Neurontin for depression

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Avatar f tn Looking for people's experiences with Neurontin 1) in general and 2) specifically if its helpful for withdrawal. The poll is for people's experiences using Neurontin during withdrawal - not necessarily FOR withdrawal but just if you used during. lso let me know if you feel like it, what it actually helped with. If you have other experiences with it, please comment on this post and let me know. I was prescribed it weeks ago for facial pain, but I havent filled it.
Avatar f tn My mother in law took neurontin for her back. She's had several surgeries for back pain and what not. But she said it gave her really bad ummm..illusions...I can't find the word I want to use. Dang it, my brain is not working lately. But she would see things that weren't there. So she stopped taking it. My aunt in law was taking it for her fibromyalgia and something else she has, but she said it didn't work at all for her and made her sick to her stomach.
Avatar f tn This is all so interesting and I thank you for sharing. I take Neurontin ONLY at night bc it helps me sleep but I otherwise hate the way the drug makes me feel. It surprises me that it is abused, but that would explain why lyrica is controlled-it must have some abuse potential. The kicker on this all is that I don't have an addictive personality. I allowed myself to become addicted this time, but I'm in my late 40's. If I ever get out of this mess,I'm not going back.
Avatar m tn When I used the neurontin I only took it for about 10 days just to get through the physical withdrawals. Neurontin is used for many different things. A few of those are sleep, restless leg syndrome, anxiety, hot flashes, and many others. All of those symptons are a part of withdrawals. I was truly amazed on how well it worked. I was originally prescribed neurontin for nerve pain due to scar tissue hitting my sciatic nerve.
Avatar m tn I tried an old one in my twenties (Doxepin) for the migraine variant (not for depression) and it knocked me out at night and I was very very tired for about 3 weeks then I got used to it.
337492 tn?1212462436 I have been on Neurontin for bipolar as well as for my fybromyalgia. I really did not feel that it worked for my bipolar. It will make you tired, that is most likely why your dr. wants you to take it at bedtime.
700212 tn?1240764420 My docter just prescribed me neurontin for what they are calling "nerve" pain. Have any of you ever taken it? it good or bad?...Ive heard both and Ive been trying to look it up...but I just started treatment also and I already take enough pills...but if its going to help I willtake it...My right leg has alot of nerve damage and deep scar tissue and it bothers me pretty bad...but for some reason they wont prescribe me pain meds that I can just take when Im in pain...
Avatar f tn Hi, I am currently taking Neurontin along with Zoloft and Abilify for depression with anxiety. My pdoc says the Neurontin is good for anxiety but I take it before bed and it puts me to sleep. I know if has a half-life of 5-7 hours so my question is: Am I sleeping through the anixety benefit? If so I would like to quit taking it to reduce my number of meds. Thanks for any input.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am on zoloft, abilify and neurontin for my depression/anxiety. The zoloft and abilify completely have my depression under control. I take the neurontin at night to help with sleep and it works great but I dont like taking meds just to sleep. I know I need to check with my doctor but is there anything otc that is safe for insomnia that will not effect my zoloft? I would really like to be able to skip the nighttime meds but if I do, I am fully awake all night.
349465 tn?1289085364 I then changed my anti-depressant from Lexapro to Cymbalta which helps with depression and pain. I was able to wean off of the Neurontin. I was beginning to have the side effect of memory lapses or brain stutters as I call them on the forum because of the F**T word!!! I also used accupuncture which is WONDERFUL!!! The massaging oils, silver balls, massagers...all of the above...did nothing for me either. A cool aromatherapy towel wrapped "pack", worked the best for soothing.
2097395 tn?1333265790 Neurontin should not be prescribed for panic disorder. It is classified as an anticonvulsant and commonly prescribed for nerve pain and seizure disorders. It does have sedetary properties however not thought to have addictive qualities. Maybe you have developed a psychological dependence based on the sedating effects. This is a medication that should not be stopped abruptly to prevent seizures. I encourage you to talk to your doctor about taking a medication that is specific for panic disorder.
