| | New Here--Medication Questions
I'm really glad that I've found this board! I have GAD (anxiety disorder), depression, and have been recently diagnosed with PTSD due to severe childhood trauma. I am in therapy and am also working with a psychiatrist to determine the best medications. I am on Lexapro (15 milligrams) and am also on Klonopin. I'm happy with the Lexapro, but still need something to help when the PTSD symptoms really kick in. The Klonopin is ok...but I have have been taking way less than my Rx because I can't function when I'm on heavier doses (it makes me fall asleep, woozy, dizzy, totally out of it). My aunt, who is a psychiatrist, recommended Neurontin because it won't make me so tired, but will still help with the extreme anxiety, and also because it is not habit-forming.
Do any of you have experience with Neurontin? I know that being on the Lexapro alone isn't enough, and I really don't want to increase the Lexapro again (which is another option) because it is really expensive, and because I worry about the increased side effects of going up to 20 mg.
Any input would be great!! I see my psychiatrist next week, and want to change my medication then.
Also, any suggestions for starting journaling?? THis is something that I am supposed to be working on, but have yet to start. I need all the encouragment I can get, as coming to grips with the diagnosis, and dealing with triggers, and the childhood trauma is really difficult.