Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1050536

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adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain?

Posted by fiat500 on September 12, 2013, at 13:30:49

My psychiatrist thought it might be worth a shot to add a low dose of neurontin (100mg X 3 daily so a total of 300mg) to my cocktail to help with anxiety. He said sometimes it is effective and sometimes not. He mentioned that he does often see weight gain on neurontin. My question to those who have tried neurontin before is weight gain generally dose dependent with neurontin and is it more likely to cause weight gain than mirtazapine? Thank you.

 

Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain?

Posted by b2chica on September 16, 2013, at 13:47:40

In reply to adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain?, posted by fiat500 on September 12, 2013, at 13:30:49

gabapentin (generic neurontin) works well with my (ave) anxiety. when my anxiety is really severe it doesnt do much. most mostly it works very well.
about the weight gain.
i had a friend that took about 2-300 mg daily and she did gain about 15lbs? i think...
However, in the past i was averaging 1500-2100 and never seemed to notice weight gain.
i now take about 300-900 and still no weight gain.

so my guess is that effects some, not others.
too i do notice that it does tend to make me thirsty so i try to reach for water. so maybe that helps little too.

best wishes.
b2c

> My psychiatrist thought it might be worth a shot to add a low dose of neurontin (100mg X 3 daily so a total of 300mg) to my cocktail to help with anxiety. He said sometimes it is effective and sometimes not. He mentioned that he does often see weight gain on neurontin. My question to those who have tried neurontin before is weight gain generally dose dependent with neurontin and is it more likely to cause weight gain than mirtazapine? Thank you.

 

Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain? fiat500

Posted by phidippus on September 23, 2013, at 12:18:43

In reply to adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain?, posted by fiat500 on September 12, 2013, at 13:30:49

Gabapentin is not a big fat offender.

Keppra is much better for anxiety.

Eric

 

Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain?

Posted by Fiat500 on October 2, 2013, at 16:52:07

In reply to Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain? fiat500, posted by phidippus on September 23, 2013, at 12:18:43

Eric,

Had to discontinue neurontin as it caused awful depression. Is keppra similar to neurontin?

 

Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain? Fiat500

Posted by phidippus on October 2, 2013, at 19:08:05

In reply to Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain?, posted by Fiat500 on October 2, 2013, at 16:52:07

Keppra is very different from Neurontin. However, both have similar indications.

Eric

 

Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain? phidippus

Posted by Fiat500 on October 5, 2013, at 2:05:19

In reply to Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain? Fiat500, posted by phidippus on October 2, 2013, at 19:08:05

Eric one more question. Is topamax good for depression or anxiety? I tried tegretol a while back and that caused depression as well. Lamictal is an anti depressant for me.

Joseph

 

Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain? Fiat500

Posted by phidippus on October 5, 2013, at 4:41:37

In reply to Re: adding neurontin to my cocktail? weight gain? phidippus, posted by Fiat500 on October 5, 2013, at 2:05:19

Topomax is better for anxiety. In some, it can cause depression.

Eric


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