Neurontin

By Site Admin Added at July 26, 2010 Views 1,456 Reviews 2

Neurontin (Gabapentin) was initially synthesized to mimic the structure of GABA for the treatment of epilepsy. It's now been used widely to treat all kinds of nerve pain. Yet it remains a popular treatment option for epilepsy.

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trendycowgirl62
trendycowgirl62 February 1, 2014 at 9:55 am   

This medication causes depression. It had that effect on myself, and I have known it to have that effect on others. My mother, who was on it for nerve pain, and my son for epilepsy, he also had bi polar. My son shot himself after his dosage was increased. He died at the age of 23. Myself and my mom stopped the medication and no longer have depression. I do just fine without Neurontin, I don't think I needed it to start with. I was the first of my family to have it prescribed. I got to the point of crying without knowing why. My Doctor sent me to a psychiatrist and he asked me what I thought was the cause. I told him the only thing different was the new meds. He took me off and I was fine. It was a chemical depression caused by the med. Years later my son was put on the med. He too had the depression but combined with the bi polar, it was much worse. The outcome was the loose of my son. A couple of years ago a doctor prescribed the med to my mom for nerve pain. I told him my fears and he said give it a try, if she gets depressed we can take her off the meds. We had to take her off the meds.

Site Admin
Site Admin July 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm   
Pros

Effective for some, but doesn't seem to work as well as other medications.

Cons

Weight gain.
Seems to lose effectiveness over time.