syndrome, and my friend is prescribed for bipolar disorder. I saw a 60 minutes bashing it because it is mass marketed for about 30 different ailments that are in no way connected with each other. If I were you, I would stop taking it all together.
This time upon hearing my background, my therapist feels that I have hypomania as well. I have been taking 40 celexia and 900 neurontin. The celexia begins my day the neurontin ends my evening. I guess my questions are as follows: Will neurontin take away all the ups and downs that a normal person deals with daily? Can there be periods of normal moods between the depressed state and the hypomanic state and visa versa? Can I be confusing anger that excells me with hypomania?
I found that it did not work for my Bipolar even though i was on 800mg and yes, you will need regular blood tests to check your liver and kidney function. If you are concerned about it talk to your Psychiatrist about other options. I did! It is your body and you do have control over what goes into it.
i was diagnosed with bipolar 6 years ago after a head injury and was taking zyprexa. Soon after, I was hospitalized with pancreatitis. The doctors immediatly took me off the zyprexa. Since then I have quit all alcohol and never did take drugs. I am currently taking Lexapro, but i don't feel it is what i need. I am constantly tierd, gaining weight, have constant muscle pain, especially in my feet and legs. I still suffer from mood swings, the ups and downs.
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