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Neurontin and emotions

julie47jjulie47 Posts: 104
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Pain Medications
Have any of you who take neurontin ever had it impact your emotions?

Sometimes when it take it, it makes me feel I could cry really hard.

Ever hear of this happening to you or someone you know?


  • I've been on Neurontin for over 12 years and it has not had any effect on my emotions.

  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    Me either. It has made me gain weight but has never messed with my emotions
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,877
    No, been taking Neurontin for almost 3 years now. Never had a bit of any emotional change with it.

    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I've been taking an increased dose of Neurontin non-stop and noticing it has a flat-effect on emotions - - not depressed but flattens out my up feelings if that makes sense ?

    Been wanting to ask - - those of you taking Neurontin, did you have the loss of taste, my everthing eat and drink is not appealing anymore.

    Past week I've been on 300 mg X 3 times a day every 5-6 hrs

    Any thoughts on this ?

    I'm like not enjoying eating at all anymore - - oh man - - don't mess with my food - - it's the only thing I can enjoy these days ! LOL !
  • Forgot to ask - -

    Never been on Neurontin long term (previously only for nerve pain in episodes every couple of months 1 - 2 wks.

    Do you have to keep increasing dosage when on it long-term to get the relief of nerve pain?

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,877
    while dealing with my nerve pain, my doctor started me out with a low dosage (300mg per day) and work me up to about 2800mg at day.

    Later on, we reduced this to 1200mg a day, which is where I have been for the past 2+ years. This has been a medication that I did not need to increase as my body adjusted.

    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I love food and the different subtleties of taste and I found no interference from the Neurontin. Also there's no effect on my emotions in any regard from it. I have been taking 1600mg every 8 hours for several years and if I decrease the amount at all, my legs start to hurt until the level is brought back up. Your body will only use a certain amount of the Neurontin and anything above that it just basically flushes.

  • Hello Julie, I have been on Nuerontin for over 2 years 600mg 3 X a day. Although I have had no emotional effects, I can deffinately relate to the taste issues. Seems to me, that everything I eat is way overly salty or just bad tasting, which has me eating WAY to many sweets. I am constantly craving goodies. I cannot connect this directly to neurontin myself but I have seen where others say the same. I am very fortunate that I do not gain weight easily but I am probably gonna be in deep doodoo with my PCP when he sees my bloodwork results for my chlorest/triglyc counts
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