Another silly Neurontin/gabapentin thread
My psychiatrist gave me a list of medications on our last appointment that he wants me to research and consider. On the list is Lamictal, Trileptal, Depakote, and Neurontin. They're all anticonvulsants and/or mood stabilizers. I think the mood stabilizer property is what my psychiatrist is looking for. I've heard Lamictal is good at that, but it's a little pricey. The same goes for Trileptal. I've read that Depakote makes people nauseous and has some of the other unpleasant effects of the valproates, so I don't particularly want to delve into all that.
So that leaves me with Neurontin. It is the only one available in generic form (which is a plus), but from some of the threads I've read here at SAS, it sucks and is worthless (though, a very few people seem to have had success with it). Who here is or has taken it? What were your experiences with it like? I've read that it is good for all sorts of things, from pain management to anxiety relief to mood stablization. Is that true? From what I've gathered, it's not actually metabolized by the body, so how does it have any effect whatsoever?
(Neurontin's younger brother, Lyrica, interests me, but it too is a bit pricey.)
Any information you can give about Neurontin will be appreciated. Thanks!
Wellbutrin SR 300mg, Eskalith CR 900mg, Luvox 100mg
Things I have tried:
Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Effexor XR, Remeron, Wellbutrin SR, Eskalith CR, Topamax, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Ambien, Restoril, Desyrel, Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Inderal, Lopressor, Thorazine, Lamictal, Abilify, Depakote, Geodon, Seroquel, doxepin, chloral hydrate