Neurontin is an anti-seizure medication that has been found to also help some patients with chronic pain. They put me on this for "adult onset seizure disorder" aka "we don't know why the h--- you all of the sudden started having seizures" and since it is helpful for pain as well, we decided to come off the Remeron. Neurontin has sedating effects as well, stronger to some than others. I will be interested to see if it continues to help me sleep the wy Remeron has. I'll let you know how it goes. Take care. Ginny
At Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Gina wrote:
>Thanks Ginny! That's what I was afraid to hear. I am already about 30
>Lbs. overweight, and can't afford to gain more, LOL
>I am almost ready to risk it though if it works for sleep. The insomnia
>drives me nuts after awhile.
>Sorry to hear it didn't help your pain :-( I don't have much faith in
>using an anti-depressant for pain anyway.
>What is nerotin?
>At Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Ginny King wrote:
>>I am on Remeron for pain. It has not helped in that area, but it does
>>make you sleep. The biggest sife effect that most people do experience
>>is weight gain. If this is an issue for you I would not take it. I
>>have always maintained my weight before and being sick would tend to
>>loose weight quite often. On Remeron I have put on 10 pounds in three
>>months. My neurologist who put me on the neurontin wants me to come off
>>the Remeron since it has not helped with what it was intended for. He
>>says that most people do experience weight gain on this medication up to
>>10-20% of their body weight. I don't think it is supposed to be
>>addictive though. I think it works like most anti-depressents and is
>>not addictive. It is supposed to be one of the better ones for pain, I
>>just did not have any success with it. I have seen others who have
>>found no relief from the neurontin, but I am feeling somewhat better on
>>it. I found it interesting that someone experienced increased
>>depression while taking neurontin. I have been experiencing this as
>>well, but attributed it to my backing off the Remeron and having some
>>other problems right now. It will be interesting to see. Best wishes.
>> At Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Gina wrote:
>>>I was told someone here takes remeron and I wanted
>>>some info on it. You can email me privately if you wish at
>>>firstname.lastname@example.org . I would appreciate it!
>>>I am having severe insomnia since my 2 surgeries and
>>>can't seem to find anything to help me sleep. I have tried
>>>chamomile tea, kavakava, benadryl, tylenol pm, trazadone, etc. My Doc
>>>prescribed remeron which is an anti-depressant but I read the side
>>>effects and that stuff scares me!
>>>Isn't there anything that works that isn't addictive?
-- Ginny King