Q: Is Neurontin alone effective?|
I have been diagnosed with bp11 and borderline personaility disorder.
I am currently taking neurontin,trazadone for sleep, and my doctor has added
effexor for severe depression. My concern is that I've been reading
neurontin has not done well in clinical studies yet my pdoc thinks it is a
wonderful drug. Although I have been feeling better since the effexor has
been added, I have also been somewhat irritible and am having a hard time
sleeping. Although I do not feel manic, my irribility has alinated some of
my friends. I also feel very anxious. Do you think this is from the
effexor? What other medications would you suggest that I try? I did not have
a good response to lithium and depakote made me feel tired all the time. I
would be willing to consider it again if there was a way to get around the
Dear Amy --
However, I figure reading and learning and understanding can't really hurt in the long run (unless it ruins a good relationship with a provider - - so watch out for that). So I'd encourage you to keep trying to educate yourself, as you're doing -- and then try to collaborate with your doctor as much as possible in designing trials of different medications.