Health QuestionsCategory: Treatmentsnew to equetro
Anonymous asked 3 years ago

well my pdoc gave me samples today to help with my anger fits.  I am worried about taking this from reading everything on here.  Maybe I should demand neutrtion.

11 Answers
malmal answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
I have been on equetro for 9 months. I love it! At first I was sleepy all the time, Felt drunk ( I am talking staggering drunk). After the first week it went away. At every increase I have some of the same side effects, just not for as long, or as bad. Give it a try. Remember everyone is differant and what someone else has problems with may help you. ( My pdoc’s favorite saying)

coloradogirl answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
I just posted about going from 800 to 1600 mg in one jump.  The side effects were pretty severe, but went away in about a week or so- I was completely feeling drunk, staggering gait, my vision was messed up, etc., but it has subsided.  It has definitely helped with my raging and anger.  I’m not 100% better & need some tweaking still, but it has helped.  Good luck.

Anonymous answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
But wouldnt nuorotrion be better because of less side effects and no bloodwork?  I guess I am just scared to swallow that first 200 mg pill

Kassiane answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
Quote from mrupanddown on 11. Feb 2006 at 13:22:

But wouldnt nuorotrion be better because of less side effects and no bloodwork?  I guess I am just scared to swallow that first 200 mg pill

 
Neurontin is a piss poor mood stabilizer.
 
Tegretol isn’t that bad, I promise. I took it. I miss it. Alas, it ate my blood…the bloodwork is to protect you.
 
Kassiane

coloradogirl answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
Quote from mrupanddown on 11. Feb 2006 at 13:22:

But wouldnt nuorotrion be better because of less side effects and no bloodwork? I guess I am just scared to swallow that first 200 mg pill

 
Its really not scary.  I’m at a very high dose and aside from the adjustment phase, have been fine.
 
Frankly, I would take tegretol over neurontin any day, and tegretol works better for crazy stuff Smiley

Anonymous asked 3 years ago

well my pdoc gave me samples today to help with my anger fits.  I am worried about taking this from reading everything on here.  Maybe I should demand neutrtion.

11 Answers
malmal answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
I have been on equetro for 9 months. I love it! At first I was sleepy all the time, Felt drunk ( I am talking staggering drunk). After the first week it went away. At every increase I have some of the same side effects, just not for as long, or as bad. Give it a try. Remember everyone is differant and what someone else has problems with may help you. ( My pdoc’s favorite saying)

coloradogirl answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
I just posted about going from 800 to 1600 mg in one jump.  The side effects were pretty severe, but went away in about a week or so- I was completely feeling drunk, staggering gait, my vision was messed up, etc., but it has subsided.  It has definitely helped with my raging and anger.  I’m not 100% better & need some tweaking still, but it has helped.  Good luck.

Anonymous answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
But wouldnt nuorotrion be better because of less side effects and no bloodwork?  I guess I am just scared to swallow that first 200 mg pill

Kassiane answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
Quote from mrupanddown on 11. Feb 2006 at 13:22:

But wouldnt nuorotrion be better because of less side effects and no bloodwork?  I guess I am just scared to swallow that first 200 mg pill

 
Neurontin is a piss poor mood stabilizer.
 
Tegretol isn’t that bad, I promise. I took it. I miss it. Alas, it ate my blood…the bloodwork is to protect you.
 
Kassiane

coloradogirl answered 3 years ago

Re: new to equetro
Quote from mrupanddown on 11. Feb 2006 at 13:22:

But wouldnt nuorotrion be better because of less side effects and no bloodwork? I guess I am just scared to swallow that first 200 mg pill

 
Its really not scary.  I’m at a very high dose and aside from the adjustment phase, have been fine.
 
Frankly, I would take tegretol over neurontin any day, and tegretol works better for crazy stuff Smiley