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    Old 04-10-2006, 11:09 AM   #1
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    Anyone take Neurontin?

    Has anyone taken Neurontin? I understand it can be effective against anxiety and resistant depression. What is the effective dose? Please share your experiences with it.

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    Old 04-10-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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    Re: Anyone take Neurontin?

    Here is what I found when I did a search:

    Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant that is also sometimes used to treat the pain of shingles, fibromyalgia, lyme disease, and other similar ailments.

    "FAQ: Gabapentin for Depression, Mania and Anxiety.

    NOTE: Gabapentin is only approved in the USA
    for the treatment of people with seizures.
    There are few systematic studies that establish
    the safety or efficacy of gabapentin as a treat-
    ment for people with mood disorders, anxiety or
    tardive dyskinesia. While such studies are in
    the progress, what is currently known about
    the use of gabapentin for the control of mood and
    anxiety disorders and tardive dyskinesia comes
    mostly from uncontrolled case reports. The few double-blind placebo-controlled studies that have been done to date have not demonstrated that gabapentin is an effective mood stabilizer."

    Where did you learn that it is helpful for depression?

    Old 04-10-2006, 06:13 PM   #3
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    Re: Anyone take Neurontin?

    A friend of mine was prescribed Neurontin along with Wellbutrin and Lexapro for his depression. Also, people spoke highly of it as an anti-depressant/anxiolytic on I just wondered if anyone on here had any experience with it as I will be asking my psych. about possibly going on it.

    Old 04-10-2006, 06:20 PM   #4
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    Re: Anyone take Neurontin?

    Yes, I took neurontin-I noticed no improvementin my depression or insomnia. It didn't really have any effect, negative or positive.

    Old 04-12-2006, 10:56 AM   #5
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    Re: Anyone take Neurontin?

    It always temporarily helps my depression/anxiety, but the degree to which it works is inconsistant, and it leaves me feeling a bit spacy. Not a cure-all, but it has helped me.

    Old 04-12-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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    Re: Anyone take Neurontin?

    I took Neurontin recently. It is supposed to start treating symptoms quickly, about a week after you're first dose.

    It didn't really help me, however I am very medication resistent. The side effects I experienced was drowsiness, trembling, and increased dream activity.
    I went on this medication for my mood swings and nightmares, and it didn't help either one.

    I don't want to discourage you. I have heard people have success stories, and I hope that it helps you. Good luck.

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