Paxil and neurontin

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I'm not sure neurontin would help me, I have so much wrong with my nervous system thanks to the extreme reaction to tapering off Paxil and an incompetent shrink. I've read neurontin is really hard on the stomach, that changing doses can make you really anxious, which is my largest problem, that it poops out quickly, and it causes memory loss. Any thoughts?
My psychiatrist is thinking about it for my anxiety, since nothing is working since a terrible and weird and untreated Paxil withdrawal four years ago. And to the poster, she says it's okay to take with klonopin, if that's any help, since I'm on klonopin and asked her about that.
Are you taking DMD's? I am sure the anxiety from the Neurontin and Lexapro is a side effect of those meds. If you are on DMD's that can increase the negative effects on our mentality. I would definately talk more with your Dr. The sad thing is...usually their answer is more meds. I am definately not an expert, but do you do any sort of yoga or tai chi? Those are very relaxing exercises where even just the breathing can bring great relaxation. Hope the Dr has great answers for you.
I had a very odd reaction to stopping Paxil over three and a half years ago, and I've never gotten over what happened. Basically, I was being treated for panic attacks, and ended up with constant anxiety, stifling depression, huge anticipatory anxiety, and worse phobia problems.
Thanks lynn but I have already tried neurontin and lyrica and cymbala,zoloft,prozac,celexa.lexapro,amitriptyline,trazodone,effexor,paxil,nortipyline,lamicital,and ,etc...I know there is more just cant think of them right now but I have tried them all....sometimes I just dont know if its the thing for my body and maybe I am doing it more harm than good by staying on it....but I will continue on for a while....my biggest thiing right now is the dizziness,headaches and not wantig to go outside...
i to suffer from panic/anxiety for the last 10 yrs. I use to take paxil and xanax now i take zoloft and xanax. I take klonopin at night before bed Xanax only when i need it to work right away. T he Dr. would like me off both Klonopine and xanax but im scared to. What exactly is this drug Neurontin and are there side effects Thanks for your help.
He cannot sleep with regularity and rants and raves non-stop. He has a good psychiatrist and is on neurontin and i s not diganosed with any other severe DSM-IV diagnostic disorder. He is trying small amounts of xanax and very small dosages of vicodin, which gives him relief for 3 hours at a time. He does not want to take more drugs to complicate this situation or become addicted. He is not taking these medications in large dosages and has only been taking them for a week.
I know of people who take Paxil and won't try anything else. Trust your body and weigh the pros/cons of each and decide which is best for you. Just remember, give each medication at least 4-6 weeks to take its full effect.
She was loosely diagnosed as having GAD possibly with mild bouts of Depression. She was prescribed Paxil 40mg, and had been taking it for about 1.5 years. She has done very well with the Paxil. She was certainly functioning before the medication, and the medication has only helped her to become more centered, grounded and effective day to day. She went to the Doctor for a checkup and to get a refill for the Paxil.....NOT to complain about problems with the Paxil.
I've been using Cymbalta with good results for a couple of years now. Originally I was on Cymbalta and Paxil. My PMP moved me off the Paxil and increased the Cymbalta dosage. The Cymbalta does a good job on my mood, fibro pain and abdominal pain. All nerve issues. But it does make my nauseated. Not a big deal because of my abdominal adhesions, nausea is pretty much a constant in my life anyway. I keep a Rx of phenergan and use them daily. I tried neurontin.
From what I've read about neurontin, it is more for pain or anit-seizure than fasciculations. I have no pain except an occasional cramp. I am already on Paxil and Klonopin. Do I really need the neurontin as well?
I am already on Paxil and Klonopin. Do I really need the neurontin as well? ====================================================================== Thanks for your question. There have been some reports on the usage of gabapentin (Neurontin) in the management of fasciculations, but the results are not conclusive.
Two days ago my psychiatrist diagnosed me with cyclothymia (mood disorder related to Bipolar) and he prescribed 300mg of Neurontin per day with a gradual increase, so far i have only found info. relating to pain and seizure control, has anyone ever taken this for a mood disorder or can any of the dr.s offer any info. in relation to this? Any info. is appreciated. Thank you.
Two days ago my psychiatrist diagnosed me with cyclothymia (mood disorder related to Bipolar) and he prescribed 300mg of Neurontin per day with a gradual increase, so far i have only found info. relating to pain and seizure control, has anyone ever taken this for a mood disorder or can any of the dr.s offer any info. in relation to this? Any info. is appreciated. Thank you. ========================================================================== Thanks for your question.
that is definitely odd, and something that warrants a call to your doc to discuss both the symptoms, and the Paxil. Certainly sounds as though you don't tolerate the Paxil very well at all. Now, to label it an actual "allergy" is a little more complicated. Either way, the verbiage isn't as important as staying away from the medication.
Some drugs which have been successfully used to treat this condition include antidepressants such as paroxetine(Paxil), venlafaxine( Effexor), and gabapentin (Neurontin) This answer is not intended and does not substitute for medical advice- the information is for patient education only. Follow-up with a urologist is essential.
Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine similar to Valium, Xanax, and Klonopin to name a few; all of these have physical addicition potential. The SSRI's like Paxil, Zoloft, and Celexa are excellent at treating anxiety symptoms but require several weeks before onset of action. Buspar is another agent that is helpful as an anti-anxiety medication without physical dependance, but once again requires weeks for onset of action.
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.
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.
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 have been on many different medications such as effexor, paxil, prestique and lastly pexeva. My doctor wants me to go on xanax plus a mood stabilizer pexeva which I have been on for 2 weeks. My anxiety is so bad I can't think straight and when I have tried to come off of a mood stabilizer before it has made me very ill. I know it is a big step, it is the only thing I haven't tried. I am 59 and need to get on my feet. Please give me opinions.
You wrote a comment about one of my posts before about me taking Paxil and Klonopin. I discontinued the use of Paxil because of the hyper effect it gave me and a few other bad side effects. I've been on Remeron for about 3.5 weeks now and am still taking .5 mg of Klonopin 3 times daily. It seems like the Klonopin isn't effecting me the way it use to. It seems to wear off quicker and the anti-anxiety effect isn't as strong as it use to be.
Anyway, I've had EMG's and they aren't fun, but they have shown that the problem is stablized and not worsening. I've had PT for numbness and tingling in my right hand and I have ulna nerve problem in my right elbow. Can't lean on it at all! The PT included nerve glides that help some. The hearing loss is just there and I've never had any treatment for it. Don't know if anything can be done. I also had neuroma's removed from my left foot.
The burning and numbness have continued to spread and are starting to effect my job where I need to do quite a bit of walking and driving. My dosage of Neurontin is now up to 2400 mg/day. I have a partial loss of sensation (I still can feel a pin or a cotton ball) in my checks, lips, forehead, and scalp, everything from my waist down, forearms and just last week my fingers started to lose some feeling. I have good days and bad days with my level and locations of pain.
in fact I decreased it by half when I was on Paxil to reduce sedation, and nothing happened. When the Paxil creamed me when I went off it, I upped the klonopin back to the original 1mg twice a day, and no psychiatrist has wanted me to come off it. I'm not sure it's ever done all that much, and after the permanent reaction to Paxil withdrawal they sure haven't wanted to take me off that, too; in fact one suggested I go up on the dosage, but I didn't.
I had tried another SNRI last year (Pristique) and it too made me feel awful. I think I can only take SSRI like Paxil and Zooloft, although I prefer to be med free. Lets see...
I'm still shaken by my horrible experience with Paxil and seems like the extended release option of an SNRI worked best for me. I'm reluctant to take Celexa especialy considering that my doc wasn't even going down to the root of my symptoms. Had anyone ever tried those two together? I know we're all reacting different to meds but I need some sort of reassurance. I don't want to make my state worse! **Also, I do talk therapy.
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?
of Paxil 10mg and Xanax .5mg but i try to only take the xanax at night so I can hopefully fall asleep and STAY asleep past 3hrs. The paxil seems to be starting to work because i feel kind of "numb" but it beats feeling devastatingly sad and crying all the time I hope someone here will be able to help us.
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