Have you ever done this? I'm not talking about things like Benzos or narcotics. I was recently officially diagnosised with a migarine disorder (it has been suspected for years, but now it's official)
I tried taking lamectil, but it made me drowzy and nauseiated the day after taking it, so I've stopped.
I read about a drug called Gabapentin that is perscribed for seizures, but has an off lable use as migraine prophylaxis with almost no side effects. I have a friend who takes it who says he feels great all the time (he used to be shy and anxious, but he's out going now, he takes it for seizures) and another family friend has reported the same results.
I want to at least try this drug, as it seems like it could help both of my conditions and cut down on the number of perscriptions I have to fill monthly (seriously, if I could get off SSRIs with this I would be so thankful)
How do I ask my neuro if I can try this? I'm worried that I'll sound like I'm a drug seeker. I don't want to go in or call her and be like "so yeah, I'd like to try this drug Gabapentin" I'd rather her suggest it, but should I just man up and ask?
I've been reading that Pfizer was sued for cherry picking results in the migraine treatment study, but the princible is the same, how do I ask for specific migraine meds?