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Date Joined Aug 2012
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   Posted 8/1/2012 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,

5 years ago I started having vague GI/digestive issues with chronic constipation. Over the years it has gradually gotten pretty severe. My diet is very restricted and my "safe foods" bother me to some degree. Anything I eat just sits in my stomach, I get this horrible pressure in my stomach, I suddenly lose all energy, blah blah blah. Have seen 4 GI MDs who pretty much told me to deal with it. Finally I went to UNC Chapel Hill and the GI MD thinks that maybe my stomach is intolerant to being stretched so he prescribed 100 mg neurontin at bedtime. The first night I took it was just horrible. I have the worse panic attack I've every had with lots of crying and the next day I was nauseous and jittery and had another panic attack. Has anyone else heard of this reaction?

Meds: Buspar 15 mg TID, Hyzaar 100mg/25mg every day, lamictal (which is in the same drug class as neurontin) 150 mg BID, zoloft 30 mg every day

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/1/2012 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Neurontin:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); abnormal thoughts; back and forth eye movements; behavioral problems; change in school performance; chest pain; confusion; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; hyperactivity; loss of coordination; memory loss; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, depression, agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, inability to sit still); new or worsening seizures; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; severe or persistent headache or dizziness; shortness of breath; speech changes or trouble speaking; suicidal thoughts or actions; swelling of the hands, legs, or feet; tremor; trouble concentrating; twitching; vision changes (eg, double or blurred vision).
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

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Date Joined Aug 2012
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   Posted 8/3/2012 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Based on your other medication, neurontin seems like an odd choice even without the side effect. I'm not a doctor! But Buspar, Lamictal, zoloft, and neurontin are all drugs that affect your brain chemicals. Neurontin is known for mood side effects.
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