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Re: Neurontin and Depression patc

Posted by owensmar on August 28, 2004, at 16:23:41

In reply to Re: Neurontin and Depression, posted by patc on August 28, 2004, at 13:10:39

Yeah, it ocurred to me that might be the cause of my feeling speedy. I must say it was nice to have some energy. Still, it wasn't a particularly nice kind of energy.

Oh, well.


> Well, it's a "mood stabilizer" so it's supposed to level off your mood swings IMO.
> Most docs don't prescribe it as anti-depressant, but a mood stabilizer, anxiolitic and booster of other drugs.
> Overdosing on Neurontin can cause hypomania, which feels great for someone that's been living in the black hole of depression.
> I'm maxing on 4800mg and I've had doctors suggest going over this level. However, most docs say 4800mg is max.
> > I had a very weird experience with Neurontin last week. I am on Effexor for depression - it doesn't work very well but I can tolerate the side effects at my low dose. My doctor had prescribed Neurontin for anxiety and chronic neck pain (disk problems) but I hadn't been taking it for a while.
> >
> > Anyway, I had been feeling more anxious than usual for a while so I got my Neurontin Rx refilled. I took 300 mg at about 9:30pm. I didn't feel anything so about 11:30 I took another 300mg. At about 12:45 -my depression went away. Completely. No depression, no anxiety. I felt normal. I mean for the first time in years, I felt like a normal person. I stayed up until almost 3 am just to enjoy feeling good. When I went to bed, I lay there and enjoyed the feeling of being able to enjoy my bed feeling nice. It was like a miracle.
> >
> > So then I took 300mg the next morning and what I felt was speedy. I had energy but felt wired. I kept taking the N for another couple days trying to get the normal feeling to come back but it didn't. Just speedy for a couple days, then nothing much at all.
> >
> > Weird. But I sure enjoyed feeling human for that 2 hour period.
> >
> > Marsha




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