Neurontin and dopamine

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2033870 tn?1329484939 I have rapid cycling bipolar as well as post traumatic stress disorder. He has me on Xanax for anxiety, Zoloft and 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn Neuropathic pain (pain coming from nerves) may result. Treatment for neuropathic pain includes neurontin and lyrica, and 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.
Avatar f tn (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.
574118 tn?1305138884 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 dopamine level (high in mania, low in depression).. So he is taking gabapentin and baclofen for GABA and seligiline to boost dopamine level (in depressive phase).
997928 tn?1252447837 I always think I can go off pills and that I don't need them, and then someone can say something that irritates me, and I get so pissed. And 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?
Avatar f tn Unfortunately testing for this is not available to patients-it is sadly reserved for pharmaceutical companies for research and development of more anti-depressants and psychiatric drugs. Dopamine, 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.
Avatar n tn I'm really interested in Wellbutrin now for sure. I thought it was a downer. I like that it affects dopamine AND 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.
Avatar m tn The treatment is to increase the dopamine 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.
1683690 tn?1308356992 For instance BP makes pts have fatigue on and off due to fluctuations in their dopamine. 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.
Avatar n tn Personally I have kind of dropped off of it because I feel it makes me MORE groggy and withdrawn than helping. But then I am disgusted with feeling so tired and down and 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!
574118 tn?1305138884 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.
Avatar m tn I have it right now and can barely sit still! I had all blood work done and my iron and 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.
Avatar n tn He was cycling between being completely manic and running around to stopping and crying and saying he wanted to die. I called the pdoc who said to call the police and 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I tried to search using those key words both on this site and 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.
Avatar n tn The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and 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.
544292 tn?1268886268 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.
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1155814 tn?1262336541 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 dopamine and addiction/and one on RLS as well...the health pages r full of the left of ur screen under DISCUSSION Peeps use compression to help...
Avatar n tn I am currently being treated with Neurontin and 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.
Avatar f tn I have facial neuralgia and nerve pain consistent with post herpetic neuralgia and I also had piercing neck and shoulder pain, the neurontin helped all of this and 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.
183202 tn?1219857259 Hello, I read most of what you wrote, and the replies. I am suffering from Paxil, Neurontin, and 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.
Avatar f tn they twitch and jerk all day long..the meds they take are on r dopamine 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...
574118 tn?1305138884 pts also are restless meaning higher dopamine and the AP\s reduce on the contrary the dopamine. 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!!
Avatar m tn alll in all///narctoics r not the DOC for rls..
Avatar f tn I looked up to the sky the other day and asked for forgiveness and 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....
Avatar n tn Since it is keeping you up have you had a lot of exercise during the day? I have muscle fatigue and get that too especially when I first day down and for about an hour afterwards. It is possible that your potassium could be low. Be sure to hydrate and get enough potassium.
Avatar m tn wds will not be fun but in a few days you will be getting better. Your brain has to retrain itself how to produce Dopamine and Serotonin and in the mean time you may feel some temporary depression, may want to cry for no reason, stomach cramps, cold sweats, loss of sleep, nightmares are a few of the wds you may experience. A couple days will make a difference and every day will be better. Try to eat and drink fluids. Warn baths/showers will help too. You can do this. I'm pulling for you.