My (temporary/PHP 4) psychiatrist and I met, and I expressed that I didn’t think the Klonopin was no longer doing anything for me. So he suggested slowly switching from Klonopin to Gabapentin.
I almost laughed out loud because our cats, Hee Seop and Angelo, both take Gabapentin before seeing the vet; in fact, it’s requested that Angelo, in particular, take it. He is the biggest love bug at home, but at the doctor’s, he’s extremely difficult to handle, so much so, that it seems he’ll froth at the mouth, become a zombie cat and eat everyone’s (including ours) brains who are in the room. He’s not quite that bad . . . ok, he is. Fortunately, the Gabapentin calms him. He still hisses and growls, but doesn’t attack the veterinary professionals. As much.
Hee Seop, on the other hand, is terrified of the vet, so much so that when he was in for a dental last year, he managed to yank his entire left thumb claw out! I don’t know how he did it, but that was the result. He also sometimes pees in the carrier, so we give him Gabapentin when going to the doctor, too.
At Behavioral Hospital, the psychiatrist considered putting me on mirtazapine to help me sleep. I heard that that stuff can really make you gain weight. I guess it would because it’s supposed to stimulate appetite, which is why Hee Seop used to take it.
Next thing I know, they’ll make me take heartworm and flea preventatives lol! 😂🤣😂