Neurontin for panic attacks

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I am going to see my primary doc on 6/13/11 for severe anxiety/ panic attacks. I would like to know what anxiety meds I should AVOID while taking the neurontin? Thanks to all who answer.
I do not have any experience with Neurontin. However, I have had experience with panic attacks. I would certainly hope that your doctor with your help, could find a medication that works for you and does not cause panic attacks. Over what time span did you try the other AP? I am sorry you are going through this and I am glad you are able to work through your panic attacks but I would certainly hope you do not have to put up with panic attacks to remain stable.
yes, Neurontin is for seizures, pain, anti-anxiety. It gives some tiredness but is a very usefull drug to control seizures. I am going back on it to control my seizures. The Klonopin is not enough.
At home, the basic technique is to space out the pills you take on a consistent manner until you take only one at night, then half at night, than every other night and then none. See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. and Clonidine for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations.
neurontin for the most part is a safe drug ,however for a while they were using to treat bi polar disorder ,then they found out it really never work in BP patients turns out pharmaceutical companies paid for positive results it was quite the scandal . In the process BP patients were suffering cuz there meds did not work .
My doctor prescribed it for my neuropathy, I remember trying to take it in the past and having trouble but I thought I'd try again for him. I also take Tramodol for pain but doc cut me way back on that, thus my problem. I have Hep c, cirrosis, heart disease, diabetes, CAD< PAD, neuropathy, and I suspect either fibro or arthitis, I still go to work everyday so I need to be alert. My tramodol was working just fine for ten years but then got a doc who wanted to mess with things! I also take ..
I started out on zoloft and xanax for my panic attacks and anxiety. I took the xanax for a year, and my dr wanted me to get off of it. He put me on Neurontin. 500 mg total a day with the zoloft. WOW, it works! I'm of the xanax and feel better than I have in a year or so. I recommend neurotin to people, strongly!! Any comments from people? ***@**** feel free to ask me any questions, i know how panic and anxiety sucks!!!
Basically, I was being treated for panic attacks, and ended up with constant anxiety, stifling depression, huge anticipatory anxiety, and worse phobia problems. Because my then psychiatrist never told me about withdrawal and never did what he should have done, which was put me back on Paxil and taper even more slowly than the six week taper he used, I just was left to suffer and had to figure out what happened on the internet.
Neurontin is a safe and effective treatment for pain. There are many patients with painful neruopathy who use Neurontin for many years. Typically the side-effects include sedation, dizziness, and imbalance. Therefore, I do not see a problem with you continuing with Neurontin use, as long as you are tolerating the previously mentioned side effects.
I have been on Percocet for 10 years and then was taking Ultram to not have withdrawal but after reading all the horror stories on here about Ultram, I tried the Neurontin. I have been on it for 3 days and no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. I am shocked. I heard it is not addictive either so I'm staying on it for a week or two and then stopping to see if the Perc are out of my system.
I have mitral valve prolapse with regurgitation and dysautonomia. I have frequent panic attacks and they seem to be increasing each year. This makes everyday activities very difficult. I get afraid to check email or phone messages because it could cause me to lose it. Main Problem. 1-3 times a month and lately more often I have panic/rage attacks. They can involve psychosis in that I may hear people say things that they didn't say (maybe, or they are lying) I also do not think rationally.
I also had a BAD reaction to Neurontin (panic attacks). If you had a bad reaction, I would cease the medication. Is there a doc on call for yours? If so, I would contact him/her.
Hi, So as I am daily struggling with panic attacks and anxiety attacks that have me on the verge of going to the ER a few times a week, I have been forced to rely on benzos almost every day. I have been suffering from panic disorder for at least 17 years and it is so bad right now I am becoming agoraphobic. Over the years, I have only taken xanax when i was on the verge of an attack-- about .25 to .75 and that would normally help. Never used them daily.
They told me to take it 3 times a day wether I needed it or not because it takes time to build up in your system to block panic attacks. I took it for a few days and it made me too tired to function taking care of my 3 children. If you think you need it try it just be careful. As you know I too have your fear of meds. I have the xanax from my psych where I just got home from and I only take it as needed. I have went 2 weeks w/o any until today.
, i also have a past history of diagnosed anorexia and bulimia, bipolar,depression and panic disorder. I am also on lamictal for bipolar and xanax for panic attacks. my resting heart rate has been going up to 130 when on adderall, which is kinda weird because i'm a dancer,i used to dance 5 days away at my studio and about 15 hours a week. i haven't been dancing as much lately though because of my depression.
Why did a doctor prescribe it for you? You never stated why you were taking it. I find neurontin to be great for me--I take it to deal with high anxiety and potential siezures.
5 mg. of Klonopn per day. Had new flare ups of GAD and panic attacks. My present doctor hates benzos and has put me on 10 mg. of buspar 3 times a day and 40 mg. of celexa. for the sleep he has given me 300 mg. of neurontin per day. When I am stable we will wean me off the klonopin. This scares me and he has no plan on how to do it. Also tardive dyskenisia scares me with long term use of Buspar. SSRI's never worked by themselves before and they cause sleep disturbance. Any advice??
After 4 months at 2 mg a day, it's stop working and I start having what I call rebound anxiety, I had a lot of panic attacks for no reason, was not able to do public speech at school, wasn't able to walk alone in the streets or take the metro or the bus, so I called my Doc at the time and he said that I had rebound anxiety because my brain was used now to the med, so he increase my dose to 4 mg a day!!! The panic attacks stop and I was feeling just ok, like before I started the benzo med...
I was prescribed vicodin and neurontin for back pain and sciatica. I also have flexiral and ativan for panic attacks. I seem to have all the ingredients to help the withdrawals but I dont know when to take the neurontin for the w/d's. They make me very tired. I have a busy schedule, I dont work but I am helping raise my graddaughter and she is the light of my life.
I agree with Tjalsma, Paxil worked wonders for me. Since going on the Paxil I've had no more anxiety or panic attacks, not one. However I'm now off because I'm pregnant but it worked well for me. Neurontin which you now take is not the best choice IMHO.
Around 2 months into this chemical induced nightmare, I began to feel empty, way worse than I have ever felt. My life felt bleak, meaningless, and black. I began having these panic attacks where I would feel like I was literally going crazy and possibly dying, hyperventilating and full of fear and paranoia, powerlessness. Eventually one happed bad enough where I actually felt like I wanted to die. I've never even been depressed in my whole life to where that'd even cross my mind!
so i will tell my doc at my next appointment that i am willing to give the neurontin a try...thanks again for your help with this. i do take a multi vitamin daily but are there any specifically tailored to help fibro sufferers? also i suffer from severe depression on occasion...i am almost always depressed, but the severity seems to come and go, also social anxiety disorder, which has led to panic attacks in public (how embarrassing...) which has in turn developed into agoraphobia.
Really all I really want to know is since Im already taking a benzo for genralized anxiety/panic attacks, would it be a wise choice to try klonopin out and see if I could get some nerve pan relief along with anxiety relief, kinda of killing two birds with one stone. Again I know that there are many other first line medicines for nerve pain that most of whcih Ive tried, neurontin, lyrica, amitrypilline, acupuncture and some others, but I dont want to go use any sort of opiate for pain.
still feeling the depression off and on, but luckily not experiencing the panic attacks. I was put on Depakote and Neurontin immediately, and am now just starting to come off of the Neurontin. Speaking in terms of physical withdrawl, nothing bad has happened to me other than an extremely annoying tingling arms/pins and needles and sensitivity to sounds. Anyone else know what I am referring to?
I think thats when xanax first came on the medication list for anxiety or panic attacks. I am now up to 3 mg. a day. Sooooo addicted. I have tried soooo many times to get off these things. I am now going to be 56 years old. I get so tired of making sure I have just enough to last the month before my next dr. visit. I have tried calling my insurance co. to go into detox but I guess you have to be an alchoholic to get in. Disgusted!
Hi I use Pregabalin at the moment along with Mirtazipine and find that it helps with my anxiety. I was prescribed it for panic attacks and insomnia at the moment I'm on the lowest dose of 50mg and when I don't take it I have big panic attacks and don't sleep. I just found out today that it is a popular bipolar treatment where I'm from.
I suffer from depression, bipolar and panic attacks. I am on Celexa, Nuerontin,Lamictal,Trazedone,and on occasion Xanax. Four months ago I went on a diet and have lost 28 lbs. It came off real fast the first two months and has went slow since then. I was just wondering if the medicine is one of the reasons.
1) benzo's are very addictive 2) after awhile one will require more 3) benzo' s have a withdrawl that can be bad, if you do not taper correctly 4) benzo's can actually (give a panic attact) if the level in your system drops! 5) most benzo's are for short term use only. I only can speak for myself but I have been doing alot of work to get back to my everyday life. I take .25 mg tid ( 3 x's a day) and really work on not taking more. I know that working with my psych.
I was given desipramine to see if it would have effects on pain and Ambien so I can sleep through night without waking in pain. However, the desipramine began to give me what I can only guess are panic attacks so I stopped usage after 2 weeks. Ambien does help with quality of sleep. It feels WONDERFUL to finally sleep again. I still wake up periodically in the middle of the night, but nearly as often. I'm grateful for small favors.
are anxiety, panic attacks, crying all side effects of stopping neurontin cold turkey?
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