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Re: Neurontin Ilene

Posted by King Vultan on October 24, 2004, at 0:03:28

In reply to Re: Nardil and Parnate King Vultan, posted by Ilene on October 23, 2004, at 12:09:24

> > Neurontin is a drug that may work for some, but it's one that I tend to look very much askance at and probably wouldn't consider trying.
>
> Why is that?


I'm just not a big fan of antiepileptics, particularly this one. A friend of mine who suffers from social anxiety disorder and depression was given neurontin to treat nerve damage in his arm and became extremely depressed, with suicidal thoughts. Maybe if I knew more about the details of how these types of drugs work, I would be more comfortable with them. I prefer to stick to drug classes in which I am familiar with their pharmacology.

> However, I am willing to try benzos, sedating antidepressants, sedating antihistamines, and perhaps even an atypical antipsychotic for sleep.
> >
>
> I take Zyprexa at night, but it lost its sedating effect after about 3 days. It's been great for my anxiety, but I've gained too much weight.


Weight gain seems be a potential problem with many of the atypical antipsychotics, unfortunately. It can be a problem with sedating antidepressants and antihistamines, as well.

Todd


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