I am currently on 400mg lamotrigine monotherapy.
Been ruminating up a storm lately, with a side of suicidal ideation.
Went to the quack earlier this week, he suggested gabapentin or escitalopram. With SSRI induced mania flip making me nervous, I chose gabapentin.
So, I thought I might pose a few questions to the community before diving in:
Tell me about side effects - which ones? how severe? anything unusual?
Titration - he's starting me on 1200mg, spread out over 300mg am, 300mg pm, and 600mg qhs. He said to start with just the 600 qhs, see how groggy I am, then add in the daytime doses depending on grogginess. Too much? Too fast?
Anyone else try gabapentin for ruminations/suicidal ideations? Did it work?
Anyone else take it as an adjunct to lamotirgine? How well do they play together?
Anything else anyone wants to add... all input is greatly appreciated!
I’ve been on a low dose, off and on of 300-600mg of gabapentin, nightly, originally for sleep. Found that it has a very positive effect on my moods. Nothing short of amazing, really.
has anyone here experienced whole body itching and occasional hives on it? If so, does it go away?
Hey all, I was wondering if anyone here has received a lidocaine treatment? "The supposed mechanism by which lidocaine works in clusters and migraines is by numbing the portion of the trigeminal nerve known as the sphenopalatine ganglion."
If it works, I'll get it again before I go on vacation. But I think it is too expensive to take it as often as they suggest.
Anyone familiar with this?
I am hyper sensitive to meds and am being treated for vestibular migraine. My neurologist said I can start with 100mgs of Gaba at night or break in half 300mg tablet of Gralise (Gaba ER). He is one of the top, well-renowned doctors that treats my migraine spectrum, so at first I did not question his option of breaking Gralise in half. However, after viewing the manufacturer's video on how it is processed, I am a little concerned (safety, processing, absorbtion, etc.) about this method. He does titrate patients up on Effexor by counting the beads, preferably using the brand version, and is creative with other ER versions of drugs. BUT, still apprehensive.
Has anyone tried Gralise, broken it in half and/or could suggest a best course (Gralise 300/half or Gaba 100) given the circumstances?
Thanks - C