1134609 tn?1269275800 Well, I don't really have a great deal of depression when dealing with the Neurontin. The Neurontin/Klonopin combo can drag me out a bit, but I start tapering off of Klonopin next month. I am a rapid cycle BP2; the Lamictal helps out tremendously in that aspect. However, with the increase in Neurontin, I am generally having fewer mood swings and am a lot less anxious.
Avatar m tn 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 .
430277 tn?1203874425 I had post pardem depression in April of 2006 after I had my daughter and I was put on medication for it. I was on medication until I was pregnant with my son in February of 2007, but halfway through the pregnancy, I had to start taking it again because I started feeling the same way again. Now my son is 4 months old and I have had my medication changed 3 times, but it feels like everything just keeps getting worse.
Avatar f tn According to his family he has always had a problem w/ depression. He is also an epileptic (Currently on neurontin and paxil)He wont usually admit to it but it doesnt seem to be helping as much the last couple of weeks. He is short in his responses, and many times is "cold" to me. He also lays around even when I am home. I will say there is a lot of stress around here.
Avatar n tn Hi Vicky, I don't know what to tell you about your depression, but I take ambien at night and have for a while and it still works. I sleep a minimum of 6 hours a night. It really doesn't take very long to kick in either. If you are still having problems sleeping after taking the ambien, you may want to tell your physician. Good luck to you. I wish for you the best.
Avatar f tn 1) Is it true that Neurontin helps with w/d symptoms and 2) Does Neurontin help with depression? Curious...friend was put on it for these reasons...but I took it for migraine prevention...
Avatar m tn sorry I have never heard of using neurontin for depression???? neurontin is for epilepsy and also used for nerve pain, I've used it for this for a number of years...but my pdoc prescribes other meds for antidepressants... Was this prescribed by a psychiatrist for you?
Avatar n tn I took Neurontin as a mood stabilizer so it was for a different reason but I did get cognitive confusion, nervousness, sedation and depression from it and I could not tolerate it. That can happen. Look up the medication website. If he can't tolerate it find out what other medications could be used to help him (I am not familiar with Guilain Barre except for what it is) and then his doctor could transfer him to something else.
282050 tn?1219663827 I took it for the RLS and had no problems, but i hear there is a big lawsuit against the medication..
Avatar n tn i took one pill 100mg today and it really didnt bother me too much. yeah. i take wellbutrin for depression. works great.
Avatar n tn I was recently given Neurontin for anxiety. 100mg in the morning and afternoon, and 300mg in the evening to help me sleep. Other medication that I am on are Wellbutrin/Zyban (for both depression/smoking cessation) 150mg twice daily, and Premarin (1.25) It's probably worth mentioning that I am currently sustaining from/quitting evening marijuana use. I had been given this in Europe for sleep disorder.
Avatar n tn could you tell me what kind side effects have neurontin depakote? Can this madication call me depression or other mental stuff?
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn My mother has been taking neurontin for her neuropathy for approximately 6 months. During the past month has developed demenia, extreme weakness & is now in a wheelchair, sleeps so sound during day that she cannot be awakened, and a severe mouth inflammation that makes it difficult for her to eat. She has high blood pressure & takes medication for it, along with high cholesterol.
1490607 tn?1288383290 I really hope you are feeling better soon and I am not able to comment about cymbalta as I do not know the drug but have been on gabepentin (neurontin) for about 8 months. Take care and do not be put off by your doctor- that is what they are there try and help you and if nothing else treat the symptoms and refer you to the correct specialist.
Avatar n tn Well Chuck I thought I might share that I take Cymbalta to help with the pain I wouldnt go for the Neurontin but the Cymbalta helps both my pain and with depression.
Avatar n tn Hi, I too, am on Neurontin for my pain and problems. I posted earlier. I have muscle cramps, spasms and numbness all over my body,but especially when I walk. I was prescribed many other meds that made me Very ill. I have been on Neurontin for about 4 months now, and I find it is helping with the general all over pain, but I still hurt when I walk. I also have 'attacks' when I hurt like He&* all over and just want to stay in bed.