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Re: Gabapentin is amazing. But how do I.... AlexCanada

Posted by schleprock on August 30, 2012, at 19:40:57

In reply to Gabapentin is amazing. But how do I...., posted by AlexCanada on August 30, 2012, at 18:55:44

> Gabapentin when I take it once in a while. Even a low dose (I am very sensitive to meds), such as 100-200mg can make me feel more emotional, motivated, social, interested in things, and feel I can be a part of life in some way. I raised it up to 400mg for the weekend so I was able to enjoy the first weekend i ever have this entire summer at a certain event. but the tolerance seems quite rapid. While initially I felt more intellectual it quickly showed word finding difficulty and cloudy headedness. even some tiredness.
> Do these usually go away with long term use? Also Gabapentin makes me look like a druggie. Black eyes. Even after just 100mg! Does this ever go away? Few meds out of dozens have helped as much as Gaba but the tolerance + eventual side effects are quite much.
> How can I prevent tolerance build up? Also any other advice? Since I been strongly considering stopping it since I just can't think properly. So difficult to articulate usually. I just feel dumb.
> I have severe melancholic depression w/cognitive issues, i have antero grade memory loss (difficultly retaining new information), general memory problems, learning problems, poor interest, very poor enjoyment, low emotional range, poor motivation, low energy.
> If you have your own Gaba experiences please share. I am really at a loss of whether to keep taking it or not or what to do with it. Most benefits have reduced so much despite higher doses upwards of 600mg a day. and now today i go down to 200mg and it's still lousy and worse day but might be due to withdrawal since i have dealt with gaba withdrawal in the past and know it can be harsh.
> I also take parnate 15mg (low because i'm sensitive and 20+mg makes me want to sleep all the time), + rit + valium + provigil (but stopping since i cant afford anymore and it's not helping enough), + Resveratrol suppliment 800mg, + royal jelly 1000mg.

Pregablin is supposedly "better" than gabapentin (or so I've heard) in respect to most of those effects. I'm trying some right now. It's going to be a bit difficult to gauge its cognitive side effects as my mind is already a bit screwed up on clonazepam.




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