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Gabapentin anyone?

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by Alison » Fri May 19, 2017 2:11 pm

Hey guys,

My pdoc started me on gabapentin today. I have been reading some about it, and it's not really helping me understand much. Some articles say it isn't useful for bp/anxiety and some say it is.

Pdoc says I have been bouncing from manic to major depression, but we have only been testing out this med stuff since I was diagnosed a couple months ago.

I would love any feedback you might have about this drug and your experiences. Thanks!
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by AvantGarde » Sat May 20, 2017 10:36 pm

It focuses on the GABA receptors, it is good for anxiety.

Sorry I only read this now. How are you dealing with it so far?
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by Jemane » Sat May 20, 2017 11:18 pm

When are you seeing your pdoc again to discuss the medication?
I haven't heard of gabapentin for anxiety I must admit.
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by AvantGarde » Sat May 20, 2017 11:51 pm

Gabapentin is commonly prescribed for anxiety. My old pdoc didn't like it, though, said it had the same addictive characteristics as benzos.
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by Pertalote » Sun May 21, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi. I have been taking Gabapentin (300 MG) every night for about 2 years. I have herniated disks in my neck, and the drug helps with the nerve pain. I understand from reading that it can also function as a mild mood elevator. If I take it in the morning it seems to have that effect.
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