I was reading its off label use for bipolar. I was on it years ago and worked well . wanted to bring it up with my new doctor. I also read it was prescribed for pain I don't want the doctor to get the wrong idea when I bring it up.
John, gabapentin isn't one of THE most commonly prescribed drugs for bipolar, but it IS an anticonvulsant like Lamictal, Tegretol, Topomax, and Trileptal which are very commonly used.
Especially since it worked well for you, and especially because gabapentin isn''t a narcotic or controlled substance there should be no reason for you to hesitate to talk with your doctor.
Best wishes, Wildcat
Hi, again John' Yes go with what our friend WCV HAS said she really know a lot about the bipolar medications and also I would not think twice about asking the new doctor about Gabapentin at all if you had results with it before. This is not the type of medication for pain that people abuse it does not work like that it's more nerve pain in legs or anywhere in the body it is used more for.But always good to ask hope you get to feeling better my friend there are a lot of good medications for Bipolar out nowadays and they also know much more about it. so please for your sake stick with it. This is so common just think of it as anything else. later Chuck1957
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