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Re: NEURONTIN - sometimes Barbaracat

Posted by Snowie on October 20, 2004, at 16:15:48

In reply to Re: NEURONTIN - sometimes Snowie, posted by Barbaracat on October 19, 2004, at 19:44:58


I literally take a basketful of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids, but not every day. I believe Taurine may be in the mix, but I'll have to check since I have so many. Thanks for the info.

I took a little Neurontin during lunch today and *BAM* my anxiety went away. That stuff is as potent for some people as any benzo. Anything that works that well (when it works) kind of scares me. I wouldn't mind taking it if I could depend on it always working.

I found a site that tells what amino acids do what. Are you sure you didn't mean Tyrosine or one of the GABAs? Here's the site.

Anyway, tapering from Neurontin is more difficult than I thought, so once I'm off of it I don't think I'll continue with it, especially if Xanax XR or Klonopin work as well for me once I'm off. I agree with another poster that mixing Neurontin with other meds tends to decrease or interfere with the effectiveness of the other meds. Do you continue to take any meds for anxiety? Are you still taking Neurontin (sorry, you may have mentioned whether you eventually went off it, but I don't remember now)?



> Snowie,
> Something you might want to try for the edginess while ramping down the Neurontin is L-Taurine, an amino acid that has anticonvulsant mood-stabilzing properties. It's also good for heart muscle and eyesight - cats =^^= especially need it. It doesn't have nearly the same warm fuzzy feeling as Neurontin but is calming and can smooth things out and is good for you too. I take 1,000mg morning and night ongoing but bump it up if I'm under stress or cutting back on meds.
> There's also a form of magnesium that is bonded to it, magnesium taurate, that I find works the best for me. Taking both with extra Vitmin C is a good plan. An online store,, has great prices on nutritionals and free shipping after $40 or $50. Good luck and here's to one day making those feel good chemicals on our own! - BarbaraCat




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