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Depakote

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Other Names: Depakote ER   Divalproex   Epival

Neurontin

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Other Names: Gabapentin   Gabarone
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 67,781 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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By grimmclan
September 19, 2014
grimmclan wrote
Depakote Sprinkles/Epliepsy
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By NinaJ
July 13, 2014
NinaJ wrote
3 months on Neurontin
You have lymphoma.
Shirley Klumm  |  September 18, 2014
i think neurontin gave me RA. I have been on and off for a few years 5(5 maybe) only because i was on and off insurance. the withdraw is awful ! but the arthritis pain, swelling, didnt go away even after a year of being off. now im going to a specialist because i tested positive for rheumatoid. i think the neurontin caused it somehow or kicked it in maybe. but ive allready read about 4 people having this happen in the 20 minutes googleing. hmmm
april  |  August 22, 2014
I stopped taking the neurontin, weening myself off if it and a month later still having bad arthritis pain. I hope you have stopped taking it as well.
Hi Sonya  |  July 23, 2014
I have been taking Neurontin for about 2 1/2 months and I am having some of the same symptoms. I wake up most mornings with both arms (from my elbows on down) are numb and in pain. My feet swell very mad also and so does my face. I started out taking 100mg three times a day to taking 300mg four times a day. I'm still in constant pain and my mood swings are horrible. My lymph nodes under my arm is also swollen, red, and painful. I have migraines. I totally understand how you feel.
Sonya  |  July 14, 2014
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By denarachel
May 31, 2014
denarachel wrote
Humira affecting depakote levels
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By psydo niche
December 27, 2013
psydo niche wrote
depokote and heroin
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By Vanessa
December 9, 2013
Vanessa wrote
Neurotin
I love your concluding sentence.
So true. I love this med too. I might even be addicted to it! (Not really).
But its awesome :D
Crystal  |  August 29, 2014
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By misty
November 18, 2013
misty wrote
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By IMT
September 7, 2013
IMT wrote
Gabapentin, Lyrica & Peripheral Neuropathy & Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
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By nj611
August 14, 2013
nj611 wrote
just started depakote- signs of hypoglycemia
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What patients are saying about Depakote vs. Neurontin

2,370 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Depakote 'cause I do really good with the Neurontin....
...So I was reading about Depakote at medlineplus.gov and I couldn't help but notice a warning ...I myself was never offered Depakote 'cause I do really good with the Neurontin....
is great for me.  that is my main drug now and the...
Neurontin is great for me.  that is my main ...add on's. i was switched to neurontin from depakote and it's ...have far less to no side effects from it compared to depakote. i can think str...
neurontin for the headaches and none of them helped me. A...
...neuro has me taking tegratol for the headaches ...10 ten days. I've tried depakote, klonopin, neurontin for the headaches and none of them helped me. A few o...
With Depakote I seem to do well and neurotin. I hope this...
...I was tired of feeling lethargic, but my moods were good. With Depakote I seem to do well and neurotin. I hope this goes well...
My neurologist switched me from neurotin to depakote. I...
...My neurologist switched me from neurotin to depakote. I ...the afternoon pill. My neurologist, also, specializes in migrain management. She said the depakote also helps with head pain....
My neurologist switched me from neurotin to depakote. I...
...Carol, My neurologist switched me from neurotin to depakote. I ...the afternoon pill. My neurologist, also, specializes in migrain management. She said the depakote also helps with head ...
Didn't do diddly squat for me at all. Certainly didn't help...
...Depakote for the first time. I complained of chronic (and lifelong) sleep problems ...Nerontin saying it'd help me sleep... eventually. Didn't do diddly squat for me at all. Certainly didn't h...
it and my dr. put me on neurontin and what a difference it...
...depakote which helped me tremendously but the weight gaine was to much for me to handel as i had low self esteem to began with and the weight gain just added to it and my dr. put me on neurontin...
300mg three times daily for about 4 years. It helped...
...was on Neurontin 300mg three times daily for about 4 years. It helped some at first. ...decided to take me off Neurontin and put me on Depakote. I didnt like ...have also been on Nortriptylin...
and Depakote) I had side effects. Lamictal...
...taken as monotherapy. (Neurontin and Depakote) I had side effects. Lamictal has ...doc added on Topomax 50mg 1xday to help w/the bulimia and compulsive behaviors. Not working as an appr...
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