Neurontin and dopamine

Common Questions and Answers about Neurontin and dopamine


I have rapid cycling bipolar as well as post traumatic stress disorder. He has me on Xanax for anxiety, Zoloft <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Neurontin for mood stabilizer. Can anyone tell me what they think of Neurontin and if it words? I am very intrigued to know if I am on a good medicine or if this isn't good. I don't go back to him for 3 weeks.
I have a bottle of neurontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
(We all now this as RLS or as I call it Restless Body Syndrome, but I was not aware some of the meds I was taking during w/d were adding to it.) Akathisa is one of the most common and distressing medication-induced side effects. There are many medications that can cause akathisia, but the medication classes below are well know to produce akathisia as a possible side effect.
Neuropathic pain (pain coming from nerves) may result. Treatment for neuropathic pain includes neurontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lyrica, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> medications such as elavil (which is an antidepressant but has actually been found to be helpful with neuropathic pain as well). Another condition that can cause twitches and cramps of the foot, particularly at night, is restless legs syndrome. Usually patients with this complain of aching sensations in the calves with or without creeping/crawling feelings.
A knowledgeable person like ILADVOCATE and with whom i corresponded 2 years now not only read views from the internet sites but thousands of articles (scientific) on bipolarity and came to conclusion that the main features of BP are deficiency of GABA and fluctuations of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dopamine</span> level (high in mania, low in depression).. So he is taking gabapentin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> baclofen for GABA <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> seligiline to boost dopamine level (in depressive phase).
I always think I can go off pills and that I don't need them, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then someone can say something that irritates me, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I get so pissed. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it usually only lasts for a minute or two, but it's like I turn in to Linda Blair from the exorcist.. I was thinking that maybe I just need to take the Lamictal and not take the celexa since the lamictal is weight neutral.. Does anyone taking Lamictal think it will work for my mood swings?
Unfortunately testing for this is not available to patients-it is sadly reserved for pharmaceutical companies for research <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> development of more anti-depressants <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> psychiatric drugs. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dopamine</span>, Acetylcholine, GABA and Serotonin are the brains main Neurotransmitters and any deficiencies in these can impact behavior, concentration, memory pain, perception, organs and contribute to a myriad of health issues.
I'm really interested in Wellbutrin now for sure. I thought it was a downer. I like that it affects <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dopamine</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> epinephrine, like amphetamines, where Strattera only effects epinepherine (but I have to say, it's only been one day of a good feeling, but I think I now like where the Strattera is going). All the forums for Well say it's a downer or a very unhuman feeling, but people have said the latter about amphetamines.
The treatment is to increase the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dopamine</span> levels (for example with a medication called requip) or it may be treated with neurontin, which is used to treat neuropathic pain. Other conditions that can cause unctonrollable movement that may need more urgent evaluation are limb-shaking TIA’s (which are mini-strokes caused by decreased blood flow to the brain) or seizure. You should follow up with your primary care doctor to discuss your symptoms.
For instance BP makes pts have fatigue on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> off due to fluctuations in their <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dopamine</span>. So you feel exhausted but then suddenly you feel alive etc... depression is one for instance. i bet escitalopram called also lexapro or cipralex for the brand must help, also lamotrigine got some AD properties. Make sure you are not anemic or perhaps your family is so demanding that you feel exhausted.
Personally I have kind of dropped off of it because I feel it makes me MORE groggy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> withdrawn than helping. But then I am disgusted with feeling so tired <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in pain BUT I'm not depressed about it at all. It's a nuisance but expected and I try to look at it that way. I hope you find the answers that you need. when I was new I posted questions so fast and furiously it was beyond words. You've come to the right place. Nobody ever seems to mind and they are just SO helpful!
None of them regulated my sleep cycle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> made things worse for me.. Neurontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> melatonin are absolutely the best for me. I sleep eight hours, wake up refreshed, and ready to go. With the other medications, I would wake up depressed because my sleep was off and it would cause me to cycle again. I will echo the suggestions of other folks around here; take a closer look into mood stabilizers and past the ADs.
I have it right now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> can barely sit still! I had all blood work done <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my iron <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> other mineral levels are fine! Here are the meds I am currently taking: Depakote (750 mg); Klonopin (0.25 mg), METHADONE (yes, methadone for the RLS; 30 mg a day), NEURONTIN (for the RLS, 2400 mg a day), Ambien (10 mg a day). I have tried every dopamine agonist on the planet and I developed severe augmentation! I will not try them again, as they only made my RLS worse.
He was cycling between being completely manic and running around to stopping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> crying <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> saying he wanted to die. I called the pdoc who said to call the police <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have him admitted to the hospital. He was then diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He was also placed on Seroquel, which helped immensely. My question is a lot of the behaviors he had when he was younger were consistent with bipolar disorder. Are bipolar disorder and temporal lobe seizure disorder related?
Hello, I've had years and years of chronic neck/shoulder/head pain. I had anterior fusion C5&6 & C6&7....after years and years of doctors and being on neurontin I went to an endocrinologist because my blood sugars were whacked (high and low)....she referred me to Stanford after an abnormal blood test revealed i had high levels of IGF-1 growth hormone. Stanford says I have acromegaly. I've been started on low dose of dopamine (cabergoline) and my neck pain has gotten worse.
So I dug up some more info that I wanna share ... in case you are dying of curiousity. Or need more info like I do. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http***;read=3179 not just for breakfast anymore Posted By: mkny Date: Friday, 21 October 2005, at 3:53 a.m.
I tried to search using those key words both on this site <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> elsewhere, but I want to find an article that my doctor will take seriously. If there are challenges that might be being missed in my routine screening of the thyroid, I want to address them. I am basically not functioning. The sweating has started again and also my movement is out of control. These things seem to be related to my thyroid replacement.
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The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> occasional moments of nausea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
the body sensed u were feeding it from an outside source so it reduced its production//the body is a finely balanced organism//but ur twitching and jerking will pass Theres an article in the health pages on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dopamine</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> addiction/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> one on RLS as well...the health pages r full of the left of ur screen under DISCUSSION Peeps use compression to help...
I am currently being treated with Neurontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Estazolam. While this medication certainly has helped me since before being treated I could hardly function due to sleep deprivation & now can hold a job, I find Klonopin keeps surfacing in my research. I do have some nights I still struggle with & have some days I am excessively fatigued in the afternoon. My questions are: 1. What is the difference between Neurontin & Klonopin? 2.
I have facial neuralgia and nerve pain consistent with post herpetic neuralgia <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I also had piercing neck <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> shoulder pain, the neurontin helped all of this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the Lyrica did nothing for it, especially the facial neuralgia. Plus the Lyrica made me gain weight. These doctors push the new meds all the time and the old ones works just fine, sometimes better. I must caution you that there is no miracle pill that will put you back to normal.
Hello, I read most of what you wrote, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the replies. I am suffering from Paxil, Neurontin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Seraqual. I stopped taking those meds in Sept of 2005. I had been taking them for 4 almost 5 years. I kept gaining weight, They kept blaming my thyriod it wasn't that. It was the meds of course. I kep suffering from cronic muscle fatigue. I weighed in at 400 lbs by the time I got off the meds and could barely walk. Today I am at 211.
they twitch <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> jerk all day long..the meds they take are on r <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dopamine</span> enhancers like levadopa..this is a terminal condition and addiction is not as ur brain will catch up soon..exercise releases perhaps that is why those who exercise do not have this as often as those who do not...
pts also are restless meaning higher <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dopamine</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the AP\s reduce on the contrary the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dopamine</span>. I don't understand here !! If one accepts the fact that the illness is a spectrum from depression extreme left to schiz.. extreme right the with higher dopamine one tends to become psychotic so moving also then with the AP;s this is reduced!! NOT increased but as you said (accepted by psych) that with AP's there is a motor activity!!
alll in all///narctoics r not the DOC for rls..
I looked up to the sky the other day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> asked for forgiveness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> help...couldn't think of anything else to do....since then i,ve had a few good things happen that have given me a glimmer of hope. I,ve drawn up a plan with headers....debt managment, how to get back into employment, restoring social networks, addiction management....i,m due to be evicted on mon but i,ve now see a lawyer who is trying to intervene and stop it going ahead....
Since it is keeping you up have you had a lot of exercise during the day? I have muscle fatigue <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> get that too especially when I first day down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> for about an hour afterwards. It is possible that your potassium could be low. Be sure to hydrate and get enough potassium.
Chunk there is hardly anyone on line right now here, so you might have to wait. I don't have a lot of knowledge about Neurontin, the rest of the meds sound pretty intense to be taking all at the same time imo, but I am not really qualified to answer fully. these are all prescribed by the same doctor? if not, is there one doctor who knows your complete medical history?