Neurontin and trazadone

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Trazadone is an SARI antidepressant.. It is sedating and thus frequently prescribed for sleep for those who have insomnia with anxiety/depression. You can take during the day but it is sedating and you should use with care until you know it's daytime effects. Let me know how you make out if you decide to use it. Has your neurologist ever recommended neurontin or lyrica?
He wants me to take 100 mg neurontin and 100 mg trazadone for three nights. I am doing it slower. Is it normal to feel funny sweaty and shaky during the day? I am having a hard time functioning.
It would help me to feel better if I knew that it was rare and about what % of patients taking Vistaril and Trazadone for 7 weeks (Vistaril), to 4 months (Trazadone), get TD or BEB from it. My psychiatric nurse practitioner said that it is not common with those drugs & that she hasn't seen it happen from them in her 38 years of practice. She said it mainly happened from the psychotrophics used long-tem. Would you agree with that?
they both work on nerve pain such as sciatica that radiates down the thighs and legs.
But, I read about botox injections and something else ....with medications that I am avoiding. For the moment, I take neurontin, and lamotrigine. And I was on morphine patches which I decided to stop. The doctor prescibed Trazadone which will help me sleep But, it is unfriendly to tardive dyskinesia;so, I plan to stop it as well......I appreciate your answering. It is hell.... At times, I feel so low that hope to die. Oh, I forgot: I am taking vit.
5mg of Effexor ER, 200mg of Lamictal, 60 mg of Buspar, 1200 mg of Neurontin, 600mg of Seroquel and .5 mg of Xanax ER as needed. I feel better than I ever had in my life, but the only problem I have now is excessive weight gain--about 30 lbs. I am currently 5'7 and 188 lbs. I want to get my weight down to 160 lbs. As a New Year's resolution I have been working out between 30-60 minutes 5 days a week combining cardio and weight training.
I have been trying neurontin 100mg and trazadone 50mg since coming off of opiates 8 a day for the past year and a half. Unfortunately, I have been taking the trazadone for a long time, the no sleeping is abig trigger for me, lack of energy afterward. I want to stay off of opiates, it about killed me to get off of them and yes I go to meetings, any suggestions.
Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
Yes, I will do that, thanks. I am also on 600 mgs of Neurontin nightly. And the pain does get so severe that it is the pain that distracts. It's as if I reach a threshold and keel over what I cannot stand. I find it hard to keep on my feet or get out of a chair. My mind goes numb. I just want to go to sleep. I did find a solution for my annular tears (seat belt injury.) I just have to put the lidoderm patch in the right spot, and those spots seem mighty small and easy to miss.
Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
I will take one for a long time until it is no longer effective, then rotate to the next etc, etc, etc. For brake through pain I rotate back and forth from Norco or Perecet. I have taken Neurontin, Trazadone, anti-depressants, various muscle relaxants. I have had several injection for shoulder and hip pain. I have a TENS for electrical Nerve Stimulation. I have tried warm water and PT, heating pads and should buy stock in good old Ben Gay. I vist Hot Springs as often as possible.....
I am 31 and have been diagnosed with RSD/CRPS and it is very painful and it all started with a football injury in High School. I am trying to see what other people with the same condition are receiving for treatment and it is working for them. I am currently on 40mg Oxycontin 3times a day and Oxycodone imm realease 30mg 3 times a day, Baclofen 10mg 4 times a day, tramadol 50mg 6 a day, Vitamins of all kinds, testosterone injection once a week, Naproxen 3times a day, Trazadone 150mg at bedtime.
It did not help with the low back/leg pain, so my Doctor put me on Oxycontin, Lortab, Neurontin, Wellbutrin, Lunesta, Soma, Zanaflex, and Trazadone. I have been taking these for 7 years. The Oxy is 320mg daily, Lortab 10/500 3 times daily. My Doctor just moved to New York, and I am having a hard time replacing him because no area Doctors want to continue writing these prescriptions even though I have my medical records that outline the endless procedures I have been through.
Am currently taking, Neurontin, Celebrex, Cymbalta, a muscle relaxer, Trazadone. Have intermintent periods of dizziness and loss of balance. Had a problem with WPW. My main problem is chronic pain, docs say it is fibromyalgia but they don't know why the brain lesions. Can the brain lesions be related to pain. Could they be the causing factor? I live in a rural area in northern MN and am not really confident in the health care up here. Any suggestions?
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
In the last 10 years I've been on just about every SSRI, Luvox, Prozac, Celexa, Effexor, plus Topamax, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Depakote, Lithium, and Neurontin for the bipolar (I question that diagnosis, but...). Never tried Zoloft (induces hypomania) or MAOI's or tricyclics, we considered electric shock during a bad year. I looked up the "Cymbalta" you mentioned, that does 2 neurotransmitters, serotonin and norepinephrine, so more side effects. Lexapro only affects serotonin.
I'm on high doses of effexor and neurontin, which have done wonders for me, and I don't have sleep issues ALL the time like I did at first, but it comes in spells, and it's absolutely miserable. I've been as long as 4 days with no sleep, and it was actually PAINFUL. And what it does to my mind worries me to death. I used to be so capable. Now I can't even focus and I forget common words and names. I could draw a dividing line in my lifeline between who I was, and who I am now.
I had alot of trouble with pain (still struggle with it 2 months post tx) and found a combination of Neurontin 1200-1400 mg/day and Oxycodone 15mg/day to be helpful. The Neurontin helps with nerve pain from peripheral neuropathy. If your husband has pain from nerve damage, then this might help. I take two 300mg doses during the day and 600 at night. In combination with the Oxycodone, the night dose makes me very sleepy. I finished my 96 wks of Pegasys at the end of November.
it's hard to know how each medication is going to react with your body chemistry. Gabapentin and Neurontin are the same med- you are correct. Neurontin is the brand name. I found Gabapentin and Lyrica to be very similar, but Lyrica is stronger at lower doses. I have tried Cymbalta as well and didn't like it. I had trouble with my GI system. I had diarrhea the whole time I was on it and I became incredibly depressed.
None of them regulated my sleep cycle and made things worse for me.. Neurontin and 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.
Your Doc was right. Trazadone is a MAOI(bunch of big words) and serves as an antidepressant. In lower doseages, it is quite sedative. Like yourself, after I got off the pills was paranoid about taking anything for sleep; well my doc (that has been a alife-long friend) convinced me it was safe. I've been taking it on and off for about 10 months, and am very happy with it. It definately gets me to sleep(with just 50 mgs) rapidly, however it only keeps me asleep for about 4-5 hours.
Am currently taking, Neurontin, Celebrex, Cymbalta, a muscle relaxer, Trazadone. Have intermintent periods of dizziness and loss of balance. Had a problem with WPW. My main problem is chronic pain, docs say it is fibromyalgia but they don't know why the brain lesions. Can the brain lesions be related to pain. Could they be the causing factor?
Every doc wants me to take something different. Saw my Phychiatrist today & she took me off Trazadone & Topamax and told me to stick with Neurontin and Doxepin. I am just so confused and frustrated. After testing at the Pelvic Pain Clinic the Neurologist came up with Bladder Dysfunction, Small Fiber Neuropathy, and Autonomic Neuropathy. I found this out from my PCP. I was at the Pain Clinic on Jan 25th and was never told anything or to come back.
I am now prescribed .5mg xanax 2times a day 20 mg of valium at bed time along with lexapro and trazadone (if needed). I am also prescribed 100mg neurontin 3 times per day in between the xanax to help with withdrawal symptoms. Is this a safe cocktail and is it hard to get off neurontin?
In other words, I can't move or sit or stand, and I feel like I am between a rock and a hard place. I take Neurontin, Nortriptylene, Trazadone, pain killers and muscle relaxers for my pain. I go to physical therapy in a warm pool three times a week. I can barely make it from my car to the supermarket, where I need an electric scooter to get around the store. I am in the process of purchasing an electric scooter and am nearly totally disabled and almost housebound.
But I’m still stuttering and my back and legs are still hurting. They sent me home with 5 new meds and I really don’t have any faith in them because I was taking them while I was there and felt nothing. They also still haven’t told me what type of MS I have. The only good thing or weird thing that happened while I was there was that they said that they didn’t think I was diabetic. That’s right they said not diabetic.
I am bipolar and have ADD. I started off on celxa(depression), neurontin(anxiety), trazadone(sleep), Lamictal(bipolar), aderrall(ADD) and Xanax(panic attacks. When I decided to go on a diet my regular doctor added phentermine. I worked with my losing 30 lbs. But you would think that it would make you happy, wrong. I tAdderall because I think it my because some of the anxiety. My problem is I can't stop them. I feel like I f'n addicted again. I use to be a major coke and Percocet taker.
I went to the ER and they looked at me like I was crazy or drunk( I don't drink). I finally got home and took some ativan, Darvocet and the Neurontin they gave me, and then layed in the tub crying for 17 hours. I finally fell asleep from exhaustion. I went to my doctor and he said I may of had Lupus, Fibro, Rhuematoid Arthritis, Neuropathy, or 6 other things I can't pronounce.
) I am taking 300mg of trazadone to sleep (and for depression, plus 40 mg of Prozac), Neurontin 900 mg for back and joint pain and was give a script for two weeks of hydrocodone 7.5/350 for pain and to prepare my brain for methadone. I am still in pain and very confused, blurred vision, uncoordinated and very, very drowsy and lethargic. I will stop taking the hydrocodone and am assuming the neurotin AFTER I begin the methadone.
i will not improve without sleep. i am going to my thyroid doc today. maybe he can give me some trazadone and parafone for muscle cramps. my arms feel like they are tightening up every day.
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