I have been prescribed gabapentin 100 mg 3x daily for anxiety. Has anyone here tried this med, and how did it work for you? I have severe social anxiety
I’m actually on it and am prescribed it for pain but it still does wonders for my anxiety. I think you’ll do well with it. Just check back in and let us know
Yes I was on that before my pdoc switched me to Valium. I was prescribed 300 mg 4 x daily. It was ok for anxiety but I have panic attacks so I needed something stronger. Gab ape tin is great for restless leg syndrome. The only negative is gabapentin takes a long time before it kicks in. Well at least for me it does.
Have you ever tried Buspar?
Thanks for the input guys! Just took my first dose, Ill let you know the result when it kicks in!
@GrayBear Nope. Is it good?
I have, it did nothing for me!
Buspar is pretty weak for bad anxiety. But if it works for some people, excellent.
I take 3000mg of gabapentin a day. Usually 3 600mg in the AM and 2 600mg in the afternoon. I use it as a mood stabilizer, but it helps with anxiety and a whole host of other things.
I wonder if my pdoc will let me switch from trintellix to that high of a dose of gabapentin for a mood stabilizer. AD just aren’t working for me. After trying and failing over 10 AD, trintellix only helped mildly.
I’ve tried gabapentin for some time.
I find valerian root worked better for me.
I had to work my way up there. It took about a year, but it works. I tried all the other mood stabilizers and they didn’t help. I still have highs and lows but for most of the year I’m pretty good. I just need to figure out how to beat winter
For seasonal affective disorder I find vitamin D to be essential.
@Mr.Dre Did it help at all or was it just nothing? I took 100 mg an hour ago and I feel nothing
It takes a few hours to kick in, unfortunately. I take vitamin d, it doesn’t help.
Ok good to know. Damn vitamin D helped me a ton… Make sure its D3, but other than that I cant really suggest anything other than your standard SSRI/SNRIs
I’m probably going to try and go up on rexulti this year. I’ve never had any luck increasing dosages of antidepressants.
This was years ago, I cant recall the exact dose.
It seemed to work okay at the time. This was when I was detoxing from alcohol so maybe that’s why I found it kind of weak. I started taking benzos shortly after.
I take 100mg of gabapentin in the AM. Too much makes me manic, but 100 is just enough for me. I also take 100-300 mg PRN if I have a panic attack. I like it because it takes away the panic without making me feel high. As an added bonus, it strongly increased my libido.
That’s about what I take a day. Probably 1 in the am. 2 more in the afternoon and 3 in the pm.
Sometimes I switch it up where I’m taking them all day. Hey have you noticed of you take 2-3 in the am and 2-3 more in the pm if that helps with mood stabilizing better than taking them throughout the whole day?
I find taking them in split doses help more. I think it’s a bioavailability matter with gabapentin. I have tried taking one 6 times a day and it just isn’t worth the hassle.
Never mind… 555555555
I agree with you really. I just started doin taking them how you are. Seems allot better and they help with my mood allot. Sometimes they’ll get me manic but in a good way if you know what I mean. That’s what I like cause it helps me hey stuff f done