Re: Temporal lobe ADD
I believe I first understood you incorrectly. You are asking about using gabapentin (and amantadine) for temporal lobe ADHD in place of other anticonvulsants, not the other way around.
BTW: Logical sign errors ( + or -) plague me. Other members of this board report the same. The sign swap error is a product of ADHD. Bluntly, I get things bass-ackwards consistently.
I called my friend to confirmed that he gets relief from Neurontin without noticeable side-effects. Yes. 300mg of gabapentin controls his severe pain and the twitching in his back, lower abdomine and legs. Doctors have been unable to come up with a diagnosis that explains his symptoms.
Dr. Daniel Amen has prescribed gabapentin for temporal lobe ADHD with good results. Gabapentin has helped control the dark, often violent thoughts, and other disturbances caused by bugs in the temporal lobes.
"Healing ADD ... the 6 Types of ADD" by Daniel Amen, M.D., is a must read. An entire chapter is devoted to "Temporal Lobe ADD."