Thanks a bunch for the site ! That is very useful!
That is awful about the neurontin and sure was scarey for you. I discovered that the neurontin dose was high only because I called a center at Duke and someone there said it was high, a therapist. I did not know it was high dose but I do not live near Duke and in this area that is the dosage that is common. kind of interesting.
I did not know that clonipin was the equivlent to valium in the dosages. I am glad I am at 3mg.! That was so helpful. When I saw a nuerologist and he ordered an mri since claustraphobic he said I'll give you something. I said I am already on something, he was like 4mg that is alot. I said it used to be 6mg at bed time! He said 4mg is still a lot and he let my shrink order the meds.
The problem is that you develop a physical dependence and you just have to go higher to get relief.
So, I of course, always talk to him about things and he is wonderful and knows his stuff. It is nice to hear from others that take it and their experiences since meds these days is a part of treatment of depression and can affect your depression.
So thank you very much...
Wen, my shrink is helping me taper my meds, it is nice to hear and learn from others your experiences and feelings since compliance is very important. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia too. Do you take pain medicine for the fibro? Have you ever tried seroquel. It is very sedating and I did not like it for awhile but it does help. That is the one I am working on, w/ my shrink as well to lower the dose and I am toggling between 200 to 250 to max of 300mg at night only.
I always feel so emotionally at night, it seems to hit me the hardest, then. I cry so often at bedtime and I have tried everything, tapes, tv, cd's eye mask everything!
That is why I am on the dosages I am on. Does anyone feel the same way and how can I cope with feelings of sadness at night. What helps others? Any tips or insight to anything is appreciated.