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   Posted 1/5/2006 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Was talking w my therapist yesterday.   I'm changing anti-depressants---off Effexor----she suggests either Lexapro...or Celexa.   Feedback there is appreciated. BIG question.....she wants me on a "mood stabilizer".....(I'm taking Seroquil 100mg for sleep)......but she is her FIRST choice.......Lithium (i prefer not to take it).....& as her 2nd choice...& one I prefer....Neurontin.   
Please...someone......anyone have ANY success as Neurontin as a "mood stabilzer"?   Thanks---Robert

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   Posted 1/5/2006 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 1/18/2006 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I take it as a nerve pill, but I do feel it is helping as a mood stabilizer as well, I treyed the celxa, but after four years of different antis, xoloft the longest, wlebutrin, this that and the other I went back to prozac, I am taking nuotin as a nerve pill for neupathy, prozac for depression and anxiety and valiu, for anxiety, it sems to be finally helping, so thats my experience, good luck hope you get more feedback...
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   Posted 1/19/2006 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi wotan - In my experience I have seen Neurontin used as a mood stabilizer.  I cant say if it works or not in this way or not.  A lot of these medications physicians are finding that they have cross benefits.  However, SMSIRL has given you some web sites to check out.  The best thing I can tell you is listen to your physician and be proactive in your care as you are.  Good luck. ~elisha

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   Posted 1/20/2006 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all--Well after close to a week on Neurontin (AND...2 weeks OFF Effexor)---I'm sleeping MUCH better (75mg of Seroquel at nite)......& feeling "smoother" during the day. :-) .altho a bit sleepy in afternoon---i'll take that ANY day of feeling "WIRED" confused ...That Effexor did a "job" on me!!!     Anyway --I'm taking 2 100mg capsules of Neurontin a day----only LITTLE problem...a bit of "acid" (& I DO take Protonix...proton pump inhibitor)----Any others..get back......Robert 

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   Posted 1/20/2006 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Wotan, I take 600mg of Neurontin at bedtime and 300mg in the morning but I take it for Multiple Sclerosis pain not as a Mood Stablizer.  I have not had any problems with upset stomach.  Of course I take a bunch of other meds that make me sick too so I take zantac 300mg for this.

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   Posted 1/20/2006 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Woton,

Ask your doctor about Lyrica.  I was on Neurontin the past year for nerve pain due to Lyme disease.  My doctor just switched me to Lyrica, which is Neurontin's successor.  It's supposed to be less toxic on the liver.

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   Posted 1/20/2006 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're feeling so much better Robert. I have an appt. on the 24th and am very nervous. I've been off all meds since the pregnancy and miscarriage. It's been unseasonable warm here all winter (not today, its sleeting and snowing) so something in my head thinks its spring and I'm nearly bouncing off the walls. Looks like its time to get this back under control before I lose my focus and all productivity with it. This thread has been very interesting for me. It's given me alot of med info to go into the dr with. Thanks all.
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   Posted 1/20/2014 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on neurontin for many years...I take 800 in the am and 1600 at bedtime. It's for the stabilization of my moods since I am bi-polar. I think this drug works really well for me. Of course I also have mood swings like most people do anyway but they are much much better since being put on this drug. Hope that helps.

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