I was recently given Neurontin for anxiety. 100mg in the morning and afternoon, and 300mg in the evening to help me sleep. Other medication that I am on are Wellbutrin/Zyban (for both depression/smoking cessation) 150mg twice daily, and Premarin (1.25)
It's probably worth mentioning that I am currently sustaining from/quitting evening marijuana use. I had been given this in Europe for sleep disorder. Once Stateside, I have continued a small evening dose for this reason as well as the enhanced sexual side effects it produces. I also became concerned as to my sexual dependence on the drug and my capabilities/fear of without it. However, I noticed lately that I would become more anxious and paranoid and have despondent thoughts, so I have ceased using it completely. Additionally, I did not want to mix substances with the new addition of Neurontin.
I specifically asked my provider for something without sexual side effects and was told Neurontin was a good medication regarding this. However, I'm discovering some serious difficulty in this area now.
I've even tried (with great trepidation!) a single use of marijuana to rule out the Neurontin as the culprit with the philosophy that if I reacted 'normally' with the re-addition of the marijuana then it was just the abstinence of it causing the deadened stated. However, there was no positive reaction come experiment exception a horrible fear that I had dangerously and irresponsibly toyed with my meds.
On a positive note, my desire/suseptibility to return to marijuana use for ANY reason in the future has been completely ruled out!
I know that most medications for anxiety tend to deaden the nervous system, I was previously given Buspar but after 2 doses reacted severely and was changed to Neurontin.
Can you please advise me as completely as possible as to the effects/side effects of Neurontin to include a synopsis of how the drug is processed by the CNS? Do you know of a more appropriate medication in this instance that I might discuss with my MH Provider?
Thanks in Advance